In December 2014 I was guest of “Boom & Bust”, probably the top economic programme to be broadcast on Bulgarian television, containing in-depth analyses, different points of view on the subjects discussed, and innovative solutions, presented by financial, economic and entrepreneurial leaders.
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.
In 2012, the Reform & Union Club and New Bulgarian University signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at increasing the quality of the knowledge and qualification exchange networks and at ensuring the closer interaction between the civil society organisations, on the one hand, and the corporate and the academic sector, on the other.
The brain-drain processes in developing economies, such as Bulgaria, have been extremely intense for quite some time.
In the same time, those countries, if implementing the right set of policies, and enabling the key stakeholders to deliver value, can achieve astonishing results. Especially in times when even countries such as Spain (“Spain’s brain drain ‘worst in Western Europe“) and Germany (“Germany’s brain drain is Europe’s gain“), are reported to face the same issues and difficulties.