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ESC AND THE EESC ORGANIZE PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON THE TOPIC "WHAT EUROPE DO WE WANT?"

On 30 November from 9 am in the Royal Hall of Sofia Hotel Balkan No 5 St. Nedelya Square), a public discussion will be held on the topic: "What Europe Do We Want?" Organized by the Economic and Social Council (ESC) of Bulgaria and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

The discussion aims to present the messages of the Bulgarian organized civil society about the development of the European Union. It takes place before the summit on 9 May 2019 in the Romanian city of Sibiu where key decisions are expected to be made about the future of the EU. Discussing the messages about what Europe do we want is the next initiative of the ESC in partnership with the EESC, which focuses on the expectations of the citizens and expresses their active position.

The European Economic and Social Committee President Luca Jahier will participate in the discussion. He arrives in Bulgaria especially for this occasion. The opening of the discussion will be attended by the Chairpersons of National Assembly Committees, Hassan Ademov and Petar Kanev, as well as ESC President Lalko Dulevski. The members of the Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria, as well as the Bulgarian members of the EESC, experts, representatives of the academic community, representatives of youth and other non-governmental organizations are invited to participate in the discussion. The main speakers on the economic and social dimensions of the future EU are Vasil Velev, Konstantin Trenchev, Neno Pavlov, Plamen Dimitrov, Georgi Stoev and Bogomil Nikolov.

The event will also mark two anniversaries - 60 years since the launching of the European Economic and Social Committee and the 15th anniversary of the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council.

MISSION

“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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