Publications

“Strategic Autonomy – the New Project of the European Union”

The paper "Strategic Autonomy - the New Project of the European Union" by prof. Ingrid Shikova was published in "Diplomacy Journal”- 25/2021. The article focuses on the concept of strategic economic autonomy, which is becoming an increasing need for the EU as a result of the lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis. [...]

“The European Union and the new normal – from social isolation to civic awareness”

The collection of papers from the fifth joint doctoral conference of Department of European Studies, Department of Political Science and Department of Public Administration on the topic "The European Union and the new normal - from social isolation to civic awareness" has been published. It took place on 21st November 2020. [...]

“The political initiatives of the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU – from empirical facts to expert evaluation”

The article “The political initiatives of the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU – from empirical facts to expert evaluation” by Mirela Veleva-Eftimova  &K. Haralampiev proposes a novel instrument for expert evaluation of political initiatives of the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This evaluation will create a possibility for assessment of the leadership performers of the Presidency as a key mechanism for implementation of the EU integration policies. [...]

“The Next Seven of the European Union”

The collection of articles of European Studies Department international conference “The Next Seven of the European Union” has been published. Are we ready for the next seven years of the EU? What ambitions and what reforms should shape the future of the European Union, how will the crisis affect the euro area, which path will the European Union's economy take? [...]

Living Archives

The two volumes "Living Archives" - National Archive of Memories of the Process of Bulgaria's Accession to the European Union have been published. [...]

News

Hub Europe – a new approach to EU learning and teaching at school

The project "Hub Europe - a new approach to EU learning and teaching at school" is implemented by a team of the Department of European Studies – Sofia University, together with the National Association of European Clubs at Schools with the support of  “Erasmus +”program of the EU. We invite you to visit the website of the project "Resource Center Europe" https://eubgschool.eu/bg/. [...]

“Strategic Autonomy – the New Project of the European Union”

The paper "Strategic Autonomy - the New Project of the European Union" by prof. Ingrid Shikova was published in "Diplomacy Journal”- 25/2021. The article focuses on the concept of strategic economic autonomy, which is becoming an increasing need for the EU as a result of the lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis. [...]

The article “The political initiatives of the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU – from empirical facts to expert evaluation”

The article “The political initiatives of the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU – from empirical facts to expert evaluation” by Mirela Veleva-Eftimova  &K. Haralampiev proposes a novel instrument for expert evaluation of political initiatives of the Rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This evaluation will create a possibility for assessment of the leadership performers of the Presidency as a key mechanism for implementation of the EU integration policies. [...]

“The Next Seven of the European Union”

The collection of articles of European Studies Department international conference “The Next Seven of the European Union” has been published. Are we ready for the next seven years of the EU? What ambitions and what reforms should shape the future of the European Union, how will the crisis affect the euro area, which path will the European Union's economy take? – a number of other important European issues have found a place in the collection.

Conference proceedings THE EUROPEAN CITIZENS’ AGENDA – #EUactive!”

The Conference proceedings THE EUROPEAN CITIZENS’ AGENDA - #EUactive!" presents the reports of the planned European Studies student scientific conference of “Simone Veil” Graduation.This year's conference was prepared in an unexpected and painful environment - the spread of the COVID-19 virus. [...]

The Living Archives

Through the joint efforts of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and the Diplomatic Institute, memories of participants in the process of Bulgaria's accession to the European Union were gathered. The first volume of The Living Archives was presented at the House of Europe at 28 th January 2020. The second volume will come soon. To remember the road of Bulgaria to the European Union!

Simulation Game

Today, January 10, 2020, after long and heated discussions, the European Council decided on the multiannual financial framework 2021-2027. States' contributions will amount to 1.06% of GNI. This was decided by the Heads of State and/or Governments of the Member States, whose roles were performed by European Studies students of Sofia University under the expert guidance of European Council President Charles Michel, whose role was performed by Prof. Ingrid Shikova.

30th Anniversary of the Jean Monnet Program

On 19 November 2019, the closing event of the 30th Anniversary of the Jean Monnet Program took place in Brussels. The conference, organized by the European Commission, was dedicated to "EU Studies in Digital  Age". Interesting and topical issues related to the educational and social aspects of digitalization were discussed. You can watch the discussion on https://www.facebook.com/EUErasmusPlusProgramme/videos/431229817576676/

Recent analyses

A TIME TO REFLECT AND A TIME TO ACT

WHEN TALKING ABOUT MACEDONIA, WE MUST FOCUSE ON THE FUTURE, NOT ON THE PAST. IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR ALL

Differentiated Integration Management Through "SMART" Approach

RESULTS FROM THE EXPERT ASSESSMENT OF THE EU COUNCIL’S ROTATITING PRESIDENCY, CARRIED OUT BY BULGARIA IN THE FIRST HALF-YEAR OF 2018

Archive

“The Money Game (in the EUbudget for the period 2021-27)”

Better Late than Never!

BREXIT The Shakespearean Way

Bulgaria as a mediator between Russia and the EU: wanting is one thing, being capable of doing is another

Can the small steps become the "Balkan miracle"?

Crucial Months for the Future of the European Single Market

DID THE COOPERATION AND VERIFICATION MECHANISM AFFECT BULGARIA-ROMANIA?

Do We Need a Social Dimension of Europe?

Don’t Tell Me Where the Priorities of the European Union Are, Show Me the Financial Framework

European Elections 2019: the Procedures are Now Clear, May the Political Debate Begin

For a Change in the Status Quo, but Without Affecting the French Jewel – CAP

From Western towards European Balkans

GYMNICH - What is That?

How irresistable can an offer be?

How not to look like those we oppose – EP Resolution on countering propaganda (of Russia)

Let’s Talk About the Priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency

Participate now! It matters…

Protecting Whistleblowers in The European Union – a First Step on a Long and Uncertain Road

Punishment or praise for whistleblowers – the European citizens can decide

Referenda in the EU – who is afraid of the direct democracy thermometer?

Spray against refugees (and what Europe do we aim for?)

The “Orban” formula

The Brexit Drama – End of First Act

The Eastern Enlargement and the European Perspective for the Western Balkans - Is It Not Time for the Copenhagen Criteria To Be Updated?

The Elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands – three key battles for the future of the EU

The Grand Coalition in the European Parliament and the future of the European political consensus

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Kosovo Condition under the Condition of the “Objective Circumstances”

The Rotating Presidency – Ambitions and Realities

The Rotating Presidency Urgently Needs an Internal Political Consensus

The Sixth Scenario and the Eurozone

The Transformative Power of the Irish Border

The Underwater Rocks on the Way to the Digital Single Market are not Bulgarian. But They Exist Nonetheless.

The Western Balkans Have the Right to Participate in the Debate on the Future of the European Union

The Western Balkans, The Bulgarian Presidency…and Christmas Miracles

The White Paper on the Future of Europe – All and Nothing

Things Do Not Always Happen by the Book

Thou Who Do Not Resist Evil, Thou Foster it

Turkey’s Accession to the EU and the Emperor’s New Clothes

United in Sanctions?

We Are Dancing “RACHENITSA” under the Benevolent External Monitoring

What’s New in the Debate on the Future of the Economic and Monetary Union?

Will “The Republic on the Move” Turn into „Europe on the Move”?

Zbyshko and the Teutonic Peacock Feathers – about the Risk of Polish Challenges to Germany