IRIS Strategic paper Collection
Latest publications

 

Ukraine and the Destiny of Eastern Europe U-turns and Ways Forward: Armenia, the EU and Russia beyond Vilnius
November 14, 2013

IRIS has published a new policy brief on EU-Armenia-Russia relations ahead of the EU's Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on 28-29 November 2013. It is co-authored by Anahit Shirinyan, foreign policy analyst based in Yerevan and guest writer for IRIS, and Stefan Ralchev, IRIS's Programme Director and Policy Analyst. You can access the paper here

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Социален консерватизъм или недовършената архитектура на българския политически живот Bulgarians Take to the Streets
August 01, 2013

IRIS's Dr Ognyan Minchev has published a comment for the blog of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, available here.

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The Fourth Wave of Democratisation
July 25, 2013

Access here an analysis of recent democracy trends worldwide by IRIS Intern Iliana Dafova.

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За тинк-танковете и "левите" интелектуалци
July 22, 2013

Коментар на Огнян Минчев /в.Дневник/ - достъпен тук

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Will Bosnian ethnoelites take heed, finally?
June 18, 2013


Stefan Ralchev comments here on the mass popular action in Bosnia in June 2013 and the failure of Bosnia's ethnic leaders to grasp the message of the civic process.

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Latest events

 

IRIS experts on a field research trip to conduct interviews with victims of conventional crimes in Northwest Bulgaria
April 07, 2014

IRIS's Programme Director and Policy Analyst, Stefan Ralchev, and external associate and Sofia University professor, Dr Stoycho Stoychev, went on a field research trip in Northwest Bulgaria to conduct interviews with victims of conventional crime in villages and small settlements. The trip, which took place at the weekend of 5-6 April, 2014, was part of the country research on human security in Bulgaria under a cross-border initiative supported by the European Commission. The project, entitled “Citizens’ Network for Peace, Reconciliation and Human Security,” is run in the form of a network partnership of NGOs from Turkey, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and France along with contributions of researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the South East European Research Network (SEERN). The filed trip was undertaken with the aim to look into......
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ИРМИ затвори цикъла от обучения в застъпничество и стратегическо планиране за НПО с два семинара във Варна
February 17, 2014

С два семинара във Варна (14-15 февруари и 16 февруари) ИРМИ затвори цикъла от обучения на тема стратегическо планиране и застъпничество за повишаване на капацитета на гражданските организации в България по места. Обученията, които първо се състояха в Благоевград и Велико Търново, са част от изпълнението на проект „Стратегическо планиране и конкретни застъпнически кампании: Основни инструменти за изграждане и развитие на организационния капацитет на гражданските организации”. Той се финансира в рамките на Програмата......
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ИРМИ проведе обучения в застъпничество и стратегическо планиране за НПО във Велико Търново като част от проект по ФМ на ЕИП
February 12, 2014

ИРМИ проведе във Велико Търново в периода 10-12 февруари 2014 г. два обучителни семинара на тема стратегическо планиране и застъпничество с цел повишаване на капацитета на местното гражданско общество. Обученията са част от изпълнението на проект „Стратегическо планиране и конкретни застъпнически кампании: Основни инструменти за изграждане и развитие на организационния капацитет на гражданските организации”. Той се финансира в рамките на Програмата за подкрепа на НПО в България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското......
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ИРМИ проведе обучителни семинари в застъпничество и стратегическо планиране за НПО в Благоевград като част от проект по ФМ на ЕИП
February 07, 2014

ИРМИ проведе в Благоевград в периода 4-6 февруари 2014 г. два обучителни семинара на тема стратегическо планиране и застъпничество с цел повишаване на капацитета на местното гражданско общество. Обученията са част от изпълнението на проект „Стратегическо планиране и конкретни застъпнически кампании: Основни инструменти за изграждане и развитие на организационния капацитет на гражданските организации”. Той се финансира в рамките на Програмата за подкрепа на НПО в България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо......
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“Human Security” means a life with dignity
February 03, 2014

IRIS's Chairman Dr Ognyan Minchev and Programme Director Stefan Ralchev took part in the international conference "Humanizing Security" held in Istanbul, Turkey, on Jan 31- Feb 1 2014 as part of a project on Balkan partnership in research and advocacy on human security. The conference was organised by the Turkish partner, Helsinki Citizens' Assembly, and was attended by established experts and activists in the field from Europe, the United States and India. Following is the official note on the conference after its conclusion:

 

"Does security come with arms, or with peace and reconciliation? From whom and how an understanding of security that is trusted upon police, military and private security forces can save us from? Can there be a real feeling of security without social and economic rights, rights to food and ecological justice? What does it mean for the......
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IRIS to take part in the Humanizing Security international conference in Istanbul, 31 Jan-1 Feb 2014
January 14, 2014

IRIS has been carrying out the activities, as the Bulgaria partner, of a regional project named “Citizens’ Network for Peace, Reconciliation and Human Security” since December 2012. The project is run in the form of a network partnership of NGOs from Turkey, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and France; along with contributions of researchers from the London School of Economics (LSE) and South East European Research Network (SEERN); and the financial support of the EU Enlargement Program and Open Society Foundation.   Taking as reference the concept of human security, project focuses on the traditional and daily life (in)securities in the region and aims to forge national and regional level alliances among the relevant societal actors. As part of the project, we envisage a through investigation, monitoring and reporting of the field of human security in its various dimensions......
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Dr. Ognyan Minchev has participated in the conference
December 09, 2013

Dr. Ognyan Minchev has participated in the conference  The Crisis of Democracy?  

Evidence from the Post-Communist World on Friday, December 6th, 2013, organised by McGrath Centre, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge

The topic of Dr. Minchev's presentation was  "The Price of Transition: Reassessing the Bulgarian Experience of Post-Communism"

The conference was organized with the special assistance of Dr. Gergana Dimova, Fellow in Politics, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge

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The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) is an independent, non-government think tank. IRIS was established on June 11, 1997 by leading Bulgarian public and political figures, NGO leaders and prominent Bulgarian scholars in international relations, Balkan studies, history, social and political science, anthropology and economics.
 
The Institute for Regional and International Studies initiates, develops and implements civic strategies for democratic politics on national, regional and international level. The Institute promotes the values of democracy, civil society, freedom and respect of law, assists the process of Bulgarian integration in NATO and the EU and provides public policy analyses on current domestic and international issues. IRIS represents a strategic combination of advocacy-oriented and education-oriented think tank.