The Economic and Social Council met again with students to hear their voice about the future of Bulgaria and the EU. This time the discussion with the young people from the National High School in Finance and Business in Sofia was on the topic: "Young People for Europe". The purpose of the discussion was to consider the benefits and challenges for Bulgaria's membership in the European Union, as well as to broaden students' knowledge in the field of civic education.

The Economic and Social Council (ESC) hosted a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Finance to discuss the draft vision of the National Development Programme "Bulgaria 2030". The discussion on the goals and priorities of the future strategic document was organised at the request of the Ministry of Finance for consultation and it is the second one on this topic in the ESC.

The Economic and Social Council adopted an opinion on "Challenges Facing Labour in the Context of the Digitization of the Economy". This is yet another ESC position related to the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the development of society. As in previous positions, ESC stresses that, if appropriate and proper policies are implemented, technological developments will lead to positive results and a number of risks will be avoided.

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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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