- Center for the Study of Democracy
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 CSD is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process in Bulgaria through impact on policy and civil society, and is one of Bulgaria's most prominent NGOs with a well-established reputation for the high quality of its research.
CSD objectives are:
• to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for a successful European integration process;
• 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 in the country;
• to strengthen the institutional and management capacity of NGOs in Bulgaria.
The CSD aims to "build bridges" by 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 the CSD's way of keeping the middle ground between academia and social practice.
The CSD has pioneered in several areas traditionally perceived as inviolable public property, such as anti-corruption institutional reform and national security.The CSD's 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 Economic Program was established with the CSD’s founding in late 1989 to pioneer the development of a competitive private sector governed by transparent and sound public and private policies, capable through democratic partnership of successfully integrating the country’s economy into the EU.
Bulgaria’s integration into European institutions has accompanied the overall process of reform since 1990. With Bulgaria’s EU association status in effect since early 1995, the need emerged for expertise and policy analysis facilities to support the inauguration of a long-term accession strategy.
Since its establishment in the early spring of 1991 the Law Program has substantially contributed to the development of legislative and judicial reform in Bulgaria with its efforts focused on three main areas of activities: drafting new legislation, concepts development and provision of comments and recommendations to proposed laws and regulations.
Vitosha Research is specialized in market, social, political, advertising and media research. Since its first independent pre-election and post-election surveys in 1990, Vitosha Research has built up a reputation as one of the leading research agencies in Bulgaria, providing services in line with international standards.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Institute for the Study of Academic Racism — The Institute for the Study of Academic Racism (ISAR) is an organization that monitors academics and academic related organizations that it accuses of racism. ISAR states in this capacity it serves as a resource center for scholars, legislators,… … Wikipedia
Center for Media and Public Affairs — The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a self described nonpartisan and nonprofit research and educational organization that is affiliated with George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. It was founded in 1985 by Dr. S. Robert… … Wikipedia
Center for Constitutional Rights — Infobox NPO organization name = Center for Constitutional Rights organization organization motto = organization type = Non profit founded = July 1966 by Arthur Kinoy, William Kunstler, Ben Smith and Morton Stavis location = New York City, New… … Wikipedia
Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy — The Yale Center for Environmental Law Policy is a joint initiative between the Yale School of Forestry Environmental Studies and the Yale Law School.MissionThe Yale Center for Environmental Law Policy seeks to advance fresh thinking and… … Wikipedia
Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda — Hutu militants Rwandan Genocide (1994) Impuzamugambi Interahamwe Rwandan Armed Forces Refugee crisis RDR (1995–1996) 1st and 2nd Congo War … Wikipedia
Rationale for the Iraq War — The rationale for the Iraq War (i.e., the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent hostilities) has been a contentious issue since the Bush administration began actively pressing for military intervention in Iraq in late 2001. The primary… … Wikipedia
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs — The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs is an interdisciplinary academic center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and is considered a global leader in the study of religion and world affairs. Originally conceived as… … Wikipedia
Indian American Center for Political Awareness — The Indian American Center for Political Awareness (IACPA) is a nonprofit, bipartisan, organization was founded in 1993 by publisher Gopal Raju. He saw that the Indian American community s economic and professional success did not translate into… … Wikipedia
European University Center for Peace Studies — The European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) is an international, non governmental organisation with UNESCO status, and is affiliated to the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), also located at Stadtschlaining … Wikipedia
Berkman Center for Internet & Society — Motto Exploring cyberspace, sharing in its study pioneering its developement. Formation 1998 … Wikipedia