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The Economic and Social Council (ESC) of Bulgaria with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Science (MES), the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the Municipality of Kyustendil is organising a regional round table on the topic “From Education to Employment: Opportunities for Young People in Kyustendil district” on 1st December 2014.

The forthcoming discussion is the sixth one of a series of regional round tables which the ESC holds in the country. Mayors from the region, representatives of MES and MLSP and their regional structures, principals and teachers, students, active employers as well as representatives of the structures of trade unions and employers' organisations in the field, ESC members and others are invited to attend the forum.

Over the past two years the ESC has organised a number of regional round tables which focused the public attention on topical issues of different districts and regions. With the current discussion the ESC directs the public attention on the problems of early school leaving as a significant problem for Bulgaria, which leads to serious economic, social and public consequences, and on overcoming youth unemployment at regional level.

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Пленарната сесия на Икономическия и социален съвет (ИСС) на свое заседание, проведено на 21 ноември, прие становище по една изключително важна за българското общество тема: „Здравеопазването в България – проблеми и възможни решения”.

С този документ ИСС цели да предизвика сериозен обществен дебат, в който да се представят позициите на гражданското общество за състоянието, проблемите и насоките за промяна на съществуващата здравна система.

В становището се подчертава, че основна функция и грижа на държавата са опазване и възстановяване на здравето и повишаване на качеството на живот на всеки български гражданин. Същевременно здравето е не само гарантирано от Конституцията на страната, но и задължение на всеки гражданин, свързано със спазването на законодателството и поддържането на здравословен начин на живот.

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On 14th November 2014, the Economic and Social Council (ESC) held a consultation in relation to the Council’s draft opinion on the “Healthcare in Bulgaria - problems and possible solutions”.

The meeting was led by the ESC Vice-President Prof. Neno Pavlov. Besides the ESC members the meeting was also attended by Dr. Rumyana Todorova, Governor of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and NHIF representatives, Bulgarian Medical Association, National Patients’ Organization, Municipal Hospitals Association, directors of hospitals, experts.

Dr. Ivan Kokalov, who is a rapporteur on the opinion, presented the main points of the act. In his words, the main aim of the ESC is to provoke serious public debate where to be presented the views of the civil society in term of the state, the problems and the prospects for change in the existing health system. Dr. Kokalov noted that the measures taken in the field of health insurance are not subject to a general concept that brings together the efforts of the country, employers and the nation for achieving a new attitude towards the health of people.

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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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