Today, 25 January 2021, Zornitsa Roussinova - President of the Economic and Social Council (ESC), opened the first plenary session of the new Economic and Social Council. The council's four-year mandate begins on 25 January. Bulgaria faces economic and social challenges, but the Economic and Social Council will contribute at national and European levels to facilitate economic recovery, the creation of jobs, increasing people's incomes, said at the opening of the session ESC President Zornitsa Roussinova.

The President of the National Assembly Tsveta Karayancheva congratulated the new President of the ESC Zornitsa Roussinova and the members of the ESC, emphasising that the diverse expert potential of the Council and its direct relationship with citizens is an important mechanism and part of the democratic process of legislative and administrative decisions. The President of the National Assembly asked for even more active participation of ESC in the social development following its basic principle - consent and unity for the good of Bulgaria.



is the “bridge” between citizens and the national government. Its mission is to support such “bridging” so as to facilitate the communication between the society and the national government. It is the new and modern institution of the civil dialogue.

The ESC's mission is to promote civil society organisations access to and involvement in the process of decision-making on strategic economic and social issues.

The main goal of ESC's operation is to enable different representatives of organised civil society to feel free to state their views whereas unanimity on matters of common interest is encouraged. The Council expresses and protects civil society interests by communicating agreed statements and proposals submitted by its members to the executive and legislative authorities.

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