Items filtered by date: February 2018

We are facing a revolution that will radically change the way we live, work and treat one another. This is stated in an opinion on "The Future of Labour: Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution" adopted by the Economic and Social Council. With this document ESC draws the attention of the institutions to the new challenges related to the digital transformation of the economy, which will change the Bulgarian economy as well. ESC is of the opinion that there will be changes in the state government and institutions, education, health care, transport, etc. The fourth industrial revolution is both an opportunity and a threat to producers and workers, the opinion argues.

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The Economic and Social Council held consultations on issues related to the normative regulation of dual education or work-based learning. The consultation was requested by the Minister of Education Krasimir Valchev who, in a special letter to ESC, referred to the ESC Act and justified the need for a broad dialogue between stakeholders and institutions, in order to find the best solutions to the problems encountered in the process of establishing the new form of education - dual education. Minister Valchev stressed in the letter that the growing shortage of qualified workers with suitable professional training on the labour market requires the Ministry of Education and Science and other institutions to develop a regulatory framework that would create adequate conditions for the development of the new form of work-based learning. In response to this letter, ESC members met and discussed the topic with the teams of the three ministries led by the respective deputy ministers. The Ministry of Education and Science was represented by Deputy Minister Tanya Mihailova, The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy by Deputy Minister Lazar Lazarov, and the Ministry of Economy by Deputy Minister Lachezar Borisov.

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О, майко моя, родино мила,
защо тъй жално, тъй милно плачеш?
Гарване, и ти, птицо проклета,
на чий гроб там тъй грозно грачеш ?

Ох, зная, зная, ти плачеш, майко,
затуй, че ти си черна робиня,
затуй, че твоят свещен глас, майко,
е глас без помощ, глас във пустиня.

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Комисията по труд, доходи, жизнено равнище и индустриални отношения на Икономическия и социален съвет (ИСС) проведе заседание и обсъди проект за становище на ИСС „Бъдещето на труда: предизвикателства на четвъртата индустриална революция“.

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The Mission of the Labour Market Observatory at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) studies in Sofia good practices and models of civil society assistance in the integration of long-term unemployed in the labour market. It includes representatives of the EESC from the three groups: the employers are represented by Georgi Stoev, the trade unions by - Dr. Ivan Kokalov, the group with different interests by - Prof. Dr. Lalko Dulevski.   The mission was coordinated by the Labour Market Observatory Administrator Anna Dumitrache.

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The two-day mission of the European Labour Market Observatory of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held meetings and discussions with various institutions and organizations to explore the application and results of The Council Recommendation of February 2016 for integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market. The mission's special goal was to record good practices, experience and innovative methodologies in the involvement of civil society in the fight against long-term unemployment. One representative of each groups of the EESC was included in the mission. Representative of the group of employers was Georgi Stoev, the trade unions were represented by Dr. Ivan Kokalov, and the group with other interests - Prof. Dr. Lalko Dulevski. The mission was coordinated by the administrator of the Labor Market Observatory Anna Dumitrache.

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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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