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About CSD

Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is an European public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process through impact on policy and civil society.

CSD Group (consisting of CSD and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Vitosha Research and Project One) provides a broad variety of consulting services, such as policy evaluations, program/fund evaluations, impact assessments, political risk and integrity assessments, foresight analysis, industry and market research.

The areas of expertise include:

  • Anti-corruption strategies;
  • Capacity development of EU and national government bodies;
  • Enhancing the role of civil society;
  • Combatting conventional and organised crime;
  • Policing and border security;
  • Defence industry;
  • Radicalisation;
  • Migration and vulnerable groups;
  • Human rights;
  • Media analysis;
  • Energy security;
  • Innovation and competitiveness;
  • Municipal infrastructure and development;
  • Undeclared work;
  • Hidden economy;
  • Big data analysis and index development.

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