On 22 April 2022, the Ninth Meeting of the Commission on Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs was held in Baku and hosted by the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The main item of the meeting’s agenda was “Support of social entrepreneurship in the TURKPA countries”.
The meeting that brought together parliamentarians, experts and representatives of parliaments, relevant ministries and government bodies of the member countries, as well as the representatives of the TURKPA Secretariat was chaired by Mr. Aibek Osmonov, Chair of the Commission and member of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Stressing the importance of increasing the effectiveness of the promotion of social entrepreneurship in the TURKPA region, the participants noted the role that the member parliaments could play in ensuring activities to develop this public institution as an important element of sustainable growth and economic development. The participants also exchanged views on the possibilities of approximation of national legislation of the member countries in the relevant sphere.
The Commission conducted discussion and approved the report and recommendation on the matter, as well as the draft Model law “On the development of social entrepreneurship”, elaborated within the framework of the Commission, to be submitted to the Eleventh Plenary Session of TURKPA that will take place on 23-24 June, 2022 in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyz Republic.
In addition, the Commission approved the topics of the Commission’s meetings and the titles of Model Laws for the long-term period until 2028.