|Policy Forum: Good Governance Agenda for Southeast Europe: Risks and Challenges Towards an EU Energy Union
On 24 February 2015, CSD organized in Brussels a policy forum addressing the main obstacles before the creation of the EU Energy Union, focusing in particular on governance implications for Southeastern Europe in the context of the sizable shifts in the national energy policy of individual member States and amid rising tensions with Russia. The event served as a platform for discussion of the future options for energy market integration in Southeast Europe, the challenges of local bad governance, and the obstacles before a regional energy strategy. more »
Discussion: The Present and the Future of Russia’s Oil and Gas Policy
On 30 October 2014 Dr. Mikhail Krutikhin, Senior Partner of the RusEnergy consultancy gave an in-depth presentation of the most recent trends in the management of the Russian hydrocarbon sector. He identified that the oil and gas sector is vital for the financial survival of the Russian economy, as according to national statistical data, the share of the hydrocarbon revenue in the overall Russian budget has increased from 9% in 2000 up to 52% in 2014. more »
Round table: Europe and Energy Security: The Coming Winter and Beyond
On 28 October 2014, the Center for Study of Democracy organized a round table with Dr. Theresa Sabonis-Helf, Professor at the US National War College. She gave presentation on “Europe and Energy Security: The Coming Winter and Beyond”, which was followed by a discussion with the participants. more »
International conference: Energy Security and State Capture Risks in Europe
On 27 October 2014 the Center for Study of Democracy and the Southeast Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI) organized an international conference on Energy Security and State Capture Risks in Europe with the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Department and DG Enlargement. The event served as a platform for discussion of the main problems of the common European energy security amidst the continuing conflict in eastern Ukraine and state capture as a specific security risk factor for the countries of Southeast Europe. more »
Policy Forum "Energy (In)Security in Bulgaria: National Policy and European Perspectives"
On July 25, 2014, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) organized in Sofia a policy forum on Bulgaria’s national and European perspectives on energy security. more »
Round Table: Energy Security in the Black Sea Region in the Wake of the Ukrainian Crisis
On 10 June 2014, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) co-hosted at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. the roundtable Energy Security in the Black Sea Region in the Wake of the Ukrainian Crisis. The former Prime Minister of Bulgaria Mr. Boyko Borisov was a keynote speaker at the roundtable. Other participants included U.S. businesses, representatives of embassies of Black Sea and Central and East European countries, Washington based policy institutes and academics.
Policy Briefing: Bulgaria’s Energy Security Risk Index
On 26 September 2013 the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) organized a policy briefing for the country’s diplomatic corps regarding Bulgaria’s results in the International Index of Energy Security Risk (IIESR) of the Institute for 21st Century Energy at the American Chamber of Commerce. more »
Press conference: Bulgaria’s Energy Security Risk Index
On 25 September 2013, the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a press conference to present Bulgaria's results in the International Index for Energy Security Risk (IIESR), developed by the Institute for 21st Century Energy, USA. more »
Round table: Energy Security of Bulgaria: European and International Framework
On 7 June 2013, the Center for the Study for the Study of Democracy held a round table about the Energy Security of Bulgaria: European and International Framework. more »
FLAGSHIP Project Launched
“Forward looking”, “grand societal challenges”, “foresight and scenarios approaches”, “evidence-based policy”, “multidisciplinary governance”. These are the key issues of a recently commenced research project, supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. A consortium consisting of research centres, think tanks, public policy institutes, universities and policy consulting companies, announces the launch of the Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal Challenges and Innovative Policies (FLAGSHIP) project.
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