Projects

Over the Counter Consumer Habits (brands and formulations) for Sore Throat Treatment
Client: MEDNET Marketing Research Center

To fulfill the study, two focus groups were conducted in Sofia to determine people’s familiarity with the brand Tantum Verde, as well as the extent of which the brand’s sore throat medications are being used. Each group had 8 participants (6 women and 2 men), where one group consisted of individuals between the ages of 25 and 35, and the other between the ages of 36 and 45.

December 2015

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Bulgarians’ Attitudes towards the Development of Nuclear Energy in Bulgaria
Client: Icona Communications Group

The study is nationally representative of the adult (over 18) population in Bulgaria. A two-stage cluster sample is used and the method of registering information is a face-to-face standardized interview in the households of respondents. The realised sample volume is 1000 participants.

November 2015

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Exit Poll and Parallel Counting for the 2015 Local Elections
Client: Bulgarian National Radio, TV 7
The following have been realized:

1. Conducting an Exit Poll for forecasting mayor and city council election results which was done in 100 specifically selected (topological – stochastic selection) voting stations with national representativeness. The volume of the sample is 6 228 respondents.

2. A forecast for the local elections on a national level.

3. Exit Poll for forecasting mayor and city council election results in the cities of Sofia, Varna and Plovdiv. The volume of the sample is 6 098 voters (120 voting stations).

4. An estimation-type study on the basis of actual ballot counting in 100 voting stations in the country. The realization has been made through a nationally representative sample of 100 nuts which cover the territory of the country with a volume of 6 228 respondents.

5. An estimation-type study on the basis of actual ballot counting in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna. The volume of the sample is 6 098 respondents.

October 2015

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Quantitative studies regarding voter attitudes towards the 2015 Local Elections and the socio-political situation in the Municipalities of Botevgrad, Lovech, Karlovo, Kostinbrod, Pazardjik, Sandanski, Sofia and Veliko Turnovo.

August – October 2015

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Monitoring of Market Activity Effectiveness within the Project Frame “The Magic of Antiquity and the Beauty of Nature from the Bay of Bourgas to the Strandja Mountains”
Client: Municipality of Bourgas

The realized activities under the project are:
– Developing methods and a system of points for monitoring the effectiveness of the marketing activities under the project.
– A study on the awareness and attitudes towards the offered regional tourist packages and products.
– Evaluation and analysis on the effectiveness of advertisement and information activities used in marketing strategies.

– Statistical analysis on the tourism in the region before and after the realization of marketing strategies.
Regarding the study on the awareness and attitudes towards the offered regional tourist packages and products, two sets of aggregates are used – a random sample of potential users, Bulgarian and foreign tourists, with a volume of 200 each.

September 2015

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AgCelence – Brand Equity Survey
Client: Produkt & Markt

A quantitative marketing study among 200 farmers with a minimum total farm area of 500 ha and minimum crop area of 100 ha. The intent is to examine the usage of crop protection products for corn, sunflower and cereals. The study was realized through online interviews.

June 2015

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Marketing Study among Cement Users
Client: Holcim Bulgaria

Marketing research among 170 construction companies and 130 specialists in Bulgaria’s north-western, south-western and north-central regions, in addition to Sofia and Plovdiv. The aim of the research is to determine awareness regarding the market of construction materials (dry mixtures, cement, concrete, concrete goods, etc.) and decision-making factors when purchasing, as well as the influence of promotions, marketing activities and others.

June 2015

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Study on the Effectiveness of Marketing Activities under the Project “Development of an Attractive and Effective Regional Product – Tourist Destination Elena-Lyaskovets–Zlataritsa”
Client: Municipality of Elena

The main activities under the project are as follows:
Analysis of optimized marketing activities with an evaluation of the marketing campaign on the regional tourist product; Monitoring on effectiveness and analysis of the reasons to choose the tourist product and destination; Developing an analysis and measuring satisfaction of the information fares of the regional tourist product; Evaluation of the different information channels; A final report of the conducted marketing research;
The research has been conducted among:
– Visitors at the information fares of the regional tourist product
– Tourists (transit and lodging) who visited the tourist destination Elena – Lyaskovets – Zlataritsa
– Business representatives in the sphere of tourism
Statistical information for 2014 and 2015 by three-month periods.

June 2015

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An Analysis of Market Attitudes on New and Current Clients of BTK Regading the Product “Vivacom Ultra TV” – a TV and multimedia platform via television, computer and mobile devices for Vivacom clients.
Client: Vivacom

The project consists of a qualitative and quantitative part. The qualitative part includes 9 focus groups in Sofia (3), Stara Zagora (3) and Petrich (3). The participants are men and women between the ages of 18 and 50. The qualitative part includes 1 850 adult respondents – 1 200 nationally representative sample and a 650 intensive sample among the urban population. The sample is two-stage with random quota. Method of registration is face-to-face individual interview in the households of respondents.

February – June 2015

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Psychological and Social Genesis on the Triggers of Drug Usage Behavior among Students
Client: National Focal Point on Drugs and Drug Addiction, Sofia

A proportional sample has been used by classes. 1 548 students in grades 9-12 and controlled sample with students of 7-8 grade in Sofia have been surveyed. Method of registration for the individual first-hand information is a face-to-face group anonymous survey.

