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Seminar “Administrative and social questions regarding legally residing TCNs in Bulgaria”

IOM Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Association "With Russia for Faith, Unity and Culture - Nessebar" organized a seminar on “Administrative and social questions regarding legally residing third country nationals (TCNs) in Bulgaria”. Topics discussed during the seminar included problems faced by foreigners when entering and residing in Bulgaria, labor migration and the risks it poses, and last but not least - the access of TCNs to social services in Bulgaria. Lectors included representatives from the Migration Directorate – MOI, regional MOI – Burgas, Labor agency, the National Commission for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings – Burgas and the Social Assistance Directorate – Burgas. More than 50 TCNs took part in the seminar and were able to ask questions on the administrative and social procedures that concern them.

IOM Bulgaria would like to extend its gratitude to all participants, the lectors from the above-mentioned institutions and to the chairman of the Association "With Russia for Faith, Unity and Culture - Nessebar" for the active participation in the seminar and its preparation.

The event was organized as part of the project “Raising the awareness of the Bulgarian society and migrant communities in Bulgaria,” funded by the National Program of Bulgaria under the Asylum, Migration, and Integration Fund 2014–2020.