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20 January 2015
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Bulgaria organize the eleventh consecutive edition of the series of training seminars for students "Paving Youths’ Way". The successful implementation of the previous 10 editions of the seminar and the positive feedback, we have received from the over 300 participants from 12 national and international universities encouraged us to continue the development of this fruitful initiative. 
19 December 2014
eecfa_logoEastern European Construction Forecasting Association (EECFA) has published its third six-month forecast reports for the construction sector in eight countries in Eastern Europe – Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. When referring to Bulgaria and still expecting the final figures for 2014 we believe that the overall construction output will register an increase in comparison with 2013 and our growth forecasts were slightly increased in comparison with those from the May 2014 report.
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).

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.