IRL CEO, and President of the Civil Society Organisations Group III at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) visits The University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sophia.
The Rector Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov met with Seamus Boland, President of the Civil Society Organizations Group III at European Economic and Social Committee /EESC/.
Seamus Boland has been a member of the EESC since 2011 representing Ireland. He was first elected President of the Civil Society Organisations Group III in October 2019 and was re-elected to this position in Oct 2022.
The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Lalko Dulevsky and Diana Indzhova, members of the European Economic and Social Committee from the Representation of Bulgaria.
At the meeting Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov presented the activities of UNWE emphasizing that it is the largest and the most successful business university in Southeast Europe having a clear vision for the future development, international cooperation and activities aimed at the career development of students. Prof. Dimitrov emphasized on the role of UNWE in the establishment of the Economic and Social Council /ESC/ of the Republic of Bulgaria pointing out that in 2003 the Bulgarian Council was registered and started its activity at the UNWE. He underlined that its first Chairman was Prof. Dr. Lalko Dulevsky who has been re-elected to this position by the National Assembly several times for 18 years.
Mr. Boland highly appreciated the role and leading position of UNWE as the largest and the most successful business university in Southeast Europe. He also highlighted the important function of the ESC as a national partner of the EESC. Mr. Boland underlined that for the Civil Society Organizations Group III chaired by him, the education and support for young people are key priorities. On this basis during the meeting opportunities for future joint initiatives and cooperation between the EESC Group III and the UNWE were discussed.
The Rector Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov awarded to Sеamus Boland a Diploma for his contribution to the development of civil society and his support for the young people.