May 2015

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National Study on the Attitudes and Usage of Psychoactive Substances among Incarcerated Individuals in Bulgaria
Client: National Focal Point on Drugs and Drug Addiction, Sofia
The sample used is proportionally representative and among 3 009 incarcerated/imprisoned individuals. Method of registration for the individual first-hand information is a group survey and an individual interview with those who are illiterate.

May 2015

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Development of the Rating System for Institutions of Higher Education in Bulgaria
Client: Ministry of Education and Science

The project is implemented by the Consortium OSI-MBMD-S. The institute has realized a quantitative study conducted through questionnaires among students (undergraduates in their 2nd to 4th year and Master students) of all professional fields of the universities in the country. The study was conducted in three waves in 2013, 2014 and 2015, with the following volume of samples: 23 219 in 2013, 27 709 in 2014 and 29 227 in 2015. Results can be viewed at: http: / /rsvu.mon.bg

June 2013 – April 2015

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Quality of Life: Assessment of Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults
Client: Acumen Fieldwork
The study includes two stages. The first includes two organized panels (bilingual and lay) to reach the most optimal translation for an international questionnaire to be distributed among patients with the Growth Hormone Deficiency condition. In the second stage, patients with this type of diagnosis were surveyed using the questionnaire.

March – April 2015

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“Marketing study of railway passenger traffic – domestic and international” within the hub of Sofia under the project RAIL4SEE, SEE / C / 0005 / 3.1 / X, funded by the transnational cooperation program “Southeastern Europe 2007-2013”
Client: Bulgarian State Railways

A quantitative study with a sample size of 300 passengers. Of these, 200 are using in-country transportation and 100 are travelling to/from abroad. The information is gathered through questionnaires. The fieldwork was realized on the territory of the Central Railway Station in Sofia and within domestic and international passenger trains.

2014

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Survey on the Implementation of the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance for participating municipalities in the Third Procedure in Awarding the Label of Innovation and Good Governance at the Local Level
Client: Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works

A surbey-based study conducted in the Municipalities of Asenovgrad, Bansko, Berkovitsa, Byala Slatina, Vratsa, Vulchi Dol, Gabrovo, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Dimitrovgrad, Dobrich, Dolna Banya, Knezha, Lesichovo, Lovech, Miziya, Pernik, Petrich, Pomorie, Radomir, Svishtov, Slivnitsa, Sofia, Turgovishte, Troyan and Pavlikeni.
The study is realized through face-to-face interviews in the homes of respondents. The sample size is 3040 adult citizens. For each of the 25 municipalities, a report has been prepared with the summary of the results. It provides a general analysis of the survey results, analysis of the results for the individual municipalities, as well as conclusions about the degree of citizen satisfaction and the prevailing opinion on the implementation of the 12 principles of good democratic governance in the municipalities. Presented to the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.

2014

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Establishing the Impact of Youth Policies on Young People in Bulgaria
Client: Ministry of Youth and Sports

Two independent studies have been conducted within the frame of this project. The first study is nationally representative of young people aged 15-29 and the second is representative of young people in small towns and rural areas. Both studies were realized through face-to-face individual interviews in the households of respondents. Two-stage cluster sampling with probability proportional to the nest size has been used. The sample size is of 1004 youths, while that of young people in smaller towns and rural areas is 836. The results are summarized in an analytical report.

2014

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Study on the Attitudes and Use of Psychoactive Substances among Students from 9th to 12th Grade in the Cities of Haskovo and Yambol
Client: National Focal Point on Drugs and Drug Addiction, Sofia

3 023 children were surveyed (1 516 from Haskovo and 1 507 from Yambol) through a face-to-face group anonymous survey. A proportional sample by school and class based on a list of schools.

2014

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Monitoring the Effectiveness of Marketing Activities “Project:” The Magic of Antiquity and the Beauty of Nature from the Bay of Bourgas to the Strandja Mountains”
Client: Minicipality of Bourgas

The project consists of the realization of the following activities:

Activity 1: Develop a methodology and a system of indicators for monitoring the effectiveness of marketing activities for the project. In this step, the impact of ongoing marketing and promotional activities have been analysed and evaluated.

Activity 2: Understanding the level of awareness and attitudes regarding the proposed regional tourist products (cultural, historical and green “eco” tourism), including travel itineraries and tour packages. The study is realized using two representative samples of 400 potential users (Bulgarian and foreign tourists), as well as journalists and tour operators participating in the tours. The method used is a face-to-face individual interview by random sampling. The questionnaires are available in the Bulgarian, Russian and English languages.

Activity 3: Evaluation and analysis of the effectiveness of advertising and information activities used in the marketing strategy. In this step, the collected data from the surveys have been analyzed along with the monitoring of other effective marketing activities and are used in a quantitative and qualitative analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness according to a system of indicators. The analyses are separate for Bulgarians, foreigners, and journalists and tour operators.

Activity 4: Statistical analysis of the data on tourist flow to the region before and after the implementation of the marketing strategy, which includes the processing and analysis of statistical data on tourism along the Southern region of the Black Sea in comparison to the previous year.

