Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD)

Sofia, Bulgaria

Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is a European public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process through impact on policy and civil society. Our work combines research excellence with policy advocacy for piloting social innovation and institutional reforms in Bulgaria and Europe in a number of areas, most notably, social inclusion of vulnerable groups, migration, human rights, economic and legal reforms, organised crime, anti-corruption, radicalisation. Bringing cutting-edge solutions to transition problems is our way of keeping the middle ground between academia and social practice.