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  National Study on Domestic and Gender-based Violence and Elaboration of Victims' Support Model
Bulgaria is among those half of the EU-member states where statistical information about victim-offender relationship is not gathered, hereby making impossible the assessment of the share of domestic violence among the crimes against the person. Domestic violence is not qualified as a criminal offence and is still not included in the Criminal Code – and respectively, in the statistical data provided by the Police and by the National Statistical Institute. In the described country context, the need of systematic study on the prevalence, forms, vulnerable groups, unmet needs of the victims, and possibilities for further stable improvement of their situation, is beyond any doubt. more »
 
Validating Radicalisation Monitoring Tools in South East and Central Europe
Countering radicalisation that turns to terrorism has become an issue of particular concern for many European spcieties. Both Islamist and right wing radicalization have seen resurgence in recent years leading to violent attacks on European soil. In this context the early detection of radicalization processes and the understanding of the root causes and factors that trigger them becomes ever more important so that early prevention is enacted. more »
 
Roma integration across the Danube: Best practices and social entrepreneurship models exchange between Romania and Bulgaria
After the collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe, Roma communities in these countries turned out to be disproportionately affected by the processes of economic and social changes that have undergone and undergo the national societies. more »
 
The problem of Domestic and Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Compliance with the Human Rights. Good Practices in Support of Victims of Violence in Norway
Domestic and gender-based violence are cross-cutting issues, the counteracting against which is outlined as a priority in the documents of various international organizations. Bulgaria is among those EU-member states that do not collect statistical data and there are no systematic and comprehensive studies of the scale and prevalence of these phenomena. more »
 
International Seminar on the Problems of Domestic Violence and Gender-Based Violence
Although throughout the last decade the Bulgarian authorities have adopted a number of acts and subsidiary legislation, as well as improved the existing ones, related to domestic and gender-based violence (DGBV), the country still has a long way to go to bring its legislation and practices in full compliance with EU and Council of Europe standards. more »
 
Regional Media in Bulgaria: Limits of Survival
In 2015 the Center for the Study of Democracy conducted a survey of 179 regional media with internet platforms across all districts in Bulgaria (with the exception of Sofia city and Sofia district). The survey revealed some alarming trends with potentially damaging consequences for regional media outlets. more »
 
Monitoring Anticorruption Policy Implementation: Methodology and First Steps
The Monitoring Anticorruption Policy Implementation (MACPI) supplies evaluators and policy makers with a precision instrument for assessing the design and impact of anticorruption policies at the point of their actual enforcement – the individual public organisation. MACPI is capable of identifying the specific zones of corruption vulnerability in public organisations and assessing the policies that target these vulnerabilities. more »
 
Expert workshop: Theory and Implementation of the Integrated Anti-Corruption Enforcement Monitoring Tool
On 31 March 2015, the Center for the Study of Democracy hosted an expert workshop, intended to present and discuss the final version of the Integrated Anti-Corruption Enforcement Monitoring Toolkit (MONAC tool) along with the results from the pilot testing of the instrument. more »
 
Assessing Integration Measures for Vulnerable Migrant Groups (ASSESS) Project Workshop 3
On 26 and 27 February, 2015 the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) had the pleasure to host the third and last workshop along the international research aimed at monitoring the integration of three vulnerable migrant groups in ten EU Member States (migrant women, children and victims of trafficking). more »
 
Workshops: The Hidden Economy in Macedonia
On 27-28 November 2014 the Center for Research and Policy Making, Macedonia and the Center for the Study of Democracy organized two workshops aiming to empower the Macedonian civil society and the relevant government authorities to monitor and tackle the hidden economy. The first day was dedicated to tackling undeclared work in Macedonia, and the possibilities for utilizing local and European experience, and the second day focused on strengthening the media reporting on hidden economy and corruption. more »
 

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