Objectives of the Conference

The overall objective of the Conference is to increase the public interest in the topic of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Region and promote the benefits of applying CSR concepts – especially in times of crisis.

The purpose of the Conference is to share successful practices on CSR and provide a platform to stimulate and encourage the exchange of experience between the representatives of the business, state authorities,  non-government organisations and  syndicates from the Balkan states, as well as from other regions.
The discussions will be aimed at finding the answers to the questions whether and to what extent the successful CSR policies might contribute to the sustainability of the businesses in  times of world economic crisis.
The expected result of the conference will be better understanding by the audience of the benefits of and approaches to CSR.

At the conference the “Socially Responsible Company of the Year” award of the National Round Table for introduction of social standards in Bulgaria will be presented by the EU Commissioners Ms. Kuneva and Mr. Spidla.