EURO-ATTITUDES OF THE BULGARIAN CITIZENS OF VELIKO TURNOVO REGION–A DECADE OF HOPE-AN ANALYSIS OF SOCIOLOGICAL SURVEYS 1997–2009
EURO-ATTITUDES OF THE BULGARIAN CITIZENS OF VELIKO TURNOVO REGION–A DECADE OF HOPE-AN ANALYSIS OF SOCIOLOGICAL SURVEYS 1997–2009 In: REVISTA UNIVERSITARA; DE SOCIOLOGIE, Year VIII, no. 1/2011, Asociatia Profesionala; "Sociologia Militans"- ISSN: 1841-6578 [ Indexed in: Index Copennicus, GESIS, Genamics JounalSeek, WorldCat, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialfoschung, NewJour-Georgetown Library]
The articles discusses the attitudes of the Bulgarian citizens of Veliko Turnovo region in the period 1997-2009, based on data from representative sociological surveys of Demoscop agency. An analysis is made of the trends in the developments of public opinion on fundamental European values, the place of Europe as a whole in the geopolitical orientation of the citizens, the knowledge of the European institutions - both Council of Europe and European Union, as NATO as well. The period includes the actual accession of the country to the EU and NATO, clearly outlines the trends in the attitudes and the expectations from the EU membership, and allows drawing out the citizens' first evaluations of the EU membership.
Council of Europe, European Union, expectations, Euro - orientation, fundamental values