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The Economic and Social Council (ESC) jointly with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria is organising a public discussion on the Draft Children Act, which will be held on 6th March, 2012 at 14.00 in "Serdika" Hall of Sheraton hotel .

The aim of the discussion is to enable all stakeholders to express their views on the Draft Act concerning the children’s rights and protection. ESC will present  a Resolution on the Draft Children Act, adopted by the Plenary Session on 24 February 2012.
Representatives of the Bulgarian government and Parliament, social partners, the Ombudsman of Bulgaria, NGOs, scientists and experts are invited to participate in the public discussion.

The Forum will be launched by the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Mr. Totyu Mladenov.

Responsible parenting and integrated protection of children's rights are of  crucial importance to overcome  the demographic challenges facing Bulgaria within Europe 2020 Strategy.

The Council has placed special attention on the issues of children’s rights and protection in several acts over the years. Moreover it has drafted and adopted a separate opinion devoted to family and good parenting.

In these acts the ESC has noted several problems related to early school leaving, education level and the protection of children and has stressed the need of a complex approach to the policies and measures pursued towards this.

In the adopted resolution concerning the Draft Children Act, the ESC expresses its unanimous opinion that " reliable, durable and effective results in the field of children's rights can be achieved only through adequate interaction between all stakeholders - government institutions, regional and local authorities, social partners, NGOs and children themselves.

In this connection the ESC considers that the developed Draft Children Act is an essential step towards the complex guaranteeing of  children's rights and towards the legislative regulation of the necessary social and family environment for their upbringing and education.

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The President of the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council /ESC/ shall be elected by the National Assembly for a term of four years on a proposal of the Council of Ministers under the ESC Act. The proposal of the Council of Ministers shall be coordinated in advance with the groups represented in the council.

All organisations represented in the ESC of Bulgaria supported the nomination of Prof. Dulevski for President of the Council which was preliminary proposed by the Bulgarian government.

On 27th January 2012 the Council of Ministers made a decision to propose to the National Assembly the election of Prof. Dulevski as President of the ESC.

On 1st February 2012 the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria unanimously supported Prof. Lalko Dulevski for President of the ESC whereas all the Members of Parliament attending the parliamentary hall voted in favour of his nomination.

Prof. Lalko Dulevski was elected for third time in a row by the Bulgarian Parliament as President of the ESC with a four-year mandate (elected by the Parliament for first term on 17th September 2003 and re-elected second term on 18th January 2008).

He is President of the ESC since the establishment of the Bulgarian council and has definite contribution to its successful development following the model of the European Economic and Social Committee.

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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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