Spinoff Award 2024

IPHS scientists are developing an app to protect and improve maternal mental health after childbirth As part of an initiative to support mothers, the Institute for Population and Human Studies (IPHS-BAS) has been awarded the SpinOff 2024 prize. We are happy to be able to participate with our scientific expertise in improving and protecting the psychological well-being of mothers  through Momfident even though we are in a preliminary phase, noted Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stoyanka Cherkezova from IPHS-BAS. The idea is to develop an app to safeguard and improve the mental health and well-being of mothers in the first three years after childbirth. The app uses artificial intelligence models that are fed only with verified information from scientific research. The app supports mothers in the form [...]

2024-07-08T10:19:36+03:00Thursday, 4 July 2024|Categories: Man and Society|

Over 40 papers presented at a conference on the transition to a green economy at the Economic Research Institute

  More than 40 papers were presented by scientists at a scientific conference at the Economic Research Institute (ERI) of BAS. The forum "Economic Development and Policies: Realities and Prospects" is an annual event, this year dedicated to the topic "National and European Challenges of the Transition to a Green Economy". It was attended by representatives of the Ministries of Finance and Energy, NGOs and academia in the country. The conference programme included 4 thematic areas - sustainable development, economic growth and labour market in the transition to a green economy; European perspectives and financing of the green transition; impacts of the transition to a green economy on the regional and sectoral economy and the transition to a green economy and companies. The plenary report [...]

2023-12-11T10:39:40+02:00Monday, 11 December 2023|Categories: Man and Society|

A young scientist from the Institute for the State and Law at BAS with the “Dr. Ilko Eskenazi” award of the International Foundation “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”

Dr. Petar Topurov, Assistant Professor at the Civil Law department of the Institute for the State and Law of BAS, won the annual award for scientific publication in the field of legal science, named after Dr. Ilko Eskenazi. The prize has been awarded since 2005 by the International Foundation "St. St. Cyril and Methodius” and the “Dr. Ilko Eskenazi” Memorial Fund. The competition for the award aims to honour one written work in the fields of "Law" and "Economics" related to the integration of Bulgaria and its membership in the EU and is intended for young scholars up to 35 years of age. This year, the scientific jury awarded the prize to Dr. Petar Topurov for his study entitled "Domestic Violence as a Form of [...]

2023-12-05T09:33:49+02:00Monday, 4 December 2023|Categories: Man and Society|

A new book “Values, Justice and Mental Wellbeing” by Prof. DSc Ergyul Tair

  A presentation of the book "Values, Justice and Mental Well-being" (Ценности, справедливост и психично благополучие) by Prof. DSc Ergyul Tair from the Department of Psychology of the Institute for Population and Human Studies (IPHS) took place on 18 October at the “Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall of BAS. The director of IPHS Prof. Antoaneta Hristova opened the event by thanking Prof. Tair for reviving the section of occupational and organizational psychology at the institute and highlighted her work as a very thorough scholar in the field of psychology. The book of almost 300 pages is by “Prof. Marin Drinov" Publishing House with reviewers Prof. Antoaneta Hristova, Prof. Snezhana Ilieva and Prof. Sonia Karabeliova. The publication is not only for the narrowly specialized college but is [...]

2023-10-23T10:09:36+03:00Thursday, 19 October 2023|Categories: Man and Society|

MILIEU – Building scientific expertise for research on women with disabilities and their inclusion

The mission of the three-year MILIEU project, which is funded under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme, is to unlock, foster and sustain research into women, their disabilities and their inclusion in active society. The project promotes international connectivity and increased contacts and fundraising capacity at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology (IPS) and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. A specific focus of the project is to enhance the knowledge and skills of PhD students and young scholars in IPS and BAS. So far the project has managed to implement several key events. One of them is related to the Summer School in Spain, held as part of the Complutense summer courses in El Escorial - Cursos de Verano. Many young people learned how to [...]

2023-06-26T14:20:13+03:00Friday, 23 June 2023|Categories: Man and Society|

National conference on “shadow economy” was held at BAS

  On 02.06.2023 the Social Survey Research Center and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of BAS held a national conference on "Factor Determination of the "Shadow Economy" in the Perceptions of Bulgarian Society: Empirical Study, Results, Interpretations and Policy Recommendations". The Forum was held under a project funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund. The study is a fundamental research project which presented the results and analytical products of the research carried out in the period 2020-2023. Participants' reports presented different aspects of the "shadow economy". A Shadow Economy Tolerance Index (SETI) was calculated for the first time in Bulgaria. This index gives an idea of the relative share of "shadow practices" in Bulgaria and was specifically designed for the purpose of the project. [...]

2023-06-09T11:27:43+03:00Monday, 5 June 2023|Categories: Man and Society|
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