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The Economic and Social Council believes that for overcoming the negative trends in education timely and quick actions are needed without postponing and delay. In this regard, this year the ESC initiated a series of regional discussions on the problems of early school leaving. The first meeting was held in September in Vratsa and the second one - in October in Sofia, with the participation of representatives of the Spanish ESC.
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Early school leaving, a leading factor for unemployment, poverty and social exclusion is a significant problem for Bulgaria and for many other EU Member States and at the same time it is a challenge before the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
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By a decision of the ESC President Board a resolution entitled: "Actions in support of young people and tackling youth unemployment in Bulgaria" was elaborated. Rapporteur was Mr. Plamen Dimitrov, President of the Commission for Labour, Incomes, Living standard and industrial relations to the ESC. The resolution is a continuation of the ESC work on the problems of education and employment of young people in Bulgaria.
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The Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria organised a joint consultative meeting with the Economic and Social Council of Spain on “Early school leaving - challenges and solutions”, which will be held on 21 October 2013 at 9.30 am in the Meeting Hall of the Central Cooperative Union (floor 14), str. “G.S.Rakovski” № 99, Sofia.

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The Plenary Session of the Economic and Social Council, at its meeting on 26 September 2013, adopted a resolution expressing its common stance on the country's preparation for the future accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and on conducting an adequate policy towards international investment and multinational enterprises.
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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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