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THE ESC ADOPTED AN ANALYSIS ON THE TRENDS IN MIGRATION ATTITUDES OF THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES IN BULGARIA

At its Plenary Session on 16 December 2016 the ESC adopted analysis on the Trends in migration attitudes of high school graduates in Bulgaria. The analysis was developed on the basis of an own survey held for the second time among the graduating secondary school students in the academic year 2016-2017. The first survey of the migration attitudes among the same students group was held by the ESC in the academic year 2014-2015.

Back then the ESC alerted for serious problems among the young graduating secondary school students which were related to the difficulty of finding employment, the difference between their expectations of good income and the actual opportunities for income, to the education quality and etc. The second study outlined some trends in the migration trends among the surveyed 2295 students from 65 schools across the country. The methodology and scope of the study were preserved. The second study also shows that approximately two-thirds of the graduating high school students have attitudes to migrate - a conclusion, which confirms a major trend that most of the young people tend to leave their place of origin. The ESC analysis identifies a certain similarity with the first study in regard to the reasons that influence the formation of such attitudes. The young people look for better quality of life and higher standard in the larger town, in the district town, in the capital or abroad. The analysis examines the variety of reasons and factors which form the attitudes of students.

The Plenary Session was attended by Mrs. Nina Naydenova as representing Prof. Borislav Borisov - Children, Youths and Sports Committee to the National Assembly. She positively assessed the ESC act and expressed hope that the problems of young people will quickly find adequate solutions.

In its analysis the ESC once again alerts the society and institutions about the need of emergency measures and adequate policies in order to limit possible demographic consequences.

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“THE CIVIL PARLIAMENT” 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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