ARC FUND

ARC Fund has been the coordinator of the Bulgarian Safer Internet Center since its establishment in 2005. The Centre works for the protection and empowerment of children and young people on the Internet by raising awareness, training (children, parents and professionals), consultations (Helpline) and monitoring and reporting online sexual abuse and exploitation of minors (Hotline).

A comprehensive model for building key competences in schools

A methodological guide for developing key skills and competences across the whole school from grades 1 to 12 across the curriculum. Successfully tested during one school year in 90 secondary schools in Sofia. Contains links to additional materials for applying the methodology: 
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Youth lead the change

Methodology for training young people as peer educators on the topic of online sexual exploitation prevention:
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Innovation.bg 2021

The Innovation.bg report provides an annual assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and the state and development opportunities of the Bulgarian innovation system. It contains recommendations for improving public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and in the EU, drawing on the latest theoretical and empirical research and taking into account the specific economic, political, cultural and institutional framework in which the country’s innovation system develops. As in its previous editions, Innovation.bg 2021 analyses the state and opportunities for development of the...

Seventeenth National Contest “Innovative Enterprise of the Year” 2021, Finalists

The national competition “Innovative Enterprise of the Year” is organized by the Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, with the support of the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission, and Sofia Tech Park. It is also in media partnership with the “Innovative” programme of BNT 2, Bulgarian National Radio – Radio Sofia, Economics magazine, Digitalk, Kaldata. bg, “Bulgarian Science” Magazine, Uspelite.bg, Innovation.bg, the...

Seventeenth National Innovation Forum: Economic Resilience through Innovations

On 7 December 2021 the Applied Research and Communications Fund held the seventeenth edition of the National Innovation Forum Building Innovation Recovery and Resilience and the award ceremony of the Innovative Enterprise of the Year national contest. The forum was organised by the ARC Fund, ARC Consulting, Joint Innovation Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, with the support of the European Innovation Council and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Executive Agency and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Dr. Ognian Shentov, Chairman of ARC Fund...

Seventeenth National Contest Innovative Enterprise of the Year 2021, Finalists

The national contest Innovative Enterprise of the Year is organised by the Applied Research and Communications Fund, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria, с подкрепата на Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Sofia Tech Park.It was conducted in partnership with the following media outlets: the Bulgarian National Television through its telecast Innovative, the Bulgarian National Radio – Radio Sofia, Economy magazine, Digitalk, Kaldata.bg, Bulgarian Science magazine, Uspelite.bg, Innovation.bg, the portal of the Bulgarian industry...

SEVENTEENTH NATIONAL INNOVATION FORUM

SEVENTEENTH NATIONAL INNOVATION FORUM Building Innovation Recovery and Resilience 7 December 2021 | 11:30 h | online Registration The forum will focus on the challenges and opportunities for Bulgaria on the path to innovation-based recovery and resilience. ARC Fund will present the key findings and policy recommendations of the report Innovation.bg 2021, which reviews the current performance of the national innovation ecosystem. The forum will feature the award ceremony of the ‘Innovative Enterprise of the Year’ national contest. During the forum, the winners of the National...

ADMA TranS4MErs assists SMEs with new online platform

The Applied Research and Communications Fund presents the new website of the ADMA TranS4MErs project, in which it participates. This is a €5.6 million project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme, based on the work of ADMA, the Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre. The project officially starts on 1 October 2021. It will run for 3 years and will be implemented by a consortium of 38 partners from the 27 Member States of the European Union. Coordinated by Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), ADMA TranS4MErs is a European partnership...

Promoting Constructive Capital in Bulgaria

On September 28, 2021, within a policy forum with the participation of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Applied Research and Communications Fund, the Enterprise Europe Network-Bulgaria and the Center for the Study of Democracy presented an Action Agenda for promoting constructive capital in Bulgaria. The forum was part of the Bulgarian presidency of the Three Seas Initiative. It was supported and carried out in cooperation with the Center for International Private Enterprise in Washington D.C. The Action Agenda is formulated on the base of the analysis of European and national...