Major research and civic activism projects:

  • Mobility - a Paradigm of European Citizenship
  • Assessing Needs of Care in European Nations 
  • Study on the Situation of Private Health Insurance 
  • Evaluating partnerships between companies and citizens’ organisations
  • Monitoring and evaluating the state of the rights to European active citizenship
  • Analysis of Hospital Reform Policy
  • Study on the provision of hospital service
  • Citizens of the New Europe
  • Labor Market Study
  • Legal Framework for NGO Development
  • Mediterranean Women Network for Democratization and Conflict Resolution

 

Mobility - a Paradigm of European Citizenship

The Project comes from the idea to collect citizens’ opinions on Mobility in the EU as a key theme for the future of European citizens and the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy. With the cooperation of national organizations Citizens are given the opportunity to participate in decision-making and seek possible solutions regarding an issue definitely important for their daily life and the implementation of a sustainable development. The project is implemented in partmership with Active Citizenship Network with (ACN) under the Europe for Citizens Programme.

Assessing Needs of Care in European Nations ANCIEN

ANCIEN is a research project financed under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme. The project includes 20 partners from EU member states and studies the system of long-term care (LTC) in Europe e.g needs, demands, supply, performance, etc.

The project analysed information and projected future scenarios on long term care needs, use, quality assurance and system performance. State of the art demographic, epidemiologic and econometric modelling was used to interpret and project needs, supply and use of long term care over future time periods for different long term care systems. Funded by the EU.

Study on the Situation of Private Health Insurance 

Country Case study, as part of a larger research effort of London School of Economics, intended for the European Commission.

Evaluating partnerships between companies and citizens’ organisations

A follow on activity from the European project, “Lisbon minus 3: Evaluating CSR partnerships”, carried out by the Active Citizenship Foundation (FONDACA) and Active Citizenship Network (ACN) in 2007 and co-financed by DG Employment and Social Affairs of the European Commission, and UniCredit Group. Its main goal has been to develop a methodology and a tools for evaluating partnerships between companies and citizens’ organisations. The methodology and indicators were tested in 14 EU countries – Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy.

Monitoring and evaluating the state of the rights to European active citizenship

 The project consists in the set up, application and diffusion of a Matrix of indicators concerning the implementation of the rights to European Active Citizenship, with regard to citizens’ organizations. These rights are derived from the European Charter of Active Citizenship, set up by FONDACA and ACN in 2006 with the support of the European Commission. The project  involves 11 countries – Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey represented by one partner organisation.  
Documents: Partners of the projectProject SummaryRationale of the ProjectEssential of the ProjectEuropean Charter of Active CitizenshipChecklist and Form for the Gathering InformationMatrix for the evaluation of the state of the Right to Active CitizenshipHandbook on the use of the ToolsThe draft programPowerpoint presentation G.MoroPowerpoint presentation I.VanniniPowerpoint presentation T. PetrangoliniPowerpoint presentation J. Schall-EmdenPowerpoint presentation M. RossPowerpoint presentation CyprusPowerpoint presentation Bulgaria

Analysis of Hospital Reform Policy in Bulgaria

A joint project of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Index Foundation and the University of National and World Economy, financed by the British Academy of Sciences
The study identifies the obstacles to hospital reform and the feasible strategies to overcome these. Specific questions include: design and implementation of reform; hospital financing; organizational changes; institutional and political context.

Study on the provision of hospital services in Bulgaria and Estonia: What is rational and what is not?

The purpose of this research is to describe some of the practical issues and options involved in introducing rationalization strategies to improve hospital care provision in the two countries - Bulgaria and Estonia. It is aimed at both policy makers and those responsible for the actual implementation of hospital management reforms. The project envisages round tables in Bulgaria and Estonia and an international conference in Bulgaria, with the participation of all stakeholders and foreign experts working in the area of hospital reform. 
The project is funded by the Local Government Program /LGI/ of Open Society Institute - Budapest.

Final report

Citizens of the New Europe

A survey aimed at identification and description of the current public policies in the area of civic activism in the 28 countries of New Europe, carried out in the framework of the Active Citizenship Network, which was started up as the European and international branch of the Italian active citizenship organization Cittadinanzattiva. The project is implemented in partmership with Active Citizenship Network with (ACN) and supported by the European Commission.

Labor Market Study

Review of the state of the labor market in Bulgaria over the period since 1989 - obtaining data points for missing indicators, update data, explain continuing shortfalls in data, etc. The project is supported by USAID/DC.

Legal Framework for NGO Development

Logistical support to the Program for Local Economic Development and Government Efficiency (PLEDGE, US Department of Labor - national conference to identify major stakeholders.

 

Mediterranean Women Network for Democratization and Conflict Resolution

Balkan countries regional initiatives, sponsored by the EU, with Index Foundation as a focal point for Bulgaria,

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