ESC on its Plenary Session held on February 24, 2017 adopted resolution entitled “European Energy Union: impact and effects for civil society”. The resolution estimates the importance of the European Energy Union Project (EEUP) for Bulgaria and its positive influence on the energy sector, business and citizens.

Vasil Velev, Chairman of the Governing Board of BICA, was elected as Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council during the Plenary Session held on 24th of February 2017. He is representing the Employers’ Group.

Traditionally, at its first Plenary Session in January, ESC adopted a resolution on the Annual Growth Survey of EC for Bulgaria and the accompanying documents which set the beginning of the new cycle of economic policies coordination in the European Union.

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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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