On 9 October the Plenary Session of the ESC adopted a Resolution on "A White Paper on the Future of Europe: Reflections and Scenarios for the EU27 by 2025"

In the context of public debates following the European Commission's White Paper and a series of reflection papers on the future of the European Union after Brexit, ESC has been actively involved in the EESC's debate on the subject this June in Sofia. At the same time, the future of Europe will be one of the important issues discussed during the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council in 2018 and our country must have a clear position in this process.

Проф. Николай Генчев:

…„Левски като че ли остава един от малцината големи мъже на възрожденската епоха, който беше пощаден от бурите на нашия социален и духовен живот, който като цяло не беше поставен под съмнение.

Съмненията и недомлъвките не отминаха дори Раковски. Едни се опитаха да уличат Раковски в непоследователност, други му предписаха диктаторски, тоталитарни домогвания, трети поискаха да видят у него чужд агент, защото през целия си живот беше ратувал за балканско разбирателство.

Или да вземем за пример другия връх на българската революция — Любен Каравелов. След Освобождението го клеймяха с позора на предателството, после се опитваха да го разпъват на кръст между различните направления, без да разбират неговата сложна, противоречива и богата натура. Започнаха да го тикат в един или друг калъп, да спорят безсмислено на кого принадлежи — на буржоазията или на народа.

At his last Plenary Session ESC adopted a Resolution on "Possible directions for the development of the vocational education and training system in Bulgaria".

In its act ESC found different challenges to vocational training and education (VET) such as the loss of competitive advantages in vocational education and training of the workforce, especially in the field of new technologies, the lack of effective links between training institutions and employers, the inability to develop modern professional skills in a real environment, the lack of a system for regularly forecasting the needs of vocational education and training, as well as obsolete facilities and textbooks.

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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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