“My message to you is: reach consensus and stop thinking on a mandate basis,” said Ms. Yordanka Fandakova to the participants of the National Programme. She was a guest speaker at the “30 minutes with …” session during the second course, which is focused on local government.
Earlier in the day, there was a simulation of the radio broadcast “The Week”. The topic under debate was „Pros and cons the smoking ban at public places.” The participants, split into four groups, were assigned different roles – a representative of the Ministry of Health, of the Civil Initiative “Smoke-free Bulgaria”, of the Bulgarian Association of Hotel and Restaurant Owners, and of the Association of Smokers.
In the panel “Files and Deeds – how to write effective messages and texts”, the political scientist
Ms.Tatyana Burudjieva gave guidelines for writing speeches, positions, declarations, statements.
In the morning Mr. Vasil Garnizov tried to answer to the question what the socio-economic and demographic situation in the Bulgarian regions is.