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The second European Fair of social enterprises and cooperations of people with disabilities

Пловдивски панаир1The second European Fair of social enterprises and cooperations of people with disabilities takes place from 21st March till 24th March, 2013 at the 6th Pavilion of the Plovdiv Fair. The organizers of this forum are the European Commission, The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the Agency for people with disabilities and the National Union of the Labor artisan cooperative. 93 companies from 8 countries are present at the second edition of the European fair, 12% more than last year. This year its size is broadened by structures, presenting social services, foundations and associations, working in this sector and participants are also international organizations and foreign national associations. Apostolos Ioakimidis – head of Directorate-General “Enterprises and industry” of the EC, Bruno Rolants – head director of the European Confederation of Workers' Co-operatives and social enterprises, Ivanka Shalapatova – deputy minister of Labor and social policy, Mincho Kolarski – executive director of the Agency for people with disabilities, Elka Todorova – chairman of the Board of managers of the National federation of employers of people with disabilities and the mayor of Plovdiv – Ivan Totev.

Пловдивски панаир2The National Rehabilitation Center for the blind takes part in the Fair by an exhibition at a separate stand of pottery products, made by the clients of the art workshop at the NRCB – many pottery houses, vases, candlesticks, every-day objects and decorations. The visitors of the Fair showed a great interest towards the exhibited products and were informed about the activities and the aims of the NRCB, as well as about the project the Center work under at the present.