2013 – 2014

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Monitoring the Effectiveness of Marketing Activities under the Project “Establishment of a Regional Tourist Product in the Municipalities of Sofia, Ihtiman and Svogue”
Client: Municipality of Sofia

The purpose of the studies and reports is to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing activities within the project with the aim of making recommendations to ensure sustainability of the project.
In October and December of 2014 within the project frame, two representative studies among adults were conducted consisting of two waves each. The first is among Bulgarians with a sample size of 500 adults each. The second is a representative study among foreigners from Greece, Romania, Germany and the UK with a sample size of 250 people each.
Two questionnaires were prepared – one for the Bulgarian citizens and one for foreign tourists translated into English and German.

2014

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Study under Project “Easy Travel: Solutions for Electronic Mobility Greece-Bulgaria”
Client: Municipality of Bansko

The project “Easy Travel: Solutions for Electronic Mobility Greece-Bulgaria” aims to improve cross-border accessibility between regions by developing a web-based tool that offers services for e-mobility. The contract includes 4 specific functions:

1. A study that analyzes the needs of consumers and collects data. 307 firms have been surveyed. Information is obtained for the trips taking place between Bansko and other regions and cities in Greece involved in the project (Thessaloniki, Kavala, Serres). The information is collected by face-to-face interviews at the place of employment of the respondents.

2. Study on the adoption of electronic services by consumers. The aim is to deliver a summary assessment of future system users and to identify any difficulties and shortcomings in its content. The sample size was 210 companies and the survey was electronic.

3. Researching sustainability and developing a project plan for sustainability and optimal use of the Easy Trip platform. The aim of the study is to identify opportunities and to establish appropriate solutions for better maintenance and further development of the information access platform “Easy Travel”, to establish whether the services and information provided meet the people’s needs and contribute to the implementation of policies for satisfying these public interest needs. The sample volume consists of 101 companies and 101 citizens. An electronic survey was used.

4. Examination of policy development for the Easy Trip platform and developing recommendations to support local policies. The aim of the study is to define indicators which measure the public benefit of the platform. Based on these indicators recommendations are proposed to assist the local market, increase revenue, increase traffic, as well as integrating the system’s services in the overall development policy for each municipality and the corresponding measures for their further development. The volume of the sample consists of 102 firms and 104 citizens. Method of registering information is through the use of online surveys.

All reports are in both Bulgarian and English.

August 2012 – February 2014

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Study under Project “Easy Travel: Solutions for Electronic Mobility Greece-Bulgaria”
Client: Municipality of Krumovgrad

An analogical project with the same tasks as in Bansko (above). The difference is in the sample volumes for the four activities.
1 – 305 firms
2 – 300 firms
3 – 100 firms and 105 citizens
4 – 104 firms and 105 citizens
All reports are in both in Bulgarian and English.

September 2012 – February 2014

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Nationally Representative Study among the Bulgarian Population Aged 20 to 34 Regarding Attitudes and the Use of Psychoactive Substances
Client: National Focal Point on Drugs and Drug Addiction, Sofia

A quantitative study with a volume of 3 000 people. A two-cluster sample has been used. The sample encompasses the whole country and covers 116 towns. The selection of respondents follows a gender and age quota. The method of collecting the information is an individual survey.

2013

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Analysis and Evaluation of the Need for Social Services and the Tendencies and Prospects for their Development in Kostinbrod”
Client: Municipality of Kostinbrod

The study consists of a quantitative and qualitative part. The quantitative study has been conducted among 5 groups of people who receive social services with the following sample characteristics: 100 elderly, 100 disabled, 50 children at risk, 30 victims of violence (women), and 100 people of ethnic minority.
The qualitative study consists of a focus group carried out with representatives of institutions. An analytical report has been presented.

2013

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National Study under Contract №BG051РО00-3.1.07-0053 “Development and Implementation of an Updated Curricula for the Bachelor Degree in the Field of Administration and Management “, according to labor market requirements 2013
Client: University of National and World Economy, Sofia

Face-to-face individual interviews have been conducted with managers of 500 companies in their places of employment. Report with the results of the study has been presented.

2013

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A Public Monitoring Study on the Topic: Tax Adhesion – Insurance Obligations, 2013
Client: National Revenue Agency

The survey is nationally representative among tax payers with a sample size of 1300. The method of realization is a standardized questionnaire or interview. The target groups are ordinary citizens, sole traders, legal persons and the large tax payer group. The results are analyzed and compared to those of 2011 and 2012.

2013

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Developing a Marketing Strategy for Promoting and Ensuring Publicity of the Attractions under Project “Development of a Marketing Strategy for Promotion and Publicity of the Project’s Attractions in Tryavna – The City where Beauty is Born”
Client: Municipality of Tryavna

The aim of the project is to develop a marketing strategy to promote the product “Tryavna – The City where Beauty is Born” The following activities have been realized:

А study оn the attitudes and satisfaction of the visited tourist sites by identifying measures for developing tourism based on a completed analysis of the Municipality of Tryavna’s potential tourism. The survey among tourists has been realized through a face-to-face individual survey before departure from the municipality. It covers two groups of tourists – transit and those lodging on the territory of the municipality. The sample has a volume of 300 tourists – transit 150 and 150 who lodged in the municipality. The selection is done by random sampling.

