PROJECT: EUROPEAN SOCIAL SURVEY IN BULGARIA (ESS ERIC-BULGARIA)
The European Social Survey – ESS (www.europansocialsurvey.org) is the largest scientific mechanism for monitor the social climate in Europe. The survey measures the attitudes, values, beliefs and behavior patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty five nations. Every two years, face-to-face interviews are conducted with newly selected, cross-sectional samples. The ESS data is available free of charge for non-commercial use.
Consortium ESS ERIC Bulgaria: University for National and World Economy, Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge – BAS, Agency for Social Analyses, Bulgarian Sociological Association, Union of Bulgarian Economists, National Statistical Institute.
Funded by Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Bulgaria
PROJECT: EVERYDAY CITIZENSHIP: PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES FOR STIMULATING CIVIL SOCIETY IN BULGARIA TODAY
The project proposes to ascertain and analyze the importance of ordinary citizenship for making civil society more dynamic and for humanizing social relationships in Bulgaria. In recent years a new social phenomenon has become apparent: real alternative practices are emerging whereby people jointly and voluntarily effectuate, discuss, and assess their coexistence, their living together, without the intermediation of social authorities, institutionalized authorities, or professional institutions.
In relation to these new forms of joint civic action, the question arises as to their place and role in building not simply a vigorous civil society but a new kind of social relationships based on recognition, personal commitment, goodwill, attachment to shared values, tastes, interests.
The project has two main goals: 1. a research goal: to identify the new forms of civic engagement lying outside and apart from institutionalized public power channels and to show their potential for: an applied social goal: to create conditions for the expression and expansion of this potential. 2. an applied social goal: to create conditions for the expression and expansion of this potential.
Funded by Trust for Civil Society for CEE
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