Specific Support to Bulgaria
The aim of this PSF activity is to support the Bulgarian authorities in the development of (1) a research performance-based funding system, inspired by Member States best practices, and (2) a model for the evaluation and assessment of the public research institutions' performances. This activity aims to further implement the recommendations of the 2015 PSF Peer Review of the Bulgarian R&I system, in particular recommendation n°5 concerning the allocation system for institutional funding.
This report was developed between February 2017 and February 2018 as a Specific Support Action to Bulgaria under the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF), which provides expertise and operational support to Member States in designing, implementing and evaluating national research and innovation policies, including country Peer Reviews and Specific Support to policy reforms, as well as thematic Mutual Learning Exercises to improve policy-making practice through exchanges among several countries.
This report summarises the work of the PSF panel of four independent experts, from January to December 2017, including a mission to Sofia to consult stakeholders and discuss potential recommendations, to support the Bulgarian government.
Kick-off meeting - Specific support to Bulgaria
First country visit – Specific Support to Bulgaria