A comprehensive survey on business tourism in the Municipality of Tryavna that gathers information about tourist infrastructure (hotels, lodges, guest houses, restaurant, capacity, etc.), product offerings and packages and organization (tour operators, information centers, internet presence, etc.). The interviews are conducted in places of employment.

A situation analysis has been prepared outlining tourist resources in the Municipality Tryavna and a comparative analysis on the state of tourism regarding the development of tourism in the municipality in relation to the development of tourism on a national level.

Based on this, a S.W.O.T. analysis has been developed regarding the state of tourism – analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges facing the development of tourism in the Municipality of Tryavna.
At the end, a design marketing strategy has been developed to popularize the product “Tryavna – The City Where Beauty is Born”. A presentation both for employees and the public has been conducted.

2013

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The following studies have been conducted for Association Tundja:

1. “Study on beneficiary attitudes towards the process of implementing the Strategy for Local Development in Order to Improve Operational Performance and Implementation Procedures of the CMP” – A quantitative study with 130 surveys among potential beneficiaries with projects connected with the Local Development Strategy – Municipality of Tundja, representatives of the business and non-profit sector in the municipality, Board and General Assembly members of the LAG (Local Action Group) – Tundja, the Commission project selection members and external experts.
The qualitative study includes 2 focus groups and 4 expert interviews with members of the operating team of LAG – Tundja.

2. “Establishment of a territorial brand” – The quantitative study includes 75 surveys among representatives of the municipality of Tundja and the qualitative study includes 2 focus groups and 6 expert interviews with experts in the field of tourism and branding.

3. “Providing updated information on the local development of LAG – Tundja.” The aim of the study is to make a socio-economic analysis of the development of the municipality of Tundja for the past three years.

4. “Providing updated information on the Local Development Strategy of LAG – Tundja”. Up to date statistical information has been gathered for the past three years and 30 surveys have been conducted among potential beneficiaries.

2012

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Providing data for a digital tourist guide on the project “Integration of a Greek- Bulgarian Tourist Product”
Client: Municipality of Bansko

Comprehensive and current information has been gathered to produce a digital tourist guide for the City of Bansko and its surroundings. The object of the study is the interest of companies in the sphere of tourism to participate in the project “Integration of a Greek-Bulgarian Tourist Product.” The study comprises companies in the sphere of tourism in Bansko and its surroundings. The Collected information is collected from 505 sites. These are: tourist landmarks, tourist attractions, ski slopes, places of transportation (bus stations, airports, ports, railway stations, taxi stands), hospitals, police stations, tourist information centers, banks (including post terminals), pharmacies, hotels, supermarkets, cafes, bars, night clubs, restaurants and others. The information sources are managers and managers of companies related to tourism in Bansko and its surroundings. Method of obtaining the information – telephone interview.

Information about the sites is presented in table format both in Bulgarian and English.

2012

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Further Development and Maintenance of the Rating System for Higher Education Institutions in Bulgaria
Client: Ministry of Education and Sciences

The study was conducted in 51 higher education institutions in Bulgaria. A two- stage cluster sample has been used for the separate professional fields in each higher institution – a total of 52 fields. Surveying was the method of gathering information. 15,361 students have been interviewed in the Bachelor and Master level. The results are published online at: http://rsvu.mon.bg

2011 – 2012

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A Study on the Satisfaction of Administrative Services in the Municipality of Yambol
Client: Municipality of Yambol

A quantitative study with citizens and economic entities. 502 interviews have been conducted with adult citizens of the municipality of Yambol and 200 with economic entities operating on its territory. Presentation of results and an analysis report.

2012

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Attitudes and Awareness among Concerned Parties Regarding CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) with the Inclusion of Enterprises from the Social Economy
Client: Ministry of Labor and Social Policy

The project includes a qualitative and a quantitative study. Two focus groups have been conducted – one expert discussion with representatives of state institutions, NGOs, the scientific community and the media, and one with business representatives. The focus groups aim to provide in-depth views and attitudes of the participants towards CSR.
The quantitative study included 300 interviews with business representatives and 171 representatives of other concerned parties. An analytical report has been prepared.

2012

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A Sociological Study with a Focus on the Opportunities of Social Inclusion for Prisoners
Client: GE “Prisons Production”

Qualitative and quantitative methods have been used for this study. 100 interviews with prisoners due for release in one year, 100 interviews with NGOs concerned with the social inclusion of prisoners and 300 interviews with employers have been conducted. The qualitative method has been used to evaluate the opinions of representatives of the Employment Agency and its employment opportunities. Five in-depth interviews have been conducted with experts working on programs for the social adaptation of inmates. An analytical report has been developed.

2012

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Developing Methods for the Social Inclusion of Prisoners
Client: GE “Prisons Production”

Based on identified problems and barriers to the social inclusion of prisoners and its opportunities through innovative training, indicators were drawn to monitor the outcomes of trainings and outline the best practices.
2012
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Determining the effects of youth policies on young people in Bulgaria
Client: Ministry of Education, Science and Youth

The project aims to maintain an updated database on the state of youth in regard to the main points of the National Youth Strategy 2010-2020.
Two separate studies have been conducted in July and August. The first is nationally representative of young people aged 15-34 and the second is representative of young people in small towns and rural areas. Both studies were realized through face-to-face individual interviews at the respondents’ homes. The sample size in the national representative study is 1 766 and that of young people in small towns and rural areas is 1 007. An analytical report has been prepared.

