Meeting with Dobri Belivanov, Mayor of Haskovo
On February 18, 2016, at the building of Haskovo Municipality, a meeting between Georgi Georgiev, President of National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO), and Dobri Belivanov, Mayor of Haskovo, was conducted. Mr. Georgiev congratulated Mr. Belivanov on his success at the elections and his intentions for implementing an active social policy at the Municipality of Haskovo. Additionally, Mr. Georgiev wished success to the whole team of the Municipality both in terms of developing a strong social sector and the entire conduction of activities during the current mandate. Mr. Georgiev outlined the main fields of work of NASO, including the leading priorities and tasks of the Alliance, the active international and national partnerships and possibilities for the implementation of useful initiatives and activities in Haskovo.
Mr. Belivanov on his side thanked for the opportunity to be part of such a meeting right after the elections held, in which also local authorities in the social sector from the entire region of Haskovo were involved. NASO’s vision on social development of the country in general as well as of the different living areas was very much welcomed as well as the intention of the organization to work actively with the local structures in the region. Additionally, the Mayor of Haskovo expressed his willingness for the establishment of a future partnership between the Municipality of Haskovo and NASO as well as other stakeholders in the social sector. Mr. Belivanov demonstrated an extremely positive attitude towards the various kinds of social support, which are to be provided to people in need, as well as an in-depth knowledge about the existing problems in the social field, stating that the solution of these issues was highly depending on the economic development of the Municipality of Haskovo.
Besides the partnership in the social service area, the possibilities for establishing partnerships in the sector of corporate social responsibility, in terms of a common work with economic structures for more employment opportunities were commented on. Furthermore, the active involvement of representatives of the Municipality of Haskovo in activities implemented by NASO as well as the conduction of future initiatives of the Municipality in the social sector with the support of NASO so that a greater impact was achieved was agreed on.