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30 October 2014
The EC Representation in Bulgaria in cooperation with the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) organizes a youth seminar on the topic “Entrepreneurship and skills for starting business in the context of Europe 2020 Strategy”, which will be held in the period November 28-30, 2014 in hotel “Meridian Bolyarski”, Veliko Tarnovo. The seminar will focus on the following issues: development of entrepreneurship activities; skills for starting a business; management of projects; from the idea to the realization of the project, etc.

08 October 2014
One year after its establishment and the kick-off conference held in Moscow in September 2013 the Eastern European Construction Forecasting Association (EECFA) held its second Annual Meeting. This year for the host city of the event was chosen Zagreb to celebrate the recent enlargement of the EECFA with a partner from Croatia.
05 September 2014
egov4In line with the it continuous and consistent efforts in promoting good governance practices and advocating the engagement of civil society in the decision-making and policy-making process the Economic Policy Institute has launched its project “Your municipality is waiting for you online” which is concentrated on the e-governance practices of the Bulgarian municipalities introduced through their websites. The initiative is implemented in partnership with the E-governance Institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and with the kind support of the U.S Embassy in Sofia.
05 August 2014
Whether the EU Single Market offers more advantages or disadvantages to Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was the key topic of a debate, which was organized by the Enterprise Europe Network – Dobrich (affiliated with the Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry) within the XXII edition of the international fair on agriculture held in the city of Dobrich on August 5, 2014.

About us
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a non-governmental, politically independent and  not-for-profit organization, founded on 12 May 1997.

The mission of EPI is to support the efficient membership of Bulgaria in the EU and country’s participation in the global economy and thus to contribute to the overall transformation and development processes in South Eastern Europe.

EPI's primary tasks are:

• to conduct economic research and provide interdisciplinary analyses of key economic and socioeconomic trends;
• to elaborate on and advocate alternative approaches in the field of economic policy and specific economic sectors;
• to encourage independent expert opinions and introduce best practices;
• to bring experts together to explore issues and exchange views in order to generate innovative proposals for practical economic policy measures;
• to provoke public discussions on a wide range of economic and socioeconomic issues and thus inform and influence policy- and decision-makers and the society.