is a non-partisan platform for open-source scientific and policy research. Its mission is to transform into a think-tank that analyzes the role of post-sovereign entities in fostering the transition of communist, fragile and unsustainable statehoods.
- Disseminates academic research to policy makers.
- Delivers positions and analyses of legislative and political initiatives.
- Conceptualizes policy interventions and promotes them through media.
- Organizes events to maximize the input and outreach of its activities.
- Manages scientific consortia and projects inclusive of research components.
- Provides capacity and implementation guidance to large-scale policy events.
- Research as a mean towards achieving societal welfare.
- Globalization as the main engine behind ecological sustainability.
- Technocratic responses to neo-capitalism as a mean to a just end.
- Democracy as an inclusive platform for policy-making.
- Foreign policy as the sum of aspirations in the sphere of economics, the environment, security and development.
Since its inception, it consists of 3 projects:
The Sustainability Project provides an ecological sustainability response to the preponderance of neoliberal economics and deregulation that have brought numerous forms of injustice and disparity to the current neoliberal trading system. In particular, assesses in how far the Circularity and other low-carbon models can provide an answer to structuring globalization in a world, where states and post-sovereign entities compete to globalize themselves. Additionally, it ponders over the desired and unintended non-trade consequences of economic adaptation.
- Policy Paper §2: The Four Concentric Cycles of a Circular Economy
- Policy Paper §4: Supranational Hybrid Materialism: Two Strategies for Own Resources of the European Union after 2020.
- Policy Paper §6: Matching EU‘s Circular Economy Missions with Circular City Networks
- Policy Paper §7: Circular Solutions to Telecoupled Externalities of EU’s Green Economy Transition
- Policy Paper §8: Circular Economy Missions
The Governance project ponders over the future of the European construct, both in terms of its governance structures and interface mechanisms, as well as on the particular effects and externalities of policy-making domestically and internationally. Its vital subject focus is the optimization and the legitimization of the European institutional ecosystem. It consists of a series of policy briefs that propose particular solutions and policy papers that are putting forward a set of recommendations.
- Policy Brief §2: Towards pan-European Liquid Democracy?
- Policy Paper §1: Brexit. Effects on Continental Europe and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
- Policy Brief §1: The End of „Democracy“ as Core of the „New Deal“ for Europe.
- Publication §1: Historical Constructivism and the Bulgarian Council of EU Presidency: Policy Externalization towards the Eastern Partnership
- Publication §3: EU Foreign Policy – Ground Evidence from MENA
- Project #Governance, Policy Toolbox §1: Methodology of the ad-hoc Think-Tank deployment
The Regionalism project is a response to the transition towards a multi-polar world in which regional integration plays a vital role. It investigates the particular case of the Eurasian Economic Union as the ripest example of a post-sovereign entity “in the making” and ponders over the effects of political and economic competition in the post-Soviet space. Additionally, it aims to explain the motivations and the structure of the sum of EEU’s foreign policy vectors and draw parallels with other post-sovereign regional integration projects.
- Policy Brief §3: The G20 Summit Between Self-globalizing States and Military Buildup.
- Policy Paper §3: Economic Consequences of the Western Protectionist Emancipation.
- Policy Paper §5: Sofia’s Council of EU and China 16+1 Summit Presidencies – Pathway to a Resilient Neighbourhood?