Parties and Local Self-Government

The second day of the second course from the National Program “Governing skills” was focused on the local policies and the link between the parties and the local self-government.

The accent of the program was a debate between mayors from deferent parties. The conversation was dedicated to the coordination between local party structures and party headquarters, as well as on local structures and local authorities. The participants in the debate were Ms Donka Mihaylova, mayor of Troyan Municipality; Mr. Violin Krushovenski; mayor of Mizia Municipality and Mr. Borislav Borislavov, a Municipal Councilor at the Sofia Municipal Council.

The program for today started with a lecture by the political scientist Mr. Anthoniy Galabov and the sociologist Mr. Zhivko Georgiev for parties and their policies at local level. The expert Mr. Andrey Lalov spoke about mechanisms for combating corruption and how to balance public and private interests.