2012

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Trans-border Cooperation Romania-Bulgaria 2007-2013 under the European Funded Operate Program
Client: Metro Media Transylvania

The project aims to determine the development of attitudes and awareness of the public and the beneficiaries of cross-border cooperation between Romania and Bulgaria. Quantitative and qualitative studies have been performed in the regions covered by the program. Nine focus groups have been conducted altogether in Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Pleven, Veliko Turnovo, Ruse, Razgrad, Silistra and Dobrich and 600 face-to-face interviews with people between the ages of 18 and 60 with media representatives, beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of the program. The study is accompanied by an analytical report.

2011

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Client Satisfaction and Attitudes towards Dalkia Group’s New Services
Client: Dalkia – Varna

The study was conducted in Varna.

Qualitative part:
– Central heating clients – 201
– Former central heating clients – 404
– Potential central heating clients – 451
– 25-45 years of age (potential central heating clients) – 108

Qualitative part: 3 focus groups – one for each group of representatives
Method of sampling:
– Current and former clients – list provided by Dalkia
– Potential clients – required to live in the vicinity of the central heating pipeline

Method of registering information:
Quantitative – face-to-face standardized interview in respondents’ households
Qualitative – focus groups

2011

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Survey and Analysis on Client Satisfaction
Client: EVN Bulgaria Electricity

The project is of quantitative nature and was realized in 2011. Customer satisfaction in segments of individual customers, small, medium and large businesses and municipalities in the territory of EVN Bulgaria Electricity. 10 726 interviews with individual customers, 1 307 with small businesses, 762 with large businesses and 86 municipalities have been conducted.

The method of registering information is by telephone interview (6 975) and face-to-face standardized interview (5 906) in the households and workplaces of respondents. The project results are presented both in the Bulgarian and German languages.

2011

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Public Attitudes of Bulgarian Citizens towards Deinstitutionalization of Children with Disabilities
Client: State Agency for Child Protection

Quantitative part: face-to-face standardized interview (people over the age of 18 and teachers), survey (students); Random quota sample by sex, age, education and city.
– 600 adults: 300 parents with children under the age of 18 and 300 citizens between the ages of 19 and 25
– 301 teachers from 5th to 12th grade
– 178 students from 5th to 8th grade and 125 students from 9th to 12th grade

Qualitative part: 2 focus groups
– One FG with specialists who work directly with children – people working with disabled children in institutions and homes, psychologists, medical personnel, teachers, etc.
– Experts from NGOs and the Department of Child Protection

2011

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Evaluation of the Social Service “Independent Life Assistant (ILA)”
Client: Municipality of Sofia

The project includes both a quantitative and qualitative part with 504 people who use the service.

There were three focus groups – one with specialists from BSU (ten participants – representatives of all territorial structures), one with ILA assistants (8 participants) and one with NGO representatives of people with disabilities (9 participants).

Twelve in-depth interviews have been realized – two with the vice mayor and head of social activities in the municipality of Sofia, five with ILA assistants and five with parents of children who use AIL. An analytical report has been prepared.

2011

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Attitudes towards Design Changes for Eva Slims Packaging
Client: Bulgartabac Holding

The project consists of a qualitative and quantitative part:

The qualitative part includes 12 discussions with women – 6 who are loyal to the brand Eva Slims and 6 who consider the brand to be their second choice. The discussions have taken part in Sofia (4), Plovdiv (2), Veliko Turnovo (2), Bourgas (2), Rousse (2) among 114 smokers, of which 58 are loyal smokers and 56 who consider the brand as their second choice.

The quantitative study has been conducted in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Bourgas, Rousse, Veliko Turnovo, Shumen and Montana with 570 loyal smokers and 340 smokers whose second choice is Eva Slims.

2011

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Presidential and Local Elections 2011

The following types of studies have been realized:

1. Research of the Exit Poll type forecasting the results for the election of head of state in 150 specially selected (typologic – stochastic selection) voting stations with national representation.

2. Prediction of the local elections outcome has been made on a national level. It presents the relationship of political forces at the national level and measures the type and nature of political change in relation to the previous parliamentary vote in 2009 and local elections in 2007. It has been realized with a nationally representative sample of 150 nests covering the territory.

3. Exit Poll and estimation for predicting mayor votes and city councilors in the cities of Pleven, Montana, Veliko Turnovo with 45 voting stations for each city, 135 stations in total.

4. Method of estimation based on the actual counting of casted ballots regarding choice for head of state and in 150 stations across the country.

5. Method of estimation based on the actual counting of casted ballots regarding choice for city councils in 150 stations across the country.

Parallel studies have been carried out for the second round of elections in Pleven, Veliko Turnovo and Haskovo. The number of voting stations in total for each round is 285.
Nationally representative surveys for the presidential election for the first round are characterized by a sample volume of 10 733 respondents and for the second round by 10 461.
Regional studies have a sample size of 10 800 respondents for each round.

