Research & Innovation performance and Horizon 2020 country participation for Bulgaria

Country profile and featured projects for Bulgaria

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.

The PDF file below contains the Horizon 2020 country profile and a link to a database of success stories related to Bulgaria.

Featured Projects

This list contains 8 recently published articles on projects that have a partner in Bulgaria.

A new standard for citizen participation in policy

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We all have a view on how we want society to be. And we all live in a world that is a result of policies adopted. An EU-funded project is making it possible for European citizens to put the future they want on the research agenda.

Building trust in public administration

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As public authorities around Europe change from traditional to online services and governance models to embrace eGovernment, is it possible to achieve greater efficiency without compromising privacy? To the sound of calls for greater transparency to increase trust in online services, the VisiOn project set out to answer the question, and has good news for citizens and governments alike.

Discussing food security over a big picnic

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With a growing population, giving everyone access to enough safe and nutritious food is a challenge. An EU-funded project brings together the public, scientists, policymakers and industry to discuss ways of tackling it.

Growing the bioeconomy together

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Innovative bio-based alternatives already exist for many products derived from fossil fuels, and research teams worldwide are busily developing new solutions. An EU-funded project is encouraging Europeans to explore the prospect of a sustainable economy firmly rooted in renewables and fostering dialogue on its governance.

Insights into youth unemployment

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Despite signs that Europe's economic troubles are easing, unemployment and insecurities in the labour market remain an issue for young people. Involving them more strongly in employment policymaking and implementation is just one of the insights to come out of ongoing EU-funded research.

Need a nature-based solution? Try Oppla!

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It's a hub. It's a community. It's marketplace. Oppla, an online platform dedicated to natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions, was launched in September 2016 by two EU-funded research projects. It has been growing rapidly, and if everything goes to plan, it may soon be going global.

Taking down terrorist networks

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The risks posed to Europe by organised crime and terrorist networks go beyond security. Additional impacts range from tax revenue to social harmony. While many different organisations are involved in awareness-raising, prevention, threat identification and intervention, strategies would be more effective if grounded in greater understanding of the phenomena. EU-funded researchers are now on the case.

Uncovering the realities of human trafficking in Europe

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With a shortage of data about human trafficking, it can be challenging to combat it and protect the victims. These victims are exploited for many purposes, including forced sex work, criminality and labour. The EU-funded TRACE project assessed and consolidated information to provide policy makers, governments and law enforcement agencies with advice on effectively preventing and combating human trafficking in Europe.

All Projects

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