Център за изследване на демокрацията
Center for the Study of Democracy
IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
Think tanks and research institutions
Alexander Zhendov St., 5
Mr Ognian Shentov
Mr Mois Faion
Senior Fellow/Financial Director
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.
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 (www.csd.bg) or by contacting our Program Directors.
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.
|No accredited persons|
01/2013 - 12/2013
< 9,999 €
CSD annual financial report for 2013 is published at http://www.csd.bg/artShow.php?id=16797
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.