site.btaSofia Hosts Charitable Exhibition with Pieces by Artists with Disabilities

Sofia Hosts Charitable Exhibition with Pieces by Artists with Disabilities
Sofia Hosts Charitable Exhibition with Pieces by Artists with Disabilities
Minister of Labour and Social Policy Ivanka Shalapatova at the exhibition, Sofia (BTA Photo)

A charitable exhibition entitled The Big Bang is on display at Sofia's Vivacom Art Hall. The pieces created by young talents with intellectual disabilities mentored by Jamba's Pepa Stoyanova can be seen by the public from March 1 till 7.

The event organized by the Social Future Foundation was attended by Minister of Labour and Social Policy Ivanka Shalapatova, who said: "We will soon introduce legislative changes aimed at promoting social entrepreneurship, which will broaden the horizon for social enterprises." The purpose of the changes will be for social enterprises to have easier access to public procurement, European, state and municipal funding, subsidies and state aid.

Shalapatova said that more than 2.8 million organizations shape the social economy in Europe. They create 13 million jobs and generate 8% of the European Union's GDP.

In her speech at the event, the Minister said: "The talent that surrounds us tonight is a testament to the potential of everyone to be exceptional, regardless of the circumstances life has put them in. We are used to looking at people with disabilities, focusing on what they are deprived of. I focus on what they have. And it is very special, very powerful and unique."

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