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Център за изследване на демокрацията

Identification number in the register: 15789364550-66
Registration date: 17/11/2010 14:59:55

The information on this entity was last modified on: 27/04/2015 15:01:26
The date of the last annual update was: 27/04/2015 15:01:26
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Център за изследване на демокрацията

Center for the Study of Democracy


non-profit organisation

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Think tanks and research institutions

    Contact details

Alexander Zhendov St., 5
Sofia 1113

(+3592) 9713000

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Ognian Shentov


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Mois Faion

Senior Fellow/Financial Director

    Goals / remit


Building Bridges between Scholars and Policy Makers

Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is an interdisciplinary public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. The Center for the Study of Democracy is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process in Bulgaria through impact on policy and civil society.

The Center for the Study of Democracy has the following objectives:

• to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for a successful European integration process, especially in the area of justice and home affairs;

• to promote institutional reform and the practical implementation of democratic values in legal and economic practice;

• to monitor public attitudes and serve as a watchdog of the institutional reform process.

Building bridges is the old way of bringing together social actors and cementing new alliances. Born as a think-tank, the Center for the Study of Democracy has evolved into policy development through dialogue and partnership.

Bringing cutting-edge solutions to transition problems is our way of keeping the middle ground between academia and social practice.

The Center for the Study of Democracy has pioneered in several areas traditionally perceived as the inviolable public property, such as anti-corruption, institutional reform, and national security.

Our belief is that bringing a new culture of cooperation and trust in a milieu of inherited fragmentation and opacity is as rewarding as the achievement of concrete social goals.

  • European
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Justice and home affairs (corruption, organised crime, migration), energy, public procurement, enlargement, human rights, counter-terrorism, EU funds for cohesion and territorial development.







CSD has carried out a number of research and consultancy projects on issues related to corruption, organised crime, migration, and criminal justice. CSD participates also in several FP7 corruption and crime research projects. More information about specific projects and competencies could be found by visiting CSD's webpage ( or by contacting our Program Directors.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 32  



As of January 1, 2015, the Center for the Study of Democracy employs a staff of thirty-two of whom twenty-seven in professional and management positions, including part-time consultants, and five employees in administrative positions.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 9,999 €

1,286,000 €

1,286,000 €


951,000 €

European Commission

335,000 €

CSD annual financial report for 2013 is published at

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.