Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure BG-2021-40/2151 – measures in Bulgaria
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 28 September 2021|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Author||Tsetomila Sabcheva and Luboslav Kostov (Citub) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||12 January 2022 (updated 18 January 2022)|
Sofia University is one of the major national universities in Bulgaria. Data shows that during the student recruitment campaign in 2021 almost 10,000 people submitted application documents to the university. Having a large number of students within the premises requires strict measures to be adopted. Pursuant to Art. 32, para. 1, item 1 of the Higher Education Act and orders №РД-01-743 of 31.08.2021 and РД-01-748 of 02.09.2021 of the Minister of Health, Sofia University approved a number of measures in order to limit the risk of spreading СOVID -19 among staff and students.
The measures adopted in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus within the Sofia University include:
All university teachers and students must follow the adopted measures in order to limit the spread of coronavirus disease. The presented order is applicable to the main university building (situated at the very center of Sofia city) and the other buildings all over the capital. Faculties of Mathematics and Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Theology, Economics and Business Administration, and Preschool and Primary School Education are spread over several campuses around Sofia.
Employees in standard employment
|Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No social partners involvement is registered so far with regard to the issued order.
No social partners' views are detected at the time of issuing the order.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Cleaners and helpers|
Eurofound (2022), Limiting the risk of COVID-19 in Sofia University, measure BG-2021-40/2151 (measures in Bulgaria), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/BG-2021-40_2151.html
30 January 2023
Governments across the EU continue to implement policies to support citizens and businesses in the face of rising food and energy prices caused by the COVID-19 crisis and intensified by the war in Ukraine. As winter approaches, preventing and addressing energy poverty becomes a priority. This article summarises the policy responses as reported in Eurofoundâ€™s EU PolicyWatch database from January to September 2022.Article
12 September 2022
Although the worldwide pandemic situation had already disrupted supply chains and triggered increases in energy and food prices in 2021, the situation deteriorated in 2022 with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.Article
12 September 2022
This article summarises the first policy responses that governments across the EU have started to implement to support companies affected by the rising prices, and those with commercial ties to Ukraine, Russia or Belarus.
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process.