About us

We established the Institute of Politics to respond to the need for educated, responsible and flexible leaders at a time of sharply declining confidence in political parties and in a dynamically changing environment.

Political knowledge is the way to achieve a change based on democratic principles and a high political, civic and managerial culture. This is the purpose of the Institute’s programs. They are targeted at policy makers, state and local authorities, businesses, the media, trade unions and non-governmental organizations.

In this endeavor we partner with the Institute for Population and Human Studies and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

We conduct our attitude research surveys and training courses with own funding.

The political leadership program puts the focus on politics as science, history, knowledge and art that are key to communication processes and governance in all of its sectors.

The Institute of Politics is the only scientific and educational institution in Bulgaria with a special emphasis on political psychology as a fundamental element in the knowledge and actions of public leaders.

We are convinced that the best way to manage changes is by creating them. In order to follow you, people have to believe in your views. Therefore, it is important to present them clearly, honestly, politely, calmly and openly, knowing the attitudes and motivation of society and the communities that make it up.

 

Co-founders of the Institute of Politics are Prof. Antoaneta Hristova, Chairman of the Managing Board, Director of the Institute for Population and Human Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Kalina Krumova – Executive director, economist, journalist and MP between 2009 and 2013.

We believe that:

An educated person who demonstrates determination is a statesman. An uneducated man who demonstrates determination is a disaster.

INSTITUTE OF POLITICS

2017
07 May 2017.

Inauguration of the Institute of Politics

The inaguration of the Institute of Politics was on 7 May 2017.
Guests of the event were Krassimir Valchev, Minister of Education and Science; Ognian Zlatev, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria; Acad. Julian Revalski, President of the BAS; Milena Damianova, MP and Menda Stoyanova, MP.

07 May 2017.

First Class of Graduates “Paisii Hilendarski”

The first class of the ‘Political Leadership Training’ Program began its training.
In the ‘Paisii Hilendarski’ class participate cadres of the two largest political forces in our country – GERB and BSP. Most of ther trainers are prominent experts in their professional fields.

02 November 2017.

Second Class of Graduates “Konstantin Preslavski “

The second class of the ‘Political Leaders Training’ Program at the Institute of Politics followed the tradition and chose its name and patron. After long debates, the students, who are representatives of the main political parties in our country, selected Konstantin Preslavski as their patron.

2018
19 March 2018.

Third Class of Graduates “Pencho Slaveykov”

The Third Class of the ‘Political Leaders Training’ Program selected Pencho Slaveykov as its patron. The official opening ceremony and the first lectures and practical course took place in Tryavna which is the poet’s birthplace.

18 October 2018.

Fourth class of graduates “Simeon the Great”

The fourth class of the ‘Political Leaders Training’ Program has chosen Simeon the Great for its own name. It was chosen as the first and main proposal after an almost one-hour emotional discussion.

26 November 2018.

Young Balkan Leaders, Erasmus +

A unique training project for ‘Young Balkan Leaders’ has been launched. It is co-funded by Erasmus +. The Project Coordinator is the Institute of Politics, Bulgaria and the partners are Bestsellers Association and Stari Grad Municipality, Serbia as well as the Ohrid Institute and Strumica Municipality, Macedonia.

2019
14 January 2019.

Fifth class of graduates “Alexander Malinov”

The fifth class of graduates of the ‘Political Leaders Training’ Program have chosen for its name Aleksandar Malinov. Traditionally, the decision was made by a consensus of all participants. For their first module of training they gathered in Plovdiv the European Capital of Culture.