CURRENT PROJECTS:

Fostering Innovation in the Danube Region through Knowledge Engineering and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Management (KnowING IPR), 2019-2022

The main objective of KnowING is to create a transnational innovation platform for efficient exploitation of available knowledge on patents, research and development. KnowING is an innovative effort in bringing results of advanced KE technology to SMEs, enabling pooling and exploiting of innovation knowledge, build-on innovation and increased IPR based cooperation opportunities (based on out-, in- and cross- licensing and possible patent pooling), stimulating further investment in innovation and creating a competitive advantage for Danube SMEs in the global market as well as providing a platform and service for increased technology transfer.

 

COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • High-performance Computing for Effective Innovation in the Danube Region (InnoHPC), Interreg, Danube Transnational Programme, DTP1-1-260-1.1. 2017-2019
  • Improving expertise on labour relations’ impact on youth employment and employability in Central and South-Eastern Europe (VS/2016/0104), Industrial relations and social dialogue Programme , VASAS Szakszervezeti Szövetség, Budapest & Research Centre Regional and Global Development (REGLO). 2017.
  • BROKERING ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE SANITATION FOR EUROPE (BESSE), BESSE 226744/2009 – Seventh Framework Programme, Theme Environment , 2009 – 2012
  • COMPARING THE SOCIETAL INTEGRATION OF ETHNIC MINORITIES, INTAS, 2005-2007;
  • DYNAMICS AND SOCIAL IMPACTS OF THE LABOUR MARKETS ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN EASTERN EUROPE, INTAS, 2005-2007;
  •  POLICY RESPONSES OVERCOMING FACTORS OF INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF INEQUALITIES – PROFIT, 2004-2007;
  • ESTABLISHMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCE DATA ARCHIVE IN BULGARIA, UNESCO/MOST, 2002-2004;
  • TRANSFORMATION RISKS AND CHANGING QUALITY OF LIFE, ANNUAL NATIONAL SURVEYS 1992-2005;
  • MASS MEDIA AND ETHNICITY IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe,   2005;
  • ETHNICITY AND EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, 2004;
  • ETHNIC RELATIONS IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, 2003;
  • PERSONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR COPING WITH TRANSFORMATION RISKS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE, UNESCO/ MOST, 1996-2001;
  • LABOUR FORCES, EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN PERNIK MUNICIPALITY, FWF, 2001;
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE, Eastern Europe Center Berlin, 2001;
  • UNESCO/MOST-ISSC INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL „COMPARATIVE RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES“, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009;
  • LABOUR MARKETS AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE, WZB Berlin, 2000;
  • SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF THE NEW MASTER PLAN OF SOFIA, Municipality of Sofia, 1998, 1999, 2000;
  • LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT IN PERNIK, LODZ AND TVER, UNESCO/MOST, 1999;
  • MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS ON MUNICIPALITY LEVEL, Bulgarian National Fund for Scientific Research, 1997;
  • NATIONAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORTS, UNDP, 1995, 1996, 1997;
  • SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, UNESCO/MOST, 1995;
  • STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF RISK SITUATIONS: RISKS OF TRANSITION, World Society Foundation, Switzerland, 1993;
  • SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE BALKAN COUNTRIES, National Fund for Scientific Research, 1993;
  • SOCIETY AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE BALKAN COUNTRIES, UNESCO, 1991.