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Mr. Reynold Bloom and Mr. Antonia Lomba Maurandi visited the Bulgarian Institute for Legal Development. They discussed the Project Citizen Participation, Public Hearings, and the Development of Improved Public Policy in Bulgaria with the Director of BILD Mrs. Nelly Ognyanova. In general the project is designed to assure the transfer of responsibility for conducting public hearings from the NGO sector to the National Assembly during the life of the project. As legislators come to recognize the importance of informed technical, and public input in the legislative process and as the experience base expands as legislators and staff are trained to conduct these hearings, it is hoped that the national assembly will assume the responsibility for convening the hearings. Mrs. Ognynova expressed her notion that the aims of the Projects are inherent part of the basic philosophy and daily work of BILD.