Sofia Platform presents research project in Vienna

Sofia Platform, together with our Croatian partners from Stifung Wissen am Werk presented the results from a comparative analysis between Bulgaria and Croatia in the context of the refugee crisis during the conference “Children of Transition. Children of War” which took place on 3-5 November 2016 at the University of Vienna.

In the paper “The Good, the Bad and the Eastern European: Refugees and the Communist Past”, authored by Iva Kopraleva (Sofia Platform), Louisa Slavkova (Sofia Platform) and Rafaela Tripalo (Stiftung Wissen am Werk) we examine the root causes of the negative attitudes towards refugees in Bulgaria and Croatia and presented the results from a series of expert interviews with Bulgarian and Croatian opinion-makers.

The research is part of the project “Mapping a generation in transition” which unites NGOs from Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkans and aims at  analysing the problems, challenges and opportunities which lie before the generations that witnessed the societal transformations in these regions.