Cooperation between IPED and The European Platform for Democratic Elections-EPDE

  In the period 05.06 – 10.06 the Institute for Public Development welcomed international observers from The European Platform for Democratic Elections-EPDE. In the days preceding the elections, we introduced them to the peculiarities of the electoral process, the media environment, machine voting and party financing in Bulgaria. On election day, the international volunteers were…

IPED organized the debate “The European Agenda and the Bulgarian Perspective”

On May 20th the Institute for Public Environment Development organized the debate “The European Agenda and the Bulgarian Perspective” between candidates for members of the European Parliament. The event was opened by prof. Ingrid Shikova. The discussion was between the candidates Aleksander Simov – coalition BSP for Bulgaria, Andrey Kovachev – GERB-SDS, Borislav Sandov -…

The Institute for Public Environment Development and the National Audit Office discussed opportunities for cooperation

At a meeting held on May 13, 2024, the Institute for Public Environment Development (IPED) and the National Audit Office discussed opportunities for long-term cooperation. It will be focused on the control of political party funding aiming to ensure a higher level of transparency of the spending of public funds. During the meeting several topics…

Analysis of the data form the  flash drives and the final protocols for local elections 2023

The Institute for Public Environment Development analyzed the data from the final precinct protocols and the information from the flash drives from the voting machines in Sofia Municipality. There were 1 577 polling stations in Sofia that had voting machines in the second round of the local elections. We present the discrepancies between the data…

The Institute for Public Environment Development started work on the project “European elections 2024: the citizens’ voice”

      The Institute for Public Environment Development started work on the project “European elections 2024: the citizens’ voice”. Its goal is to support and stimulate the debate concerning European values and the significance of the upcoming elections for members of the European Parliament. The upcoming activities will be supported by the “Protecting EU…

On the road of elections – video series by IPED with volunteers from the USA

In the end of 2022 IPED’s team had the opportunity to visit the USA and meet with Bulgarians, who are part of the volunteers there, organizing the Bulgarian polling stations during elections. We talked about their efforts in this process, about the difficulties, and also the satisfaction that this initiative brings them We met with…

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IPED organized the conference “Media in 2021. Funding and Transparency – Problems and Solutions”

On the 14th of December, the Institute for Public Environment Development held the conference “Media in 2021. Funding and Transparency – Problems and Solutions”. The event was hosted by the French Institute in Sofia. In the beginning of the conference Mrs. Florence Robine, Ambassador of France in Bulgaria, Mr. Lenko Lenkov, Program Director, Business Enabling…

IPED has started to work on the project “Data as a Tool for Successful Advocacy Campaigns of the Civil Society Organizations.”

The Institute for the Public Environment Development has started its work on the project “Data as a Tool for Successful Advocacy Campaigns of the Civil Society Organizations.” Its activities are aimed at improving the capacity of non-governmental organizations to work with data, which is expected to increase the visibility of the organizations, their initiatives and…