The council is an advisory body to the Council of Ministers and its function involves the development and implementation of policies supporting civil society
Teach For Bulgaria is one of the 14 organizations elected as members of the Council for Civil Society Development – an advisory body to the Council of Ministers. The final election results were announced at the end of the previous week on a special digital platform (link in Bulgarian). Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev is the 15th member and chairman of the council.
THE ROLE OF THE COUNCIL
The council is an advisory body to the Council of Ministers and its function involves the development and implementation of policies supporting civil society in Bulgaria. The council will coordinate the implementation of the national civil society development strategy. It will also propose a plan on how to accomplish the strategic goals to the government, collect information about public funding of civic organizations, and issue statements about all civic organizations legal act drafts.
TEACH FOR BULGARIA ELECTED AS A MEMBER
Teach For Bulgaria was elected as a member of the council with 83 votes. A total of 286 organizations voted. They had the opportunity to vote for 14 organizations out of 123 registered candidates.
“We are grateful for the support of the civic sector. We believe this is the result of Teach For Bulgaria’s transparent and consistent efforts to provide equal access to quality education to every child. We have been working towards that for the past 10 years. We have always strived to build sustainable partnerships with organizations which share similar goals and values because we know that we can contribute to the long-term sustainable process of changing Bulgarian education, as well as our social and public environment, for the better, only if we work together. To us, this membership role on the Council is an exceptional responsibility towards the development of Bulgarian civil society. We’ll also do our best to represent in an honorable way all of our partners who did not make the final cut,” Trayan Trayanov, CEO of Teach For Bulgaria, shared.
The elected members of the Council are Teach For Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law (BCNL), Bulgarian Donors Forum, Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation, Maria’s World Foundation, Bulgarian Fund for Women, AEJ-Bulgaria, Bulgarian Red Cross, Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, For Our Children Foundation, the Association of Parks in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism, Parents Association, and Karin Dom.
Every member’s mandate is 3 years from the date of the resolution issued by the Council of Ministers.
You can find more information about the Council here (link in Bulgarian) and on the digital platform created by the Council of Ministers for the election process (link in Bulgarian).