|Does an explicit strategy document exist?||Yes||Strategy for the Effective Implementation of ICT in Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria (2014-2020)|
|Is there funding for digital literacy/e-skills projects and programmes (including EU funding)?||Yes||Project "ICT in Education" funded by Operational Programme Human Resources Development . With funds from the State Budget and Operational Programme Human Resources Development in 2013, trainings for the key competence - Digital Competence have been funded, as well as trainings to acquire professional qualification for professions from the professional fields of Audio Visual Arts and Techniques; Production of Media Products; Computer Sciences; Applied Informatics and electronics; Automation, Communications and Computer Equipment. About 1900 persons are planned to be included in trainings with an ICT focus, funded by the State Budget in 2014.|
|Are there special programmes encouraging women, older workers ethnic minorities and other target groups to use ICT?||Yes||ICT-4-LLL project Target groups are supported on a horizontal basis.|
|Are there special programmes targeting employees (especially older workers and SMEs)?||Yes||Under the Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013 trainings on the key competence - Digital Competence are funded, as well as trainings to acquire professional qualification. Under the Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2014-2020 are to be funded activities in support of the equal access to opportunities of Lifelong Learning, including the field of information and communication technologies. A specific objective has been set out, in order to increase the numbers of employed persons working in sectors that are based on knowledge, high technologies and ICT, ecological economy.|
|Is ICT being integrated in classroom teaching and vocational training?||Yes||All schools have computer rooms and most of them use multimedia projectors. ICT have been partially integrated in classroom teaching and vocational learning – technological equipment in the schools is still a problem.|
|Are there programms offering ICT skills trainings in telecentres, public libraries and other informal environments?||Yes||There are programs that offer trainings for ICT skills in telecentres, public libraries and other informal environments.|
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