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The Observatory' Projects

IN2PREV (2023)

Po Policy and Citizens’ Observatory is member of IN2PREV

Law enforcement and community cooperation and training approach to prevent radicalization by ensuring refugees’ successful inclusion

Frontline Practitioners Network. Transnational European Partnership to improve refugee integration.

Improving LEAs and NGOs response to refugees and asylum seekers in Europe

The IN2PREV project aims to enhance LEAs and NGOs’ skills regarding working with refugees and asylum seekers in European host and transit countries to successfully integrate these individuals and prevent their radicalisation.

By providing adequate training, a reliable screening tool, and a mentoring approach for refugees and asylum seekers, LEAs and NGOs’ professionals will receive adequate and tailored guidance on conducting vulnerability risk assessments and facilitating these individuals’ integration.

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ValuesML (2023)

The Values Machine Learning Project (2023) is managed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service.  The Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based, scientific and technical support throughout the entire policy cycle. 

The main goal of the project is to establish a gold standard to train and evaluate a machine learning model that would detect references to values as codified the Personal Values theory of Schwartz (1992), in (at least) 24 EU Official Languages. The aim is to achieve this through values text-mining, media-monitoring, and a machine learning algorithm. Values researchers divided into several national teams, based on their language of origin, independently rate sample texts for “values content.” The working text corpus includes party manifestos and news articles from mainstream and unverified sources (Europe Media Monitor). The goal for the corpus, when annotated, is to be balanced and consistent across various languages (Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Turkish), to have a homogenous distribution among values, as well as broad coverage of topics and time periods. 

Bulgarian ValuesML team: 

Anna Krasteva, Language Leader

Evelina Staikova, Curator

Emilia Zankina, Curator

Roberta Koleva, Coordinator and Annotator

Vanina Ninova, Annotator

Chaya Koleva, Annotator

Mina Hristova, Annotator

‘Empowerment of young migrants and refugees through innovative practices for more inclusive (post)pandemic, (post) crisis Bulgaria’ (2021-2022)

Funded by:

The Аctive Citizens Fund


The Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation

Leader: Chaya Koleva

Coordinator: Vanina Ninova

Participants: Anna Krasteva, Annie Raykov, Chris Dinev, Tzvetelina Naydenova, Radoslav Iliev

Active European Citizens against Hate Speech (2020-2022)

Co-Funded by the Europe for Citizens Program of the European Union.

Coordinator - Latvian Human Rights Centre

Anna Krasteva – Principal Investigator

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Team Members' Projects


Effective Practices in Education, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for the Integration of Refugee Children.

Coordinate by UAB. Horizon 2020 projects. 

Anna Krasteva, Annie Raykov, Vanina Ninova - Research Partners.

Press release - English

Press release - Bulgarian


‘Migration Impact Assessment towards Integration and Local Development in European Rural and Mountain Regions’

Horizon 2020, N 870831, 2020-23

Anna Krasteva – WP leader.

Chaya Koleva, Vanina Ninova - Research Assistants.


Europeanisation meets democracy from below: The Western Balkans on the search for new European and democratic Momentum.


Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Networks Project (621247-EPP-1-2020-1-AT-EPPJMO-NETWORK)

prof. Anna Krasteva - Research Partner

“Enhancing Digital Citizenship – Students and teachers become aware of manipulation and indoctrination in social networks”
(Erasmus+, 2018-20).
Anna Krasteva – leader of the Bulgarian team.


‘Migration, Interconnectedness, Developpement’

(DEAR, 20018-19).

Anna Krasteva – member of the team.

‘Maximizing the development impact of labor migration in Western Balkans’
(Western Balkans – EC Refrence N 2017/392832). 2018-19.
Anna Krasteva – leader of the project.

‘Evaluation of the common European asylum system under pressure and recommendations for further development’
(H2020, 2017-2019).
Anna Krasteva – leader of the Bulgarian team.

Global campus on human rights
‘Securitization and its impact on human rights: human security in time of insecurity.”
(2017 – 18)
Anna Krasteva – leader of the project.

‘Between the representation of the crisis and the crisis of representation. How crisis changed the symbolic background of European societies and identities. Implication for policies and policy making’
(H2020, 2015-2018)
Anna Krasteva – leader of the Bulgarian team.

‘e-Engagement against violence’
(call Just/2011-12/DAP/AG, 2012-14)
Anna Krasteva – leader of the Bulgarian team.

Hate-speech and Populist Othering through the Race, Age and gender Looking Glass
(Program Fundamental rights of the EC, 2013-15)
Anna Krasteva – leader of the Burlgarian team.

Mobile brains: circulation en France des migrants hautement qualifiés de l’Europe de l’Est
(Projet de la mobilité de haut niveau du gouvernement français, Septembre 2012 à la Maison des sciences de l’homme Paris Nord et à la Maison Suger (Anna Krasteva – individual project).

Е-citizenship, funded by the Ministry of science and education, Program “Ideas” Ministry of education and youth (2010 - 2012);
Anna Krasteva - leader of the project

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