"To Foster Civil Society in Bulgaria by Bridging the
Gap between Scholars and Policy Makers"
The Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) was
founded in late 1989 as an independent, non-profit, public policy
research organization committed to fostering the stabilization of a
democratic social and economic system in Bulgaria by encouraging an
open dialogue between scholars and policy makers. CSD is not
affiliated with any political party or structure and operates on
the basis of the universal principles and values of democracy.
The objectives of CSD are:
- to encourage economic reform in Bulgaria by
conducting independent research in the field of privatization and
private sector development, providing training to Bulgarian
experts, and building an adequate institutional framework for
- to assist the legal reform in Bulgaria by
introducing advanced foreign expertise, drafting laws and training
members of the Bulgarian legal community;
- to provide independent analyses of public attitudes
towards social, economic, and political aspects of the
- to encourage the development of a viable
non-governmental sector that would guarantee the success of
democatic reforms in Bulgaria.