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Eva Paunova, MEP and eSkills Ambassador Will Award BAIT Awards 2015 Winners a Working Visit to Brussels

BAIT presents awards in 12 categories for contribution to the development of information and communication technologies

Eva Paunova, MEP and Ambassador of the European Commission (EC) for eSkills for Jobs initiative will award one representative of the winners in the 12 categories of the BAIT Awards 2015 a working visit to Brussels.

At the invitation of Paunova the awarded winners of all 12 categories will visit the European institutions in Brussels. During their visit they will be able to hold meetings with high-level representatives of the European Commission, MEPs and NGOs active in shaping the regulatory framework for Digital Europe.

Up to now a total of 11 bids for 6 categories have been submitted.

Candidates may apply in the following 12 categories: Education Award, Journalist Award /print media, radio and TV, internet publications, bloggers/ Student Award, Public administration Award /state and municipal/ Business Innovation Award, Corporate Social Responsibility Award, STARTUP Company Award, E-business Award, Mobile Solutions Award, Software Entertainment Award and the Special Award for significant contributions.


Registration is free and lasts until midnight on 12 January 2016 including

The competition is open to all companies in the ICT sector that work in the country and are registered under the Bulgarian commercial law.

The campaign and the ceremony for BAIT Awards are held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev.

The 5th edition of the BAIT Awards is held within the campaign eSkills for Jobs 2015-2016, which aims to raise citizens' awareness of the need to improve their digital skills. The initiative is implemented simultaneously in 21 EU countries, as BAIT is the contractor for Bulgaria. At the national level, the initiative brings together nine eSkills ambassadors, including Eva Paunova, Deputy Prime Minister Ivailo Kalfin, Anna-Marie Vilamovska, counselor in the presidency, as well as business representatives.

There will be cash prizes together with the statuettes and diplomas for all categories. They are in the form of vouchers with which the winners will have the opportunity to purchase goods or services from BAIT member-companies.

Full information about the previous four editions of the competition and the winners in the individual categories by year can be seen at

Registration form, the regulation of competition and the proposals of the sponsors are published on the website of the awards.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in early February 2016.

The competition and the ceremony of "BAIT Awards" for 2015 are held with the support of

Silver Sponsor: Microsoft Bulgaria 

In partnership with: BNT, BTA, BNR,, Computerworld, Computer,, TechNews, Digital Europe, National Centre for Safer Internet, Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency, National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria, Sofia Tech Park, IT JOBS, Junior Achievement, b2b Media, Student Organization BEST Sofia,, LauncHub, Eleven, StartUP,  Start it Smart, The Founder Institute and Innovation Starter Box.