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Student competition “My Digital Bulgaria”

International Round Table “Digital and Sustainable Bulgaria: The Small Ones in Focus, 20.09.2021

The National Representative Employers’ Organization Union for Private Economic Enterprise organizes under the patronage of Mrs. Maria Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Student Competition “MY DIGITAL BULGARIA!”.

The competition will highlight and encourage visionaries and entrepreneurs among Bulgarian students and will offer solutions to a number of socio-economic challenges facing Bulgarian society to achieve sustainable digitalization.

Our goal is to integrate the bottom-up decision-making model by hearing the voice of young and enterprising Bulgarian students. The best reports will be used for policy-making in the field of digitalisation.

Eligibility criteria:

The competition is open to Bulgarian students who are studying at a university in Bulgaria or abroad and are up to 27 years old.

Sample topics:

☑️ Use of artificial intelligence and big data to reduce CO2 in cities;

☑️ Cybersecurity as a public good;

☑️ Digitization and critical thinking;

☑️ Precision agriculture;

☑️ Online safety for children, etc.

Terms of Reference :

Describe your vision for sustainable digitalization of the Bulgarian society, business or community. The segmentation of the subject of research can be up to a level at your discretion. The description should not exceed 3 standard pages.

Each report should start with a vision of the desired state of a clearly defined entity in Bulgaria (state, government body, community, business industry, etc.), and end with 3 specific policy recommendations that will lead to the implementation of this vision.

Recommended analysis structure:

  1. Introduction – defining a subject, problem and desired state (vision);
  2. Stakeholder analysis;
  3. Resource analysis, potential solutions and impact assessment;
  4. Recommendations.

Краен срок: 

The deadline for submitting student reports / analyzes is 21.11.2021. Reports / analyzes submitted after this date will not be considered by the jury.

How to apply:

Send your reports / analyzes with which you are applying to the competition to the e-mail of the Union for Business Initiative as follows: office@ssibg.org and s.plamenov@ssibg.org .

Please accompany the e-mail with the subject: “Student competition of UPEE” My Digital Bulgaria “” and contain the following information:

  • Three names;
  • University in Bulgaria or abroad where you study;
  • Specialty and training course;
  • Name of the report / analysis you are applying for.

Please request confirmation of receipt of your application.

How to determine the winners :

The winners of the competition will be determined by a pre-approved criteria matrix by a jury with high expertise.
For more information and questions about the competition you can contact Mr. Svetlin Iliev, e-mail: s.plamenov@ssibg.org , tel .: 0899 015 999.