2011

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Researching the Image of the American University in Bulgaria
Client: AUBG Blagoevgrad

The project includes a quantitative and qualitative part. The quantitative nationally representative study has a sample size of 1200 respondents over the age of 18. There have been two representative studies with parents and secondary school students (potential students) with a sample size of 500 respondents each. The qualitative study includes eight focus groups – 4 with parents and 4 with students. An analytical report has been prepared.

February – April 2010

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Sociological Study on the Awareness of Citizens, Employer Organizations, Trade Unions, the Public Sector, Civil Society Structures and Employment Agency Employees – Central and Regional Level on the Degree of Transparency and Publicity of the National Employment Agency’s Activities
Client: National Employment Agency

The qualitative research involves the conducting of 4 focus groups – with employees of the Employment Agency, with clients seeking employment through the Labour Office, employers, representatives of NGOs and journalists. An analytical report has been prepared.

The quantitative survey has been conducted among employees of NEA, state employees, customers of NEA, employers and unions, and adult citizens of the country.

Survey among clients of NEA. The sample size is 808 clients. The sample has been stratified by region and method of recording information is face-to-face individual interview in the Labor Office.

Survey among NEA employees. The sample includes 402 employees and has been stratified by levels of government and departments of the Agency. An anonymous survey has been used.

Survey among public sector workers. The sample size is 402 representatives of the public administration – anonymous questionnaire.

Survey among employers. It covers 404 employers by face-to-face individual interview in the place of employment of the respondents.

The study on the public opinion is a sample size of 2 211 people, of which 1 031 adult citizens of the country, 203 adult citizens of Roma ethnicity, 213 adult citizens of Turkish ethnicity, 191 adult citizens with disabilities, 250 adult citizens who are economically disadvantaged and 322 adult citizens who are unemployed for the past year. An analytical report has been prepared.

2009 – 2010

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Monitoring the National Program “Inclusion of Compulsory School Age Pupils” Module: Ensuring breakfast/fruits/drinks/dairy products to Pupils in 1st to 4th Grade. 3-year duration of study – 2007, 2008 and 2009
Client: Ministry of Education, Science and Youth

The survey has been conducted based on 4 types of independent nationally representative sub-samples:
– Parents of school age children – grades 1-4 and children of preparatory groups and kindergartens – 500 individual interviews conducted in respondents’ homes.
– 1-4 grade pupils and children from preparatory groups and kindergartens – 500 individual interviews conducted in respondents’ homes.
– 1-4 grade teachers and of preparatory groups and kindergartens – 500 individual interviews conducted in the place of employment of the respondents.
– Directors of primary and secondary schools from 1-4 grade and kindergartens – face-to-face individual survey conducted in the places of employment of respondents – 240 surveys.

An analytical report has been developed.

December 2009 – January 2010

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ARCHIVE: Significant Projects in the Period 1998-2009

PERIOD PROJECTS
July 2009 – August 2010 Conducting Marketing Research and Developing a Web-based Platform for the Rating System of Higher Education Institutions Bulgaria – Ministry of Education and Science
June – September 2009 Client Satisfaction from the Services of EVNEVN Bulgaria
June – July 2009 Nationally Representative Study “Stereotypes and Prejudice in Preparatory and Primary Education under the Indicators Gender, Disability, Ethnicity and Religion” – Commission for Protection from Discrimination
June – July 2009 National Sociological Study on Attitudes towards Discrimination among Refugees, Immigrants and Foreigners in the Sphere of Employment, Education, Access to Goods and Services – Commission for Protection from Discrimination
June – August 2009 Sociological Study for the Psychic Health of Citizens – Municipality of Sofia
May – September 2009 Marketing Studies on ELI LILLY Pharmaceutical Products ELI LILLY /SUISSE
February – August 2009 Research and Analysis of the Level of Publicity and Awareness of Citizens and People with Reduced Vision on the Functions, Competency and Work of Regional Administrations and City Councils – Regional Administration Blagoevgrad
December 2008 – March 2009 Marketing Study among Foreign and Bulgarian Tourists, Winter 2008-2009 – State Agency for Tourism
December 2008 Study on the Use of Psychoactive Substances in the Bulgarian Society – National Centre for Drug Addictions 
December 2008 Monitoring the National Program “Inclusion of Compulsory School Age Pupils” Module: Ensuring breakfast/fruits/drinks/dairy products – Ministry of Education and Science  
December 2008 National Study under the Campaign of the Ministry of Finance and the National Revenue Agency – Why Do We Pay Taxes? Ministry of Finance
December 2008 Study on Permanent and Temporary Residence in the City of Sofia – Municipality of Sofia
November 2008 Public Attitudes towards the Creation of a New TV Show – Teleman
November 2008 Study on the Bulgarian Market for the Creation of a Center for Tourism Training and Management – Andersen Capital
November 2008 The Market of Optical Sunglasses in the Cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Bourgas, Rousse, Stara Zagora, Pleven and Veliko Turnovo – Leonardo
September 2008 Analysis and Evaluation on the Needs for Social Services and Perspectives for their Development in the Municipality of Varna – Municipality of Varna
September – October 2008 The Cigarette Market in Bulgaria Association for Cigarette Manufacturers and Traders in Bulgaria
August 2008 Evaluation of the Fair „BITE EXPO 2008”

