The project was aimed at establishing an effective system for trilateral co-operation and dialogue between social partners in the field of industrial relations in Bulgaria on the basis of European historical experience and the principles laid down in the European Social Charter ratified in 2000.
The project was implemented within the enlisted by PHARE ACCESS 2000 Program priorities related to the adoption and adaptation of EU Community law as well as European practices in the field of social and economic development. Practical instruments were applied to test several models and mechanisms for partnership and representation of interests of each participant in the trilateral dialogue. These models and mechanisms are pertinent to the European legislative principles.
The project offers complete systematic assessment of the achievements and deficits of trilateral partnerships, which are the main mechanisms of social co-operation in Bulgaria at present and develops an effective system for interaction of organized interests in the public sphere as an instrument for political representation, which are complementary to the institutions of parliamentary democracy.
The project initiative aims to develop and put in practice a “bottom-up” approach to regional development by identifying and engaging the natural leadership potential of Bulgarian regions within a coherent framework of debate and collective action.
In November 2006 IRIS initiated a 9-month project for comparative study of the Turkish and Roma minorities in Bulgaria in the years of democratic transition (1989 – 2006).
In December 2004 IRIS Civil Society Development: Research and Training Program started the implementation of the nine-month project entitled Youth Tourist Exchange. Business Initiatives for Community Development in South Eastern Bulgaria (towns Loznitza, Zavet and Isperih)
The project aim was to develop a Regulation Treating the Management, Control and Informational Provision of the National Operative Program for Regional Development as an instrument for the Bulgarian regional policy implementation.
The project aim was to establish Youth Community Council in the Municipality of Zavet as a consultative body to the local authorities.
The project aimed at developing and implementing working models of lobbying which represent organized local/municipal, civic and entrepreneurial interests.