Strengthening the privatised system of civil enforcement in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria: closed

Project description

In 2005, a system of private enforcement agents was introduced in Bulgaria. The system, which was characterized by more efficiency and professionalism, existed alongside the system of court-based state enforcement agents. The Chamber of Private Enforcement Agents is a key institution for the functioning of the private system for the enforcement of judicial decisions in Bulgaria. The Chamber has been established in order to improve the professional performance of private enforcement agents and to represent the profession towards other state and nonstate

The aim of the project was to enhance the capacities of the Chamber of Private Enforcement Agents in order to play this role in the Bulgarian enforcement system. In 2011, during the last months of the project, two more roundtable discussions for journalists were organized in Bulgaria. Furthermore, a Practice Standard Manual was completed and disseminated among all private enforcement agents through a number of training seminars. Finally, a small working group prepared the so-called ‘Legal Framework Analysis of the Civil Judgment Enforcement in Bulgaria’. This document, which identified the main shortcomings in the legislative framework for private enforcement agents in Bulgaria, was officially presented and discussed at the closing conference of the project, which took place at the end of May 2011. 


Project team

Eric Vincken

Eric Vincken

Project Manager

Ingrid de Haer-Douma

Ingrid de Haer-Douma

Project Officer

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  • Bulgaria // Expert conference marks the completion of Matra project 26 May 2011
    On 19 and 20 May 2011, an expert conference was held in Sofia to discuss the regulatory framework for the functioning of the private enforcement agents’ system in Bulgaria. As the conference was also the last activity of the project, it marked the completion of the almost three-year Matra project “Strengthening the privatized system of civil enforcement in Bulgaria”. The immediate reason for the conference can be found in the publication of the “Legal Framework Analysis of the Civil Judgment Enforcement in Bulgaria and Recommendations for its improvement”, an analysis commissioned by the project. A small group of Bulgarian experts, supported by the project’s key expert, prepared the report and presented its findings at the conference. On behalf of the Bulgarian Government, the Deputy-Minister of Justice Mrs. Janeta Petrova attended the conference. The International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) was represented by its President Leo Netten. Deputy Head of Mission...

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