Bulgarreklama Agency

June – July 2008 Public Attitudes towards Matriculation Exams in the 2007-2008 School Year – Ministry of Education and Science
June – July 2008 Study on Customer Satisfaction of EVN Bulgaria EP of Those Who Use Electricity and have a Thermal Energy Contract with Central Heating Plovdiv – EVN Bulgaria
Маy – June 2008 Sociological Study on the Level of Awareness and Information Needs of the Target Groups of the Operational Program “Technical Assistance” and an Analysis of the Data Obtained – Ministry of Finance
Маy – June 2008 Socio-economic , Demographic and Political Perspectives in the Municipality of Smolyan – Municipality of Smolyan
Маy – June 2008 The Use of Psychoactive Substances among Students in 7th through 12th grade in Sofia ” – Municipality of Sofia
May 2008 Therapeutic Habits of Patients / Pharmacists in (selecting) the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction Pfizer Luxembourg Sarl
April 2008 Evaluation of the Exhibition “Bulmedica / Buldental 2008” – Bulgarreklama Agency
April – December 2008  Mysterious Client Evaluation on the Chevrolet and Opel BrandsSmart Research International Kft.
March 2008 Evaluation of Exhebition “Technomebel 2008” – Bulgarreklama Agency
March – May 2008 Socio-economic Development of the Municipality of Smolyan (situation, trends and perspectives) – Municipality of Smolyan
March 2008 Qualitative Research on the Cigarette Brand “Victory Exclusive” – Bulgartabac Holding
March 2008 Evaluation of the Exhibition “Bulgarian Building Week 2008″ – Bulgarreklama Agency
February 2008 Attitudes towards the TV Show “Iskreno i Lichno (True and Personal)” – Bulgarreklama Agency
February 2008 Expansion of the Sales Network in Petrich and Public Opinion About It – BONIMA Ltd.
February 2008 Problems of Intellectual Property in Bulgaria – VIPART Ltd.
January 2008 Attitude, Purchase Decisions and Basic Requirements for a New Luxury District “Veliko Turnovo Hills” – Veliko Turnovo Development Corp. and the Municipality of Veliko Turnovo
November – December 2007 Monitoring the Module “Providing Breakfast and Milk (every student in grades 1-4 and children in preparatory groups and classes)Ministry of Education and Science
September – November 2007 Public Attitudes towards Matriculation Exams in the 2007-2008 School Year – Ministry of Education and Science
October – December 2007 Evaluation of the Cadastre Project and Property Register – Cadastre Agency
June – September 2007 Customer Satisfaction of EVN Services – EVN
July – October 2007 Attitudes towards the Functioning of the National Hotline for Children and Child Violence – UNICEF
May – October 2007 Popularity of the US Development Agency in Bulgaria – USAID
May – October 2007 The Cigarette Market in BulgariaMMI Ukraine
May – June 2007 Customer Satisfaction of the Brand “Bosch” – GFK
June – August 2007 Local Elections 2007
February, May, November 2007; June 2008 Sociological Study on the Level of Awareness and Information Needs of the Target Groups of the OP “Technical Assistance” – Ministry of Finance and PR and Media
January 2007 Public Attitudes in Plovdiv towards the Problems of the District “Stolipinovo” – Icon Communications Group
October 2006 – June 2007 Development of a public relations strategy and public opinion research on the construction of the NRDRW – State Enterprise “Radioactive Waste”
September – December 2006 Exploring the Social Profile of Young People in the Municipality of Varna and their Expectations to Meet their Housing Needs – Municipality of Varna
September – December 2006 Researching Housing Needs of Certain Social Layers, Groups, Income Categories of Citizens of the Municipality of Varna – Municipality of Varna
July – September 2006 Clarifying the Reasons for Dropping out of Primary, Elementary and Secondary Education and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Programs by the Ministry of Education to Enhance Motivation for Going to School – Ministry of Education and Science
July 2006 Popularity of Deutsche Welle Radio in the City of Sofia – Deutsche Welle Radio
June – July 2006 Customer Service Evaluation Using the Mystery Shopper MethodBritish Center
June 2006 Study of TV Audience of Programs Broadcasted by RTVC Plovdiv, RTVC Rouse, RTVC Varna, RTVC Blagoevgrad – Bulgarian National Television
April 2006 Attitudes of Farm Producers to Register at the Paying Agency – State Fund “Agriculture”
February – June 2006 Welfare Reform for Children in Bulgaria in Regards to the Development of Alternative Services for Children and Families Based in the Community – Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
January 2006 Research on the Market and Prestige of the Brand “Maestro” and the Effect of the Advertising and Distribution Campaign – Devnya Cement
December 2005 – January 2006 Examination of Public Administration Employees with a View on the Forthcoming Modernization and a Comparative Analysis of Developments in the Past Five Years in Bulgaria – Ministry of State Administration and Administrative Reform
November 2005 Viewer Attitudes towards the Evening News and Rating of the Program “Calendar” – Nova TV
November 2005 Viewer Attitudes and Ratings of Nova TV’s Morning Show “Hello, Bulgaria” – Nova TV
November – December 2005 Practices of NGO Management in Bulgaria Bulgarian Center for Non-Profit Law, partner of BoardSource Washington
August – September 2005 The Building Materials Market and the Position of the Trademark “Maestro” – Devnya Cement Ltd.
