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Profile of registrant

Център за изследване на демокрацията

Identification number in the register: 15789364550-66
Registration date: 17/11/10 14:59:55

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/11/14 13:44:57
The date of the last annual update was 17/11/14 13:44:57

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Център за изследване на демокрацията
in the Latin alphabet: Center for the Study of Democracy
Acronym: CSD
Legal status: Non-profit organization
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Ognian Shentov
Position: Chairman

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Mois Faion
Position: Sr. Research Fellow/Financial Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 5 Alexander Zhendov St. 
Sofia 1113
Telephone number: (+3592) 9713000
Fax number: (+3592) 9712233
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Mission

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. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process in Bulgaria through impact on policy and civil society.

CSD objectives are:

• 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-fashioned 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 CSD 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 equally rewarding as the achievement of concrete social goals.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 41
Complementary information: As of Jan 1 2014, CSD employs a staff of forty one of whom thirty-five in professional and management positions, including part-time consultants, and
six employees in administrative positions.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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


Total number of members that are natural persons: 41
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 1,286,000
of which public financing: 1,286,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 951,000
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
други / общ. поръчки : 335,000
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

CSD annual financial report for 2011 is published at

Code of conduct

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