INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

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.

On the 3 and 4 of June the Economic and social council of Bulgaria hosted the second and final TRESMED 4 Project Seminar with a thematic line - "Regional cooperation and good practices in the region". Members of the Economic and Social Councils of Bulgaria, Greece, France, Spain and the European Economic and Social Committee took part in the event, as well as representatives of organizations defending economic and social interests, human rights, women etc. from Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Also present were representatives of the ILO DWT Cairo Office for North Africa, the ILO Country office for Egypt, Eritrea and Sudan, the European Training Foundation in Turin, the Anna Lindh Foundation and of the EuroMed Civil Encounter (ECEM). The seminar was devoted to the policies related to women and young people - a key factor for economic prosperity and social integrity of the countries of the southern Mediterranean region. The seminar was opened by Dr. Konstantin Trenchev, Vice - President of the ESC of Bulgaria and member of the ESC’s group II - trade unions at national level, and Soledad Córdova, Secretary-General of the ESC of Spain. For two days, the participants exchanged ideas and best practices that help to strengthen the Mediterranean partnership within the European Neighbourhood Policy. In a conclusive speech at the closing of the seminar Prof. Lalko Dulevski, President of the ESC of Bulgaria emphasized the willingness of the Bulgarian Council to be a platform for young people in the country to raise awareness, influence and role in decision-making process and in strengthening and supporting social dialogue.

Икономическият и социален съвет (ИСС) на България ще е домакини на втория семинар по проект на ТРЕСМЕД 4 - „Регионално сътрудничество и добри практики в региона”, който ще се състои в София на 3-ти и 4-ти юни 2013 г.

ИСС на Испания, който отговаря за управлението на проекта ще бъде представен от съветник от всяка от трите групи на институцията. Събитието ще открият Заместник-председателят на ИСС д-р Константин Тренчев и Главният секретар на ИСС на Испания.

Семинарът е заключителен за третата тематична линия на проекта, целящ очертаването на практиките, които се развиват в държавите от южния Средиземноморски регион, осъществени чрез диалог между организациите на гражданското общество. Ще бъде споделен опит в сътрудничеството и други проблеми,  свързани с правата на младежите и жените.

От страна на Европейския съюз участие ще вземат представители на Икономическите и социални съвети на България, Гърция, Франция, Испания и на Европейския икономически и социален комитет. В срещата ще участват и представители на Икономически и социални съвети и организации, представляващи икономически и социални интереси от Израел, Монако, Тунис, Либия и Египет.

Ще присъстват също представители на МОТ - Група за достоен труд, Офис Северна Африка и на националните офиси на МОТ за Египет, Еритрея и Судан, на Европейска фондация за обучение в Торино, фондацията „Анна Линд” и на Евромед „гражданска среща”.

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MISSION

“THE CIVIL PARLIAMENT” OF BULGARIA

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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