January – June 2005 Parliamentary Elections 2005 – national and regional research
December 2004 – January 2005 Social Attitudes towards NHIF and its Drug PolicyNational Health Insurance Fund
December 2004 – February 2005 Improving the Coverage and Effectiveness of Social Assistance Programs and the Development of Alternatives to Institutionalization Services for Child Welfare. Qualitative Assessment of the Effect of the Recent Changes in Social Assistance – World Bank
November 2004 A Study of the Price – Quality Relationship of Services Provided to Children in Institutions and Community-Based Services– State Agency for Child Protection
September 2004  – January 2005 Project to Carry Out Regular Studies and Analyses of Public Opinion on Issues Concerning EU Accession of Bulgaria and Public Presentation of the ResultsMinistry of Foreign Affairs
July – August  2004 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Civil Society Organizations – USAID
March – April 2004 Study on Tourist Flow “Winter 2004”Ministry of Economy
March 2004 Problems in Agricultural Land Management – Fairplay INTERNATIONAL
January – April 2004 The Effect of Pilot Projects for the Integration of Disadvantaged Children – Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
November 2003 – January 2004 Public Opinion on Drugs and the their PreventionDutch Government
September 2003 – February 2004 Opportunities for Job Creation through Business SupportJOBS UNDP
September 2003 Study of the Socio-Political Situation in the Municipality of Elena – Municipality of Elena
August 2003 – January 2004 Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Bulgaria – UNDP
April – November 2003 Local Elections 2003 – 48 qualitative and quantitative researches
April 2003 Testing Slogans for PR Campaign on “Increasing the Welfare of Children in Bulgaria – Agency “Yanev & Yanev” and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
March – July 2003 Tax Reform and Behavior of Taxpayers in BulgariaChief Revenue Agency
December 2002 – January 2003 Information Technology – International Project SIBIS
December 2002 – January 2003 Vocational Guidance as a Service System of the National Employment Agency and its Information-Methodical Insurance – National Employment Agency
October – December  2002 Abiding Labor LawsWorking Conditions Fund and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
September 2002 The Effect of Temporary Employment Program for the Long-Term Unemployed – Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
September 2002 From Social Assistance to Social Employment – Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
August – October 2002 Attitudes, Motives and Incentives for Pension and Evaluation of its Current State in Groups of Employers, Working Age People and Self-Insured Who Are Not Included in the Categories of Employers – USAID Program SARA and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
May – June 2002 Evaluation of the Image of the Pharmaceutical Company “GlaxoSmithKline” – Glaxo & SmithKline
May – June 2002 Public Attitudes towards a Guarantee in Bank Deposits Fund – Bulgarian Deposit Insurance Fund
April – May 2002 Health Care Problems in Bulgaria – Ministry of Health
December 2001 – March 2002 Opinion Poll on Child Welfare Reform – Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
November 2001 Response to Television Advertisements for the Shops “Germanos” – Germanos
July 2001 Testing the Services, Materials and Advertising Campaign of Nexcom – Nexcom
May – July 2001 Study of Public and Charitable Attitudes and Actions towards the Bulgarian Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
March 2001 Opportunities to Increase Sales of the Newspaper “Democracy” – Democracy Foundation
December 2000 – January 2001 Violence at Sports EventsState Agency for Youth and Sports
November 2000 Study on Bulgarian State EmployeesWorld Bank
October 2000 Public Attitudes towards Professional Participation of Bulgarian Women in the Military – Ministry of Defense
October 2000 Public Popularity of “Open Society Foundations – Open Society Foundations
June 2000 MICROSOFT Popularity in Bulgaria
June 2000 Freedom of Speech and Press – Bulgarian Media Coalition
February  – March 2000 Attitudes towards Problems of Gender Inequality in BulgariaWAD Foundation
February 2000 Evaluation of Advertising Strategy and Materials at the Plovdiv Fair – Plovdiv Fair
1999 –  June 2000 Public Opinion about the Privatization Process – Agency for Privatization and the Council of Ministers
September – October 1999 Attitudes of Bulgarian Citizens towards Health Reform – Council of Ministers
May 1999 Opportunities to Implement  a New Daily Newspaper on the Market
February – March 1999 Sexual and Reproductive Health Culture among Young People in Bulgaria – UNDP
February – March 1999 Readiness for Mutual Social Assistance among the Various Socio-Demographic Groups of the Population – Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
February – April 1999 Attitudes of the Bulgarian Society towards Problems in Education – Open Society Foundations
January 1999 Usage of Central Heating at Home and Attitudes of Users to Change Thermal Energy Reporting Practices – Ministry of Energy
January 1999 Public Perception of the Denomination of the Lev Currency – Bulgarian National Bank
June – July 1998 Bulgarian Attitudes towards Economic Reform Ministry of Economy