The Bulgarian Institute for Legal Initiatives (BILI) was founded in 2006 as a foundation designated in public interest. The Institute is an independent and non-partisan organization developing policies, monitoring and analysis with a focus on the reform in the judiciary and the establishment of a more transparent, accountable and predictable governance.
Key part of our enterprise is the maintenance of an active NGO network that concentrates mutual efforts and resources in the area of justice, affects the general public and influences the development of the democratic processes in the state.
BILI has initiated a number of positions, public declarations and statements related to key issues of public interest. One of our leading principles is the affirmation that tangible and sustainable results may be achieved through a consequent and structured partnership with state institutions.
In 2012 BILI was awarded with the Golden Key Prize by the Access to Public Information Program for its active work in judicial reform development in Bulgaria. Two years later, one of our flagship projects (Transparent Judicial Appointments Initiative) was noted in the GRECO report (the part describing the situation in Bulgaria) as the only good practice against corruption. Our research and analysis are repeatedly cited in the European Commission reports on Bulgaria's progress under the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification.
The high-qualified experts of the Institute participate in programs and projects promoting regional and international cooperation and are motivated to share their skills and experience with other countries aspiring to achieve sustainable reforms.
Large part of our work has always been oriented towards educating people and other legal professionals about the necessity to have a judicial system which is transparent, predictable and reliable. BILI is leading various activities related to the institutional reform process in Bulgaria. Information about these projects and methodologies are also available in our specialized web platforms Judicialprofiles.bg and Appointmentsboard.bg.
It is our profound belief that when we dare to seek knowledge, we lay the grounds of a true social change.