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Independent Students' Monitoring of State Institutions

Independent Students' Monitoring of State Institutions Belonging to the Justice-and-Home-Affairs Sector...

BRING: A new narrative for Europe: Bringing more union into the European Union

The project targets youths, students, activists from Romania, Bulgaria, Germany and Greece, with an interest in the recent street protests and demonstrations and engaged in the public debate Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash...

Permissible Secrecy: Regulation and Control of the Security Sector

The Project, which is actually the first of its kind, constitutes a civil monitoring of the overall reform in the security sector....

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....

EnCapture: 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 the mechanisms of state capture in the energy sector and (b) advocacy of a policy agenda for reducing the 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 European countries involved in the SSGPP, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania (though the country is not affected by the SSGPP). The project outcomes will have an impact on 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.