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Global Compact Local Network in Bulgaria closes the gap between education and business: A large variety of career choices attracted 2000 young people to the fifth annual “Bazaar of professions”


The fifth edition of the unique initiative “Bazaar of professions” attracted close to 2000 students, teachers and parents, 20 companies and organizations and more than 40 lecturers in the two days it was held.

The Bazaar is the largest public exhibition where companies and professionals have the opportunity to introduce students to different occupations. Its goal is to enable children to think about their future profession long before they have to make that life choice. Read more


1200 kids got to know a plethora of professions within the project “Proud of my parents’ work” 2019

GTMR-MRB (53)4 November 2019

During the event professionals from all types of industries revealed the secrets of different occupations in an interesting way for the kids – engineer, chemist, geologist, botanist, banker, insurance agent, financier, marketing specialist, tailor, car mechanic, athlete, fireman, landscape architect, freighter, procurator, programmer, 3D artist and many more. Each company presented their occupations in an off-beat fashion though educational games, work-shops, quizzes and work with 3D printers and scanners. Read more


DISCOVER YOUR TALENT! European Vocational Skills Week



European Vocational Skills Week, 5-9 December 2016

Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Around half of Europe’s workforce has benefited from vocational education and training (VET). As a result, thanks to well-trained staff with up-to-date skills, companies and organisations are stronger and more competitive. They also contribute to smart and sustainable growth.

The European Vocational Skills Week is being organised to demonstrate the positive aspects of VET and to showcase concrete examples of excellence and quality. The Global Compact Local Network Bulgaria became part of the European Vocational Skills Week with its initiative „Children’s Bazaar of Professions“.

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GCLN Bulgaria’s Strategic Plan 2015+ on SDGs handed to Mrs. Bokova, UNESCO Director-General

On 19th May 2016 a public discussion on „Sustainable Development Goals: Better World by 2030“ was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Keynote speaker was Mrs. Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General and candidate for UN Secretary General. In her inspiring speech sheIMG_56241 stressed the importance of the 17 Sustainable Goals, that had been elaborated and would be implemented for the first time in close cooperation with governments, civil society, the private sector and academia.

Mr. Ognian Trajanov, Chairperson of the National Council of GCLN Bulgaria, was one of the panelists in the discussion during the meeting and presented Mrs. Bokova with a Personalized Copy of the Strategic Plan 2015+ as a guarantee for its implementation. Learn more.