|International Anticorruption Day
On the occasion of the International Anticorruption Day, on 9 December 2010 the Center for the Study of Democracy was invited to present its report entitled Examining the Links between Organized Crime
and Corruption. more »
Round Table: Corruption without Boundaries: The Link between Corruption and Organized Crime in the EU
The Center for the Study of Democracy in cooperation with the Internal Security and Public Order Committee of the 41st National Assembly, organizes on 16 November 2010 a round table entitled Corruption without Boundaries: The Link between Corruption and Organized Crime in the EU. more »
Round Table: Cigarette Markets in Bulgaria: Current State and Trends
On 19 October 2010 the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a round table entitled Cigarette Markets in Bulgaria: Current State and Trends. more »
Expert meeting: Human Trafficking for the Sex Industry: who profits.
On 26-27 August 2010 the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in cooperation with Utrecht University (Netherlands) organized an expert meeting entitled Human Trafficking for the Sex Industry: who profits. The Dutch representatives, Prof. Dr. Dina Siegel, Mrs. Annemarieke Beijer and Dr. Brenda C. Oude Breuil presented their current projects related to human trafficking touching upon the legal and ethnographic aspects of the problem. more »
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 »