|LIBE Committee Hearing
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament, and the European People’s Party invited CSD to present the results of the study Examining the links between organised crime and corruption. On 13 July 2010, Mr. Alexander Stoyanov, Research Director, Mr. Ruslan Stefanov, Director, Economic Program and Mr. Philip Gounev, Research Fellow at CSD presented to LIBE the study. Their presentation was followed by a lively discussion with numerous comments and questions. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Juan Lopez Aguilar (ES) of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP. more »
Round Table: Bulgarian National Security Strategy
On 30th June 2010 the Center for the Study of Democracy hosted a discussion of the draft of the new national security strategy.
Round Table: Organised Crime Threat Assessment
On 18 June 2010, the Center for the Study of Democracy hosted a round table on “Organised Crime Threat Assessment”. The discussion took place in the Sredets Hall of the Sheraton hotel. The CSD presented its project aiming at developing a methodology for assessing the risks from organized crime and disseminated a reader, containing best models and national threat assessment reports Organized Crime Threat Assessment: Methodological Problems and
International Experience. Experts representing the CSD, the British Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), Ghent University (Belgium), Europol, and the UN, exchanged their views on the European law-enforcement policies and good practices in assessing the threats from organized crime. more »
Public Discussion: Dynamics of Conventional Crime in Bulgaria 2009 – 2010
On 8 June 2010 in Western Hall of the National Assembly, the Center for the Study of Democracy together with the Internal Security and Public Order Committee of the 41st National Assembly organized a public discussion entitled Dynamics of Crime in Bulgaria 2009 - 2010. The Center for the Study of Democracy presented the main results of the National Crime Survey 2010 (NCS) and the results achieved by the Ministry of Interior in relation to countering crime in 2009.
Seminar: Methodology for Organized Crime Threat Assessment in the Netherlands
On April 7, 2010, the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a seminar on “Methodology for Organized Crime Threat Assessment in the Netherlands”. Mr. Richard Landman, Senior Analyst of the Netherlands Police Agency’s Department of International Police Information presented the process of preparation of the national organized crime threat assessment report. more »
Round Table: Anti-Money Laundering in Bulgaria: Key Policy Issues and Impact Instruments
On 16 February 2010 the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a round table on the topic of anti-money laundering in Bulgaria. The event marks the completion of a Money Laundering Investigations Manual. more »
Round table: Police in the Modern Society: The Necessary Reform in Bulgaria
On 25 May 2009 at the “Iztok” hall of the Bulgarian National Assembly, the Center for the Study of Democracy with the cooperation of the Internal Security and Public Order Committee to the National Assembly, organized a round table, dedicated to the problems of internal security, the state of the national police and the necessary measures to reform the sector and restore public confidence. more »
EU Fundamental Rights Agency presents report on child trafficking in the EU:
EU must do more to fight child trafficking
On 7 July 2009, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) released a new report on 'The role of the European Union in the fight against child trafficking'.
Many children fall victim to trafficking every year. There are extremely low numbers of convictions in child trafficking cases. Overall, the report finds that the EU must do more to address the issue. The FRA calls for better legislation to combat child trafficking. The protection and care for victims, in particular, must be improved. more »
Working meeting: Countering organized crime in the European Union: exchange of best practices in research and monitoring
On 1 July 2009 the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a working meeting dedicated to the best research and monitoring practices of organized crime in the EU. more »
National Round Table: Development and Improvement of the Institutional Instruments for Administrative Control and Prevention of Corruption in the Ministry of Interior and the Role of the NGOs for its Decrease
On 16 June 2009 the Inspectorate Directorate at the Ministry of Interior organized a round table, dedicated to the prevention of corruption in the Ministry and the role of the Bulgarian NGOs for the decrease of corruption. During the event the Inspectorate Directorate at the Ministry of Interior and six Bulgarian NGOs, among which the Center for the Study of Democracy, signed a declaration for collaboration in the area of anticorruption. more »
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