Members of The Union of Disabled People in Bulgaria visited the District Information Point in Ruse. They familiarised themselves with good practices of projects implemented with funds from the European Union. The accessibility of public buildings and urban transport were among the most discussed topics. The participation of people with disabilities in decision making related to city architecture is very important, but it needs time. We are aware of the fact that within the course of 4-5 years the environment would not change in a blink of an eye, but if we use the opportunities to participate in discussions, we might expect our voices to be heard, the participants commented.
Setting up a network of equality centres in Bulgaria and Romania is impending. They will be located in Vidin, Ruse and Razgrad, and in Calafat, Giurgiu and Câlâraş, respectively.
More than 20% of the people with disabilities in Bulgaria live in the Municipalities along the Danube river banks, is what a survey made by the Centre for Research, Information and Socio-Economic Documentation (CRID) shows. In Romania, this percentage is 12,61. 84 per cent of the people with disabilities in Bulgaria are economic inactive, while in Romania, 73% of the people with disabilities do not work.