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State Gazette, issue 20 /March 8th, 2019
The Census of the Population and the Housing Fund in the Republic of Bulgaria regulates the law of the same name, which regulates the preparation, organization and carrying out of it in 2021. The census begins at 0.00 hrs. On January 22, 2021 and ends at 20.00 on February 15, 2021 Census bodies are the National Statistics Institute and the Central Census Commission together with district governors and mayors of municipalities. The National Statistical Institute provides the general guidance and a uniform methodology for the preparation and conduct of the census. The Central Census Commission is a temporary body composed of the National Statistical Institute; government bodies and departments that create and maintain registers or databases containing information on census sites; The National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria, non-governmental organizations, the media and the academic community. The Central Census Commission is appointed by the Prime Minister at the proposal of the Chairperson of the NSI, which is its chairman, and the term of office of the Commission is specified in the order for appointment. The Census Administration also includes territorial statistical, temporary district and municipal councils.
The subject of the census is the population that usually resides on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and the temporarily present population as well as the housing stock. Census observation units are the following persons: 1. Bulgarian citizens who are habitually resident in the Republic of Bulgaria, regardless of whether the critical moment of the census is located on the territory of the populated area in which they are habitually resident or on the territory of another settlement in the Republic of Bulgaria or abroad; 2. Bulgarian citizens who are habitually resident in the Republic of Bulgaria, but at the critical time of the census, reside outside the country, under the authority of the Bulgarian State, its bodies and organizations, as well as the members of their families who accompany them; 3. the citizens of the European Union and the members of their families who are habitually resident in the Republic of Bulgaria at the critical moment of the census; 4. aliens who have been granted a residence permit on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria pursuant to Art. 23, para. 1, items 2-4 of the Aliens Act in the Republic of Bulgaria prior to the critical moment, as well as stateless persons; 5. the persons granted protection under the Law on Asylum and Refugees prior to the critical moment of the census; 6. Bulgarian citizens who are habitually resident outside the Republic of Bulgaria, but temporarily residing in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria; 7. the aliens who have been granted a residence permit under Art. 23, para. 1, item 1 of the Aliens Act in the Republic of Bulgaria prior to the critical moment of the census, as well as stateless persons; 8. the persons, for whom a procedure for granting protection under the Law on Asylum and Refugees has been opened to the critical moment of the census.
Surveillance units are residential buildings, including those that are not used at the time of the census, and multi-purpose buildings. Units of observation are the following dwellings: 1. dwellings in residential buildings in which the persons of the census live; 2. uninhabited dwellings in residential buildings; 3. dwellings in non-residential buildings where individuals live in the critical moment of the census; 4. dwellings in mixed-use buildings where individuals are living at the critical time of the census. Units of observation are other residential units such as huts, barracks, caravans, floating houses, barns, mills, and other shelters used to live in the critical census. Unit of observation during the census are households. Units of observation in the census are not: 1. Bulgarian citizens, who usually reside in the territory of another state, except for the persons under Art. 12, para. 1, item 6; 2. foreign citizens - members of staff of foreign diplomatic and consular representations in the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as members of their families; 3. employees of intergovernmental and intergovernmental organizations in the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as members of their families; 4. foreign foreign military personnel in the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as members of their families; 5. the crews of the foreign river and sea ships, located in the ports or in the territorial waters of the Republic of Bulgaria, and the passengers on board such ships; 6. crews of foreign airplanes and their passengers located in the area of the airports of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The following data shall be collected for the persons: 1. own, surname and forenames; 2. a Identified citizen number (ICN) for Bulgarian citizens and foreigners who have been granted a residence permit in the Republic of Bulgaria under Art. 23, para. 1, items 3 and 4 of the Aliens Act in the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as foreigners who have been granted refugee status and humanitarian status under the Law on Asylum and Refugees; 3. personal number of a foreigner (PNH) for foreigners who have been granted a residence permit under Art. 23, para. 1, item 2 of the Aliens Act in the Republic of Bulgaria; 4. personal number of a citizen of the European Union; 5. date of birth; 6. sex; 7. relationships between family members and family members; 8. permanent address and current address; 9. citizenship; 10. residence status; 11. country and place of birth; 12. marital status; 13. number of live births; 14. degree of education; 15. literacy; 16. participation in education; 17. ethnic group; 18. faith; 19. mother tongue; 20. employment status - economically active or inactive; 21. occupation and / or position; 22. the name of the enterprise or the organization and economic activity of the legal unit; 23. location of the workplace or of the educational establishment; 24. type of transport used to travel to the workplace or to the educational establishment; 25. internal and external migration of persons; 26. Degree of permanently reduced working capacity or degree of disability.
For households, information is collected on the number of persons and temporary attendees. For residential buildings, the following data are collected: 1. address of the building; 2. type of the building; 3. location of the building; 4. year of construction; 5. type of building structure; 6. number of floors; 7. presence of a lift; 8. number of dwellings in the building; 9. presence of other objects in the building that are used for non-residential purposes; 10. accessibility of the building. For the residential buildings, data on the geographic coordinates of the entrances of the building are also collected. For the dwellings the following data are collected: 1. address of the dwelling; 2. type of dwelling; 3. the status of domicile; 4. property type; 5. total built-up area; 6. number of rooms and / or rooms; 7. kitchen and auxiliary premises; 8. energy security; 9. water supply and sewerage; 10. sanitary premises; 11. energy efficiency; 12. Material provision and services. The individual data collected during the census is a statistical secret and can only be used for statistical purposes.

