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9. Youth and the World

9.7 Current debates and reforms

A National Working Group for implementation of the EU Youth Dialogue is now in process of establishment. In general, the group will perform the following tasks:

  • Ensuring consistent and continuous process of implementation of the EU Youth Dialogue throughout all cycles;
  • Raising the awareness of the EU Youth Dialogue process at national and local level among the society, young people, nongovernmental organisations and institutions;
  • Ensuring efficient cooperation and dialogue between the youth sector and the institutions in the Republic of Bulgaria;
  • Discussing proposals for improvement of the Dialogue between young people and institutions;
  • Developing and maintaining a database of organisations and institutions;
  • Developing common understanding and bottom-up approach with regard to the general thematic priority set out by the Council of the EU;
  • Consultations with view of possible solutions that would be brought to the attention of the Council of the EU;
  • Identifying specific actions to be brought to the attention of the Council of the EU for further discussion;
  • Organising the preparation and dissemination of the regular thematic enquiries within the Trio Presidency of the Council of the EU;
  • Summarising and receiving the results of the enquiry replies in a report to be sent to the European working group for the EU Youth Dialogue;
  • Monitoring of the information and carrying out the required communication with the respective institutions and authorities of the European Union with regard to the funding possibilities for the implementation of the EU Youth Dialogue;
  • Preparing and adopting an action plan for the implementation of the Dialogue;
  • Preparing project proposals and all required documents to the respective donor for the purposes of carrying out activities in support of the group’s functions and the implementation of the EU Youth Dialogue.

The National Working Group will comprise representatives of the following institutions and organsations in the country working with and relevant to the work with young people and the development and implementation of youth policies:

1. Ministry of Youth and Sports;

2. Ministry of Labour and Social Policy;

3. Ministry of Education and Science;

4. Employment Agency;

5. Human Resources Development Center;

6. National Center of Public Health and Analyses;

7. National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria;

8. Nationally represented youth organisations;

9. National Representation of Student Councils;

10. National Youth Forum;

11. Youth organisations – members of a professional union;

12. Two youth organisations working for the development of young people and youth work at local and/or regional level.