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THE BULGARIAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL ORGANISED A PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM FUNDING

“Financing the Social Security System in Bulgaria - Challenges and Possible Solution” - this was the subject of the public discussion organised by the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council, with the assistance of the Bulgarian University of National and World Economy and the Higher School of Insurance and Finance. It took place on 16th September 2009. The forum was opened by Totyu Mladenov, Minister of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The public discussion was held within the frames of the legal forms of institutionalised civil dialogue in Bulgaria between the structures of the civil society and the representatives of the Executive and the Legislature.

The aim was to discuss the various views in seeking the most successful solutions of the problems tabled and their significance for the development and implementation of a social policy, which shall be adequate to the newly established conditions.

At the forum the representatives of the Executive expressed their view on the current problems of the social security system funding - pension insurance and health insurance, the changes as foreseen and the guaranteeing of the insurance institutions stability.

Representatives of the three groups - those of the employers' organisations, of the trade unions' organisations and of the third sector organisations - who are Bulgarian ESC Members, as well as representatives of the Bulgarian scientific society presented their positions on the problems under consideration.

Members of the Bulgarian ESC, Members of Parliament, representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health; the National Social Security Institute, of the National Health Insurance Fund, non-governmental organisations, scientific units and experts took part in the discussion.

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“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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