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Radio FOCUS Interviews Dr. Rumena Filipova on the Key Trends in Public Opinion in Bulgaria

In an interview for Radio FOCUS, Dr. Rumena Filipova presented the main continuities and shifts in Bulgarian public opinion in 2024, including increasing support for NATO and support for the US as a key strategic partner for Bulgaria as well as improved ratings of media freedom. The interview also highlighted youth views, which remain similar …

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Report Launch: Bulgarian Public Opinion, 2024

The Institute for Global Analytics held a launch event for its most recent report Bulgarian Public Opinion, 2024: Increasing Commitment to Allies and Improving Perceptions of Media Freedom amid Continuous East-West Ambivalence, conducted as part of IGA’s cooperation with GLOBSEC. The discussion took place on May 13 at Launchee, Sofia.  Dr. Rumena Filipova of IGA presented the …

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Briefing Paper 6: Bulgarian Public Opinion, 2024

IGA has released its new briefing paper Bulgarian Public Opinion, 2024: Increasing Commitment to Allies and Improving Perceptions of Media Freedom amid Continuous East-West Ambivalence. The study presents the results of in-depth public opinion polling conducted in Bulgaria in partnership with GLOBSEC. Key attitudinal measures include views of the EU, NATO, the Kremlin’s war against …

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El Pais Features IGA’s Research on Youth Attitudes in CEE

Spanish daily El Pais has featured IGA’s and Dr. Rumena Filipova’s research on the alarming rise of anti-democratic, nationalist and pro-Russian views among youth in Central and Eastern Europe. The article highlights how political exclusion, unreformed and politicized educational systems and social media fuel these worrying sentiments in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Hungary. Read the article …

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Publication: Charting the Radical Right’s Influence on EU Foreign Policy

In the run-up to the European Parliament elections, Dr. Rumena Filipova contributed to Carnegie Europe’s newly released publication on the impact of the radical right on the foreign policies of a range of EU countries. Her chapter on Bulgaria details the ways in which pro-Russian, nationalist far-right party Revival has acted as a disruptor that …

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New Project: RESPOND – Rescuing Democracy from Political Corruption in Digital Societies

The Institute for Global Analytics looks forward to its participation in the new Europe-wide initiative researching political corruption on the continent, particularly in grey legal areas. Boosting citizen involvement and deployment of digital technologies will feature among the innovative solutions to tackle corruption. The project is coordinated by Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna …

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Article: The Alarming Embrace of Anti-Democratic Ideas by Young Europeans

In an article for CEPA, Dr. Rumena Filipova makes the case that a worrying trend is emerging, whereby youth in Central and Eastern Europe turn out to harbor less democratic and pro-Western views than usually expected. The article provides a cross-country comparative perspective, identifies the reasons for these dispositions and offers recommendations for reclaiming young …

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International Roundtable: The Youth Factor Rises in Central Europe

The Institute for Global Analytics in partnership with Free Press for Eastern Europe and Science+ held the international roundtable The Youth Factor Rises in Central Europe: The Attitudes of Millennials and Gen Z in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia and Serbia towards Russia’s War against Ukraine, Traditional Values, and Democracy, which took place on January 29 at …

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