After the positive reviews and the expansion of its partnership network in 2016 (under programs for entrepreneurial support, led by the Ministry of Economy and the Open Society Institute, as well as through the Sofia Business School global masterclasses) 2017 proved to be an extremely successful year for the Open Source University R&D project that was kicked-off back in 2015 by members of the Brain Workshop Institute.
The Future is here – it’s just not very evenly distributed, William Gibson once wrote. Hence, you need to know where and when to look in order to connect the dots and see the broader futuristic-turned-realistic picture. There were a few such opportunities for me to look into over the past year.
Bulgaria’s entry into the Eurozone has broadly been discussed as a matter of time, a matter or readiness and fulfillment of specific pre-conditions. But is it that simple, having in mind the condition the Eurozone is in, and its systemic shortcomings?
Instead of the next bias partisan discussion about it, me and my colleagues from Brain Workshop Institute, with the help of the Public Finance Department at the University of National and World Economy, to which I am grateful for their cooperation, decided to organize a pioneer state-of-the-art stakeholder analysis discussion, in order to unveil all the competitive interests, weigh the pros and cons, as seen by the different stakeholders, and to provide an independent analysis of their influence and power over the process, setting up the stage for drafting the best possible path for the country to follow.