The ESC's draft opinion "ESC's proposals regarding the preparation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan of the Republic of Bulgaria" was considered at a joint meeting of two commissions of the council. Radosvet Radev - Chairman of the Economic Policy Commission and Plamen Dimitrov - Chairman of the Labour, Income, Living Standards and Industrial Relations Commission proposed for discussion the developed draft. The two rapporteurs stressed the importance of the future ESC act as an important part of the current public discussion on the preparation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan of Bulgaria. This plan will be of key importance for the development of Bulgaria in the difficult times of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the two rapporteurs emphasised. Based on this plan, Bulgaria will receive funding from the Mechanism for Recovery and Resilience under the European NewGeneration EU plan.

At a joint meeting, two commissions of the Economic and Social Council considered a draft analysis of the activities of higher education institutions and the realisation of higher education graduates. The chairperson of the leading commission - the Social Policy Commission in ESC - Veselin Mitov presented the objectives of the developed document. The rapporteur on the analysis Dimitar Manolov noted the importance of the topic of higher education in our country, as well as the recent regulatory changes in this area. He also stressed that the quality of higher education is related to the quality of secondary education, on the one hand, and, on the other, that it is the most important educational level that determines the future realisation and quality of life of young people.

We highly appreciate the resolution "The European Green Deal - Economic, Social and Environmental Challenges and Possible Solutions for Bulgaria" adopted by the Bulgarian ESC as a profound and significant contribution to the development of the European Green Deal, Mauro Petriccione, Director-General for Climate Action of the European Commission, wrote in a letter to the ESC President - Prof. Dulevski.

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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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