Friday, 07 October 2022, 12:14:04 — Baku (UTC+4)
Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic States

Milli Majlis hosted Workshop of Commission on Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs

On 21 April 2022, the workshop titled “Stimulating socially vulnerable segments of the population to entrepreneurial activity: realities and prospects” hosted by the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan was held in Baku. The workshop was organized in the framework of the 9th Meeting of the Commission on Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs. Parliamentarians, experts and representatives of government bodies from the member countries participated in the workshop.

The opening ceremony was addressed by Mr. Tahir Mirkishili, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry and Entrepreneurship of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Mehmet Süreyya Er, TURKPA Secretary General, Mr. Farid Mammadov, Chairman of the Board of the Agency for Sustainable and Operative Social Provision under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Mr. Samir Humbatov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Small and Medium Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The opening ceremony was followed by two sessions moderated accordingly by Mr. Aibek Osmonov, Chair of the Commission, member of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic and Mr. Nizami Jafarov, Vice-Chair of the Commission, member of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In the course of the workshop, experts made presentations and gave information on current situation and legal framework in the field of social entrepreneurship in the member countries. During the sessions participants held discussions on problems of involving of socially vulnerable segments of the population in entrepreneurial activity and solutions at the legislative level, as well as the issues of legislative support for stimulating the development of social entrepreneurship.

Within the framework of the workshop, the participants visited Operational Center of the Agency for Sustainable and Operative Social Provision. The staff of the Center demonstrated procedures based on the results of progressive, multifaceted and phased reforms aimed at providing comfortable services to the population.

The second meeting of experts group for the elaboration of the draft Model Law “On the development of social entrepreneurship” also took place on the margins of the event. The experts reviewed a comparative table made up of proposals based on the results of the first meeting and conducted discussion on improving the quality of legislative work.