State Gazette, issue 24 /March 22nd, 2019
The Social Services Act regulates the provision, use, planning, financing, quality, control and monitoring of these services in the Republic of Bulgaria. The distinctive principle is the individualized approach with an individual needs assessment defined as a professional survey of the life situation and the psychosocial condition of the individual in order to determine his / her emotional and social needs and needs for development and realization to guide social work. The individual needs assessment includes professional opinions, conclusions and recommendations based on analysis. Right to social services The right to social services has every person who needs support for the prevention and / or overcoming of social exclusion, the realization of rights or the improvement of his / her quality of life regardless of his / her age, health condition, education, income, social and property status. Every child has the right to social services tailored to his or her best interests, age, physical, health and mental condition, degree of development and individual needs. In the provision of social services, direct or indirect discrimination against persons based on sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, human genome, nationality, origin, religion or belief, education, belief, political affiliation, personal or social status, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, property status or any other features established by law or international treaty to which the Republic of Bulgaria is a party. Social services are not allowed to violate the rights, freedoms, dignity and personal integrity of individuals. Social services are provided according to the desire and personal choice, respecting the opinion of the child and the parents or the caregivers. The use of social care services for residential care is only allowed if the possibilities of supporting the persons through social services in the home environment and in the community are exhausted and organized in a way that does not allow isolation of the community members. Social services must be used only by order of the court and only in the cases determined by law. There is no mandatory use of social care services for residential care by adults.
Social services are generally accessible and specialized. Socially accessible social services are the services of: information, counseling and training for the realization of social rights and the development of skills that are provided for a period of no longer than two months as well as mobile preventive community work. Specialized social services are the services provided when: a certain risk to life, health, quality of life or person’s development occurs; the need to meet a specific need of a particular group of persons. Depending on their function, social services are: preventive; supporting; restorative. In the provision of social services, activities are also carried out to support the families and relatives of the consumers. The term for the provision of social services is determined by the individual assessment of the needs for person support and the results for the consumer that are to be achieved. The use of social services may be: short-term - for up to six months; medium term - for up to one year; long term - for one to three years. Depending on how they are used, social services can be: hourly; half-day; whole-day; day and night. Depending on the environment in which they are provided, social services are: services in the home environment; services in a specialized environment; mobile services. Residential care is provided only in a specialized environment. Assistant support is provided according to the personal needs of the individual, not limited to their home environment. All social services can also be provided on a mobile basis where this does not contradict the quality standards laid down in the Ordinance on the quality of social services and where the provision of such services does not require the creation of a specialized environment. Social Service Providers are the Ministerial Council as defining the state policy in this area, the Minister of Labor and Social Policy plans, the Agency for Social Assistance and the Agency for the Quality of Social Services.

State Gazette, issue 25 /March 26th , 2019
Various changes to the Territorial Planning Act affect the appearance of the city, regulatory and construction standards, and the introduction of transparency through online public information. There is an opportunity to impose specific requirements on the appearance of urban spaces, buildings and architectural ensembles from local authorities. By the ordinances, the municipal councils may set additional requirements for the volume and content of the detailed development plans and of the investment projects for new buildings, reconstruction, extension and overhaul and major repairs of buildings and facilities, streets, squares and green areas related to the urban space development, the preservation and preservation of architectural ensembles and the urban environment. The maximum intensity and building density provided with a general or detailed plan may be exceeded in the corner-regulated plots of land with a related basic build-up of the two lateral regulation lines only if and to the extent necessary to cover the tilting walls of the buildings in adjacent land plots properties such as the height and depth of the construction can not exceed those in the adjacent regulated landed properties. In these cases the minimum obligatory green area is reduced in proportion to the increased building density.
Landed properties can be placed: removable amusement objects; removable objects for administrative, commercial and other service activities; removable sites for temporary disaster inhabitation. For the first two categories of movable objects, permission to place is granted on the basis of a scheme and design documentation approved by the Chief Architect of the municipality. The placement scheme determines the spatial location, type, type, size, and purpose of the site. Depending on the type and purpose of the site, an individual project containing an architectural-engineering and engineering-technical part or a type design accompanied by a declaration of the site characteristics issued by the manufacturer on the basis of test reports or calculations and/or a quality management system certificate and / or documents certifying compliance with the technical requirements of the statutory instruments. The terms and procedure for the issuance of the permit for placing the sites, the approval and the requirements for the scheme and the design documentation shall be determined by an ordinance of the municipal council. The placement of movable objects in the regulated landed estates shall be allowed only if the development indicators laid down in the detailed development plan are not exceeded - density of construction, coefficient of intensity of construction and the determined minimum landscaped area shall not be reduced. Temporary use of property or parts thereof - state or municipal property, for additional open commercial area to movable objects, as well as to commercial premises in buildings is allowed under conditions and by an order determined by the ordinance of the municipal council. The relocated sites placed under the previous order shall be brought into conformity with the requirements of this Act within one year of its entry into force.
The public registers and the archives of the approved development plans and their amendments shall be published and kept up-to-date on the website of the respective department under conditions and by an order determined by an ordinance of the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works. Documents and documents issued and approved before the enactment of this law shall be published on the websites of the respective departments within one year of the entry into force of the amendments. Within two years of their entry into force, the Minister for Regional Development and Public Works shall establish an information portal for the spatial planning. The Territory Territory Portal is a central, public web-based information system that provides for the publication of the drafts of the development plans, their amendments and the plans in force, the building permits issued and the construction sites put into operation. A section is created on the Territorial Use Portal which includes the natural and legal persons entrusted by the state or municipalities to develop draft land development plans and investment projects as well as the amount of their remuneration. The Minister of Regional Development and Public Works shall issue an ordinance on the terms and procedure for publishing the acts and documents in the Territorial Development Portal.