The Institute for the Study of the Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (ISSK-BAS) coordinates the National Consortium „SHARE ERIC Bulgaria” of the Research Infrastructure „New opportunities in relation to ICT-based systems and models for Bulgaria’s continued participation in SHARE and joining to SHARE ERIC” with the partnership of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The national infrastructure SHARE ERIC Bulgaria is financed by the Ministry of Education and Science, as financial coordinator of the National roadmap of research infrastructure 2017-2023.
The ISSK-BAS team includes Ekaterina Markova, senior research fellow, Ph.D., (national coordinator), Gabriela Yordanova, senior research fellow, Ph.D., Vassil Kirov, associate professor, Ph.D., Rumiana Stoilova, professor, D.Sc. and Dianа Nenkova.
The team of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, leaded by Zhelyu Vladimirov, professor, D.Sc., creates University educational programs for Bachelors and Masters, based on longitudinal panel data from SHARE.
In 2019, the national consortium is planning to organize informational seminars for opportunities that SHARE data provides for scientific and applied research, and for knowledge-based public policies.
Within the work of the SHARE ERIC Bulgaria consortium, ISSK-BAS develops national research centre for analyses and expert consultancy for work with SHARE data that will serve university scholars, Ph.D. students and scientists.