NEWS

THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARLIAMENT AND EUROPEAN COMMISSIONERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST PLENARY SESSION OF THE NEW ESC

The President of the Economic and Social Council (ESC) Zornitsa Roussinova will open the first Plenary Session of the newly formed Economic and Social Council, which will take place remotely on 25 January 2021 at 13:30 a.m. (Bulgarian time).

The inaugural session of the new ESC mandate will elect Vice-Presidents of the ESC and will discuss priorities in the activity of the ESC. 

Representatives of the state institutions and the National Assembly are invited. The official opening will be attended by the President of the National Assembly Tsveta Karayancheva, the EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel and EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nikolas Schmit and Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev.

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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