About the project

Main objective:
Through cross-border consolidation of resources, capacity building and public-private partnership to achieve provision of more effective social services for people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Romanian-Bulgarian border area.

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New social legislation in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, new social legislation is in force, including a new Law on Social Services, the unofficial translation of which into English can be found in the Documents section.

The first Diagnosis of the situation of persons with Disabilities in Romania

09.03.2021 The National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions (ANDPDCA) carried out, with the support of the World Bank, the first Diagnosis of the situation of persons with Disabilities in Romania.

At the end of the largest effort of data collection, research and analysis made in Romania in the field of disability, ANDPDCA is able to make public complete information on the situation of people with disabilities, both from the perspective of the legal framework and public policies.

The complete diagnosis can be consulted here:


The new adoption law will come into force in March 2021.

09.03.2021 The new law provides for the simplification of the adoption procedure.

For example, the validity of the certificate of adopter or adoptive family has been extended from two to five years.

Also, the identification of relatives up to the fourth degree is eliminated from the adoption procedure in cases where the individualized child protection plan has as finality the adoption. Relatives will be searched only once and only up to the third degree, thus shortening the periods in which children remain trapped in the protection system.

The law also stipulates that children over the age of 14 will be able to benefit from the chance to stay with a family, remaining adoptable until adulthood (18 years old)