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13 December 2014
 
award_1The 2014 winners in the Third “Dr. Ivanka Petkova” Academic Contest were announced during an official ceremony, which was held on December 12, 2014 in the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia. For a third year in a row, EPI is giving the “Dr. Ivanka Petkova” Award to young scientists, working in the field of international financial markets. The Academic Contest is organized by the EPI team in order to commemorate its Founder and First Chairperson Dr. Ivanka Petkova and to continue her mission of encouraging and educating young people in economics.
 
13 December 2014
 
alumni_1In the chilly evening of December 12, 2014 in the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia was held the Third Alumni Meeting of the participants of the EPI traditional student seminar series – Paving Youths’ Way. Special guest-speaker was the good friend of Bulgaria and the Economic Policy Institute – Mrs. Julia Watkins, first president of the American University in Bulgaria (1993 – 2003).

 
11 December 2014
 
2nd_info_meeting_10.12.2014_3The implementation of the project "Your municipality works for you. Enabling the effective advocacy of the civil organizations in the dialogue with the local authorities", financed by the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014, continued with the conduction of the Second Information Meeting, which was directed to the structures of the local administration in Kyustendil. The meeting entitled “Good governance principles on local level and benefits of the civil participation in the policies formulation and in the decision-making process” was held on December 10, 2014 in the Blue Hall of Bratstvo 1869 Community Centre in Kyustendil.  
 
05 December 2014
 
eea_grantsOn December 4, 2014 in the Blue Hall of Bratstvo 1869 Community Centre in Kyustendil was held the First Information Meeting within the project "Your municipality works for you. Enabling the effective advocacy of the civil organizations in the dialogue with the local authorities", financed by the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014 (www.ngogrants.bg). The meeting focused on the topic “Opportunities for participation in policy and decision-making processes on local level” and it gathered at about 40 representatives of different non-governmental organizations from the region of Kyustendil.
 
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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.