Union of Disabled People in Bulgaria (UDPB)
8 "Hristo Belchev" str.
Ansprechpartner: Valya Tashkova
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
The Union of Disabled People in Bulgaria (UDPB) is one of the first non-governmental organizations for people with disabilities, established at the offset of democratic changes in Bulgaria - 15th of December 1989. UDPB unites 319 basic organizations and associations, set up in 203 municipalities in Bulgaria with more than 41253 individual members with various impairments and disabilities, including sensor impairments - blind and deaf and together with the associated members its membership amounts to more than 72 000.
With Decision of Council of Ministers, the Union is recognized as a representative organization at a national level and a member of the National Council for Rehabilitation and Social Integration
Mission: UDPB promotes the interests and rights of disabled people before state, public, and other bodies and associations in the country and abroad; it works on increasing disabled people's capacity for complete performance; advocates for a change in public opinion for more tolerant attitude towards human difference, for awareness raising and incorporation of the best European practices in combating discrimination and for social integration of people with disabilities.
For other net participants we can offer offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.