The European Semester, the Commission's yearly cycle of economic policy coordination, supports Member States' structural reforms in different policy areas to promote jobs, growth and investment. Research and innovation play a key role in this context. That is why the Commission gives recommendations to and closely work with the Member States to increase the performance of their national research and innovation systems.
Research and Innovation Performance
(updated: 30 January 2018)
The PDF file below contains the Horizon 2020 country profile and a link to a database of success stories related to Bulgaria.
Country Profile and Featured Projects
(updated: 08 February 2018)
This list contains 5 recently published articles on projects that have a partner in Bulgaria.
Arming Europe to fight iodine deficiency
An EU-funded project has established a data-collection and evaluation infrastructure to monitor iodine deficiency across Europe. The project's database and EU-wide monitoring system will feed into national efforts to ensure Europeans get enough iodine to stay healthy.
Data mining the law
An EU-funded project is exploring how data-mining tools and artificial intelligence can efficiently analyse ever-expanding volumes of complex legal texts, legislation and case law.
How best to help people stop smoking?
The dangers of smoking are widely recognised, but what interventions work best to help people quit this deadly habit? EU-funded researchers are assessing a range of existing approaches and new cessation treatments. The results will inform public health policy in Europe and the wider world.
Supporting EU-wide sustainable rural development
An EU-funded project has helped promote Europe-wide sustainable rural development by facilitating the implementation of successful cooperative models based on mutual economic, social and environmental benefits.
The missing link in plant biotech
With EU backing and contributions from German research groups and the Bulgarian government, a project is laying the foundations for a pioneering new centre focused on plant systems biology and biotechnology, to bridge pure and applied knowledge in this fascinating and growing scientific field.
You can find all the success stories for Bulgaria in the Information Centre.