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11 April 2014
 
pollThe aim of the study is to create a profile of consumers of banking services based on several key features, namely: debt, future expectations and attitudes and financial literacy. The study will be based on on-line inquiry.
 
12 March 2014
 
competitiveness_11032014_1Lagging behind the EU average in terms of innovation is not a novelty for the Bulgarian economy. However, the current state could be considered a significant catching-up potential for development of an environment for innovations which could step on the existing successful practices in the country and nurture their spill-over impact. These were some of the findings outlined during the conference on “Opportunities for Innovations and Smart Specialization during the 2014 - 2020 Programming Period”, which was organized by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) on March 11, 2014 in Sofia.
 
25 February 2014
 
student_seminar_feb_2014_4How to develop and manage a project? What are the main phases during the project cycle? Which are the key indicators for a project to be successfully implemented? – these were only some of the questions discussed during the 9th consecutive edition of the Student seminars series Paving Youths’ Way – “Project Development and Management”. The already well-known youth initiative of the Economic Policy Institute, which is traditionally supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, provoked again an enormous interest among the students from the universities around the country and as a result over 130 applications for participation were received by EPI team.
 
30 January 2014
 

january_29th_2The presentation оf the book “Regulation of the Financial Markets in the European Union” by Dr. Kaloyan Simeonov, Department “European Studies”, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” was co-organized by the Economic Policy Institute and enjoyed significant public interest. The event took place on January 29th, 2014 at the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria. Some of book’s main findings as well as the main financial markets’ trends on national, European and global level were kindly commented by Kalin Hristov, Member of the Governing Council of the Bulgarian National Bank and a Deputy Governor in charge of the Issue Department.

 
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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.