A roundtable on Wednesday, organized by the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), discussed measures for expansion of Bulgaria's labour market and facilitating the integration of highly-skilled third country migrants, BICA said in a press release.
Modern-day migration is not merely a transfer of productivity and labour force, but of talents, skills and fates as well, the press release says. The aim of the roundtable was to exchange information and single out trends based on which guidelines will be proposed on the implementation of a third-country migrants policy. Experts gave priority to drafting long-term measures regarding the labour market and the implementation of a new up-to-date policy on the admission of third-country migrants in support of Bulgaria's economy.
The roundtable helps Bulgaria's preparedness as a EU member state to enact the Blue Card Directive, which grants legally employed third-country nationals socio-economic rights similar to the rights that workers from EU member states. The Blue Card will be put in place alongside national schemes for the employment of highly-qualified workers.