in research, analysis, and the systematic evaluation, the center facilitates effective decision-making in the fields of defense and security through active participation and creation of relevant programs

It coordinates interactions

between the academy and the labs of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with state structures in security, defense, and crisis management. Additionally, it fosters bilateral and multilateral cooperation within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union, as well as with other international organizations

Organizing the execution

of joint projects and specific tasks for researching, building, and improving the capabilities of Bulgarian structures for crisis management, security, and defense through the conduct of applied and experimental scientific research activities within the institutes and laboratories of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). 


изследванията, анализите и създаването на систематизирана оценка, въз основа на която е възможно ефективно и ефикасно вземане на решение в областта на сигурността и отбраната чрез участието в разработването на националните програми в тези сфери


взаимодействието на институтите и лабораториите на БАН с държавните структури в сферата на сигурността, отбраната и управлението на кризи, както и двустранно и многостранно сътрудничество в рамките на НАТО и Европейския съюз и други международни организации в тези сфери


изпълненото на съвместни проекти и конкретни задачи за изследване, изграждане и усъвършенстване на способностите на българските структури за управление на кризи, сигурност и отбрана чрез провеждането на приложна и експериментална научно-изследователска дейност в рамките на институтите и лабораториите на БАН

Our focus


The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) is the leading national institute in fundamental and applied research, technological development, experimentation, and the scientific support of security and defense policy formation and planning.

Established in 2002, the Center for National Security and Defense Research (CNSDR) has the main strategic goal of supporting, coordinating and organizing research in the field of security and defense within the BAS by developing cooperation with relevant state institutions in the national security system.

The CNSDR activity is concentrated on providing information to other BAS institutes, labs, research groups and individual scientists about the needs and programs of potential users, as well as the possibilities for bilateral and multilateral cooperation within NATO and the European Union.

Operational activities

Expert and scientific activity in the field of European security and defense policy, protection of critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, etc.

Consultative organs

Participation in advisory bodies and expert groups for various state institutes: the Parliament, the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Education and Science, and the Ministry of Economy and Industry.

National programs

Participation in national scientific programs in the field of national security and defense.

International projects

Participation in international projects related to scientific forecasting in the field of national security and crisis management.

Scientific conferences

Conducting research, information and expert activities. Participation in scientific conferences and seminars.


assists, coordinates, and organizes research in the security and defense of the country

Our role is to protect the national interests and promote security and stability worldwide.

Our mission

is to be a connecting link between BAS and state institutes for the development of research in the field of national security and defense in Bulgaria.

Our vision

is that science is an irreplaceable part of developing effective defense capabilities. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as a leading scientific organization in Bulgaria, plays a significant role in moderating the Bulgarian army, security services and the national crisis management system through its expertise in various fields of theoretical and applied scientific activity.

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