Webinar to present the results of project 1-2022

On October 28, 2022, at 1 p.m., a webinar was held through the BigBlueButton platform to present the results of research project #1-2022 "Sustainable and inclusive growth - the European perspective". The project team is made up of three lecturers, a doctoral student and a bachelor student at the Department of International Economic Relations at Tsenov Academy of Economics - Svishtov.

The head of the project Prof. Tanya Gorcheva, DSc, introduced the audience to the purpose of the research - to outline the essence and specifics of the modern policy for achieving sustainable growth, with which the European Union, and the Bulgarian economy in particular, strive to improve the well-being of society as a whole. By monitoring progress to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth and measuring progress on the EU's sustainable development goals, a comparative analysis has been made that allows to determine the achievements of Bulgaria over the last few years. The presentation of Associate Professor Zdravko Ljubenov, PhD, focused on the transformation of the European Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy through the European Green Pact, which undertakes to achieve climate neutrality by the middle of the 21st century. To implement the Green Deal, academia, civil society and business must be involved in consultation mechanisms and relevant national programmes, and the EU will need to mobilize additional public and private funds for sustainable development.

Head Assistant Ivaylo Petrov, PhD, presented information on the place of innovations and technologies in the context of sustainable energy development in Bulgaria, as well as an analysis of the problematic areas of eco-innovations. The Bulgarian state has formally developed strategic documents in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the EU's goals, but with unclear specifics regarding the measures, as well as insufficient commitment in supporting research cooperation between science and business in the field of energy. Representatives of various departments from the Academy of Economics, from the University of Economics in Varna and from the "Angel Kanchev" University of Ruse took part in the webinar with questions and comments on the presented data.

The webinar is organized in implementation of Project №1-2022 “Sustainable and inclusive growth - the European perspective” funded by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Education and Science to promote research.