The Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (ISSK-BAS) hosted an international scientific workshop for the 8th wave (2018-2019) of SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. The Bulgarian team coordinating SHARE is led by Dr. Ekaterina Markova and includes Dr. Gabriela Yordanova, Assoc.Prof. Vasil Kirov and Diana Nenkova. The meeting (25-27 September 2017) was opened by the Scientific Coordinator Prof. Dr. Axel Börsch-Supan, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. Prof. Rumyana Stoilova, Director of ISSK-BAS presented the NEGOTIATE project to 100 scientists from Europe and Israel that took part in the meeting.
The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 120,000 individuals aged 50 or older (more than 297,000 interviews). SHARE covers 27 European countries and Israel. Bulgaria was included for the first time in Wave 7.