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Social Initiatives

DIGILIENCE Scientific Conference

DIGILIENCE: Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity and Resilience, is an annual conference, organized since 2019, which aims to establish the state of the art and future demands in the provision of security and resilience of ICT-intensive processes, services, and systems. Of particular interest are studies that examine systems in their interdependence or place their operation in a human or wider policy contexts, as well as evidence and data-based studies and presentations of the respective datasets.


Science with a Future

In 2021, America for Bulgaria Foundation launched the second edition of its Science with a Future competition for young Bulgarian researchers, scientists, and engineers aged 16-40. 


The competition selects and awards funding to promising proposals in robotics, artificial intelligence, and new technologies. The European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe participates as an administrative coordinator and technological mentor for the approved applications.


Inclusive Technologies for People with ASD

Disabled people in Bulgaria are more vulnerable to poverty and isolation than any other social group. Less than 10% of people with disabilities are employed or/ and involved in educational and training activities. For comparison, the average percentage of employed people with disabilities in the EU is between 40 and 50%. Moreover, most people with disabilities in Bulgaria work mainly in a sheltered or supported environment.

World Summit Awards Bulgaria

ESI CEE is the Bulgarian national expert in the awards system that selects and promotes local digital innovation with high impact on improving society - World Summit Awards

Combining on ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society, WSA is an international platform for cutting edge examples on how ICTs can have an impact on society.