Just before Easter the postgraduate training programme in Impact Assessment, organized by the ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ Sofia University and the Institute of Public Administration was launched.

The programme was officially opened by prof. Tatyana Tomova, head of the ‘Public Administration’ Department of the Philosophy Faculty with the Sofia University and Mr. Pavel Ivanov – CEO of the Institute of Public Administration. Both of them emphasized on the necessity of such trainings, as well as the fact, that this is the first official specialized training in Impact Assessment, that is open for everyone having interest on the subject, but has as its main target group the civil servants.

The programme offers extended professional training in the theoretical and practical aspects of impact assessment and policy analysis in the context of Bulgarian legislation, in relation to the establishment of Impact assessment as a mechanism for better regulation. It has a pronounced interdisciplinary and practical nature and the lecturers are representatives of the public administration, the academia and NGOs.

The first group of trainees includes over 20 civil servants and experts from different areas. With the kind assistance of the Sofia University, the training takes place at the campus of the Philosophy Faculty, ‘Public Administration’ Department, 125 ‘Tsarigradsko shose’ Blvd., bl. 4.

The Center for Regulatory Impact Assessment is represented by its Chairman Tony Dimov Ph.D., who is a lecturer on the topics Ex-ante and Ex-post Regulatory Impact Assessment.

Description of the full programme and the separate courses could be found here.

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