The President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Georges Dassis will visit Bulgaria on 14-15 January. The visit is on the invitation of the President of the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council (ESC) Prof. Lalko Dulevski.

The Newsletter „Europe III – The voice of Groupe III“, edited by Various Interests’ Group of the European Economic and Social Committee, published in its July’s edition an extensive information about the visit of Ariane Rodert in Bulgaria.

In the EU around 14 million people are employed in social enterprises

Students from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) and the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, representatives of ministries and NGOs met today at the UNWE and debated on the theme “Opportunities for development of social entrepreneurship in 2014 -2020 - Creating employment for young people” together with guest lecturer and Vice-President of Group III at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Ariane Rodert.

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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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