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The (Im)Mobility Catch: Mobile People versus Static Institutions

The project will focus on the problems that Bulgarian children-in-mobility face with regard to education. Policies for education-in-mobility that can overcome the risks of mobility and can support it as a tool for social empowerment will be proposed....

Specialized Prosecution Against Organized Crime

The project is a continuation of a successful initial phase: "Rule of law and organized crime", funded by America for Bulgaria Foundation. ...

Towards a New Model for the Ministry of Interior

Bulgaria’s MoI is both a target and a channel of state capture processes.The project will address problems in the institutional system related directly to law enforcement, human rights, good governance, and state-capture risks....

State Owned Companies – Preventing Corruption and State Capture

The project proposes an innovative, comprehensive approach to evaluate risks of state capture and corruption in SOEs across the EU...

“En-Capture”: Countering State Capture In The Energy Sector

The project will design and promote a policy framework for countering and preventing state capture relating to large energy projects. The activities include (a) research on mechanisms of state capture in the energy sector and (b) advocacy of a policy agenda for reducing risks for profit-driven state capture targeting energy infrastructure.

The project will develop a major case study of the South Stream Gas Pipeline Project (SSGPP). Beyond SSGPP it will outline state capture processes in other strategically important branches of the energy sector or higher risks thereof. It will also expand the policy research to East Europeancountries involved in the SSGPP, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia (Romania, though not effected by the SSGPP).

The project’s outcome will affect Bulgaria’s national institutions, legislation and government actions.It will also help the EC specify its policies in Bulgaria and South East Europe as part of the initiatives towards building common energy policies.

The project if funded by OSI's ThinkTank Fund and The Balkan Trust for Democracy.