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Don't Panic: Findings of the European Catch-Up Index 2015

imageThe publication contains the findings of the new edition of the Catch-Up Index, released in April 2016. The index measures and ranks the performance of 35 countries –EU member states, candidate and potential candidate countries across four categories: Economy, Quality of Life, Democracy and Governance, using 47 indicators.

There are five editions of the index since 2011, which provides the opportunity to identify trends and patterns in the process of development of individual countries, groups of countries and categories of the index.

The index is created and maintained by the OpenSociety Institute – Sofia and is available at
www.TheCatchUpIndex.eu .

Download link:  Don't Panic: Findings of the European Catch-Up Index 2015 

 


The European Catch-Up Index 2014

The report “The Gravity Effect: Findings of the European Catch-Up Index 2014” (Index 2014), presents the findings of the fourth edition of the European Catch-Up index, which measures and ranks the performance of 35 countries –EU member states, candidate and potential candidate countries across four categories: Economy, Quality of Life, Democracy and Governance, using 47 indicators, with scores from 100-0 (highest to lowest) and rankings from 1-35 (highest to lowest).

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Download link:"The Gravity Effect: Findings of the European Catch-Up Index 2014” (Index 2014) by Marin Lessenski

Link to the web-platform at www.TheCatchUpIndex.eu


The European Catch-Up Index 2013

The report “It’s a Process: Findings of the European Catch-Up Index” (Index 2013), presents the findings of the third edition of the European Catch-Up index, which measures and ranks the performance of 35 countries –EU member states, candidate and potential candidate countries across four categories: Economy, Quality of Life, Democracy and Governance, using 47 indicators, with scores from 100-0 (highest to lowest) and rankings from 1-35 (highest to lowest).

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Download link:“It’s a Process: Findings of the European Catch-Up Index” , (Index 2013) by Marin Lessenski

Link to the online platform at www.TheCatchUpIndex.eu


The European Catch-Up Index 2012

The report “Aftershocks: What Did the Crisis Do to Europe?” (Index 2012), presents the findings of the second edition of the European Catch-Up index, which measures and ranks the performance of 35 countries –EU member states, candidate and potential candidate countries across four categories: Economy, Quality of Life, Democracy and Governance, using 47 indicators, with scores from 100-0 (highest to lowest) and rankings from 1-35 (highest to lowest). image

Download link: “Aftershocks: What Did the Crisis Do to Europe?”  (Index 2012) by Marin Lessenski

Link to the online platform at www.TheCatchUpIndex.eu

 


 

The European Catch-Up Index

The new European Catch-Up Index redefines the current notions about the state of the EU, Europe and the economic crisis by analyzing the performance of thirty-five cimageountries in Economy, Democracy, Governance and Quality of Life.



Catch-Up Index Report
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“State of the Union: A Big Bang Theory of Europe”  

Summary of the Catch-Up Index Report  

Press Release Catch-Up Index  

Online platform:
www.TheCatchUpIndex.eu








Progress Reports on the Accession of Bulgaria and Romania towards the Schengen Area

A series of monitoring reports on the progress of Bulgaria and Romania’s accession to join Schengen were prepared and released in October 2010 and February 2011 in cooperation with the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE).

Progress Report of Bulgaria towards Accession to the Schengen Area as of 31st January 2011(in Bulgarian; February 2011) 

 Summary of Progress Report of Bulgaria towards Accession to the Schengen Area as of 31st January 2011 (in English; February 2011) 

 Progress Report of Romania towards Accession to the Schengen Area as of 31st January 2011(in English; February 2011) 

 Mid-Term Report on the Progress of Bulgaria towards Accession to the Schengen Area (in Bulgarian; September 2010) 

 Summary of Mid-Term Report on the Progress of Bulgaria towards Accession to the Schengen Area (in English; September 2010) 

 Mid-Term Report on the Progress of Romania towards Accession to the Schengen Area (in English; October 2010) 


The publication "Economic and Political Challenges of Acceding to the Euro area in the post-Lehman Brothers’ World" (Summary report and nine Country Reports) is a product of the Open Society Institute – Sofia within the European Policies Initiative (EuPI) and the project “Economic and Political Challenges of Acceding to the Euro area in the post-Lehman Brothers’ World”.  Your can learn more about the project here.

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You can download the Summary Report and the nine Country Reports here:

 Summary Report 
 
Bulgaria Report 
 
Czech Republic Report 
 
Estonia Report 
 
Hungary Report 
 
Latvia Report 
 
Lithuania Report 
 
Poland Report 
 
Romania Report 
 
Slovenia Report 






 

“The Unfinished Business of the Fifth Enlargement Countries” analyzes the problems faced by the ten new member states after their accession to the EU in eleven policy areas including political development, the economy, the healthcare system and education.

The project has been implemented through research and analysis, conducted by national experts in each of the ten countries according to a specially designed methodology. Ten country reports have been developed for each of the following new member states: Bulgaria, the Check Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. On the basis of these country reports a comparative analysis has been prepared. You can find more about the project  “The Unfinished Business of the Fifth Enlargement” here.

You can download the reports here:

 Comparaive report “The Unfinished Business of the Fifth Enlargement Countries” 
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Country reports:

 Bulgaria 
 
Czech Republic 
 
Estonia 
 
Hungary 
 
Latvia 
 
Lithuania 
 
Poland 
 
Romania 
 
Slovakia 
 
Slovenia 

 

 


A series of reports "The EU New Member States as Agenda Setters in the Enlarged European Union" look at the positions of the new Central and Eastern European EU Member States on a selected number of issues on the EU agenda in seven policy areas: economic issues, minority integration, energy and climate, common agriculture policy, foreign and security policy, justice and home affairs and institutional issues.

A comparative policy report, based on the ten country reports, was produced to highlight the project’s findings:

Not Your Grandfather’s Eastern Bloc: The EU New Member States as Agenda Setters in the Enlarged European Union image

Country reports: The EU New Member States as Agenda Setters in the Enlarged European Union

 Bulgaria Country Report 
 
Czech Republic Country Report 
 
Estonia Country Report 
 
Hungary Country Report
 Latvia Country Report 
 
Lithuania Country Report 
 
Poland Country Report 
 
Romania Country Report 
 
Slovakia Country Report 
 Slovenia Country Report 


The publication is a product of the Open Society Institute – Sofia within the European Policies Initiative (EuPI) and the project The EU New Member States as Agenda Setters in the Enlarged European Union”. This EuPI has been implemented in close partnership with EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, with project funding provided by the Open Society Institute – Sofia.


image EuPI has contributed to a major report on EU-Russia relations. The report by Mark Leonard and Nicu Popescu of the European Council on Foreign Relations (www.ecfr.eu) is available here

2008 European Policies Initiative

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