On Friday, 25 June 2010, the Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria will host the 10th Annual Meeting of the CESLink project Group – the Information Center of the Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the National Economic and Social Councils of the EU Member States.

The meeting will be opened by Prof. Lalko Dulevski PhD., President of the ESC. Representatives from the European Economic and Social Committee and the Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands will also attend the meeting.

The program includes the Annual Activity Report of CESLink network in 2009, proposals for project activities for the period 2010-2011, as well as preparing a report to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Presidents and Secretaries - General of the National ESCs in September this year. The new websites of the ESC of Bulgaria and the EESC will be presented.

CESLink project started in 2000 as an expression of the aspirations of the EESC and the National Economic and Social Councils in the EU to provide citizens more information about their activities. Today CESLink has a web portal, a database of documents of National Economic and Social Councils, intranet site for communication between CESLink correspondents.

Through the CESLink project the EESC and the National Councils work actively to raise public awareness about their work and activating the civil society in Europe. Documents of the EESC and the National Councils, as well as information about their activities circulate through the common portal, intensifying thereby the cooperation between these institutions.



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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