#CeDEM12 Development of е-democracy in Bulgaria

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Development of е-democracy in Bulgaria by Savina Ivanova Goleminova. #CeDEM12

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#CeDEM12 Development of е-democracy in Bulgaria

  1. 1. Development of e-Democracy in BulgariaSavina GoleminovaFaculty of Law Sofia University, Bulgaria According to the Bulgarian Constitution, Art. 8.: ”The power of the State is divided between legislative, executive and judicial branches.” Bulgaria is striving to develop e-Democracy in all three branches of power and at all levels of governance: national, regional and local authorities All those activities and measures are aimed at benefiting citizens and businesses and improvement and increased efficiency of state administration The country is applying the most up-to-date Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a tool for further social and economic development, strengthening of democracy and market economy
  2. 2. Current developments in e-Parliament, e-Government and e-Justice in Bulgaria The aims are formulated by the National Reform Program, the National Strategic Reference Framework and need to be faced in the next few years Bulgarian institutions are trying to solve the challenges with the support of national, European and International funds By observing European quality standards and best practices, Bulgarian institutions strive to produce best practices, which can be shared with other European member states, candidate-member states and other countries The establishment of an International Regional Centre for promotion and development of e-Democracy and e-Governance in Bulgaria is yet another challenge which will further development and will serve as a positive incentive for other countries in the region and in the world Bulgarian institutions constantly exchange best practices with other states and institutions
  3. 3. Future developments of e-Democracyin Bulgaria To continue the efforts for establishment of an International Regional Centre for e-Democracy in Bulgaria in partnership with other countries To propose new solutions based on cutting-edge ICT for the development of real democracy in the country All efforts for development of e-Democracy in Bulgaria must be kept in line with the efforts for achieving the objectives of the Strategy Europe 2020/Bulgaria 2020 which are crucial for all European Member states

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