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Software Engineering Institute (SEI) & CERT Division of SEI

ESI CEE is Partner of SEI, authorized to deliver official SEI services from the Team Software Process (TSP) / Personal Software Process (PSP) and Resilience Management Model (CERT-RMM) product suites.

SEI is a U.S. research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering.

CMMI Institute

ESI CEE is Partner of the CMMI Institute, authorized to deliver official services of the CMMI Institute from the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) product suite.

The CMMI Institute, based in Pittsburgh is the home of the CMMI, a performance improvement framework that guides organizations in software and systems development, acquisition, and service delivery to create high-performance cultures.

Carnegie Mellon Institute for Software Research (ISR-CMU)

ESI CEE is collaborating with ISR-CMU, housed in the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science (SCS-CMU), especially in the field of software design and architectures. Our partnership has been part of the Software Engineering Management Program with leading Bulgarian universities, coordinated by ESI CEE.

Contact Point for e-Competence Framework (e-CF) in Eastern Europe

ESI CEE offers e-CF based services such as: mapping ICT related university curricula to e-CF and elaborating proposals for changes in ICT related university curricula according e-CF references; mapping ICT related lifelong learning vocational training curricula to e-CF; creating tools for bi-directional mapping and evaluation.

e-skills EC initiatives

The CEN Workshop on ICT Skills is a network of experts representing the ICT industry, academic institutions, vocational Training organisations, ICT professional associations, social Partners and Research institutions. The Workshop aims to promote excellence in the ICT sector and strengthen the ICT Profession through the creation of relevant supporting standards that can be applied through Europe and around the world.

e-skills EC initiatives

ESI CEE is part of the multi-partnership consortium, under the umbrella of European Commission, that is building an ecosystem supporting quality development of e-leadership skills, in response to the inadequacies in the skills market flagged by stakeholders across the EU.


European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO)

ESI CEE is part of the Reference Group for ICT service activities in ESCO. Reference Groups develop the contents of the ESCO classification and are the most important contributors to the revision of ESCO. They are responsible for cross-sector skills and competences, cross-sector qualifications and other cross-sector aspects.

Bulgarian Institute for Standardization (BDS)

As member of BDS, through our experts ESI CEE participate in BDS/TC 57 Information and Communication Technologies and CEN/TC 428 Professions for Information and Communication Technology.

BDS is the national executive body for standardization in the Republic of Bulgaria. BDS develops, accepts and approves Bulgarian standards, participates in the work of international and European organizations for standardization.

Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM)

One of the founders of ESI CEE, BASSCOM has ever been our reliable and preferred partner for increasing the competitiveness of the ICT industry in Bulgaria and the region and supporting the development of Information Society and competitive Knowledge Economy.

BASSCOM is the industry association of leading Bulgarian software development companies.

Foundation Bulgarian Cluster for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT Cluster)

Long-term partner in activities and projects aiming at ICT SME growth and development, building competitiveness and creation of new business opportunities.

ICT Cluster is a cluster initiative supporting emergence and development of clusters in the filed of ICT in Bulgaria, recognized as one of the core centers of cluster knowledge in Bulgaria. It is a member of several European cluster platforms and networks.

ICT - European Software Institute Division (ICT-ESI)

One of the founders of ESI CEE (as European Software Institute (ESI), we have collaborated closely with ICT-ESI in the development and maintenance of the ITMark methodology and certification scheme for SMEs.

National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET)

ESI CEE is partner of NAVET is the efforts to assuring and maintaining quality in the vocational education and training of young people and adults according to the labor market needs and the development of the Bulgarian economy competitiveness, supporting the implementation of coordinated policies for lifelong learning, continuing vocational training and introducing successful European practices, and development of State Educational Requirements (standards) for acquiring qualifications.

Start It Smart

Start It Smart is an entrepreneurship organization created to spread and develop the entrepreneurial way of thinking, while supporting young people to start their own business.

Autism Association

Autism Association was founded in May 2003 by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders as a non-profit organization for the public benefit. Its main goals are to: protect the social and civil rights of children and young people with special needs (generalized disorder of psychological development and autistic spectrum disorders) and their families; help overcome the social exclusion and support the effective social integration of such children and young people.

Academic partners

ESI CEE works closely with leading Bulgarian universities and institutes on a number of trails, among which: 8 academic partners were involved in the first two stages of the Software Engineering Management Program (SEMP), with ongoing academic courses in FMI-Sofia University, New Bulgarian University, and Plovdiv University; closely collaborated with New Bulgarian University and Varna Free University in the LEAD - e-Leadership Skills: for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises project.

Balkanski-Panitza Institute for Advances Study (BPIAS)

ESI CEE has been partnering with BPIAS mainly in two directions – the organization of the annual International Summer School in Cryptography and Cyber Resilience CryptoBG in Oriahovitza, Bulgaria, and the organization and delivery of Lecture Series (a cycle of lectures aiming to present to the wide audience leading researchers from Bulgaria and abroad who work in various academic fields (humanitarian and social sciences, science, engineering).

World Summit Awards

The World Summit Award (WSA) is the global is a global competition demonstrating the local diversity and rich creativity of ICT use.

ESI CEE is organizing the national pre-selections of the World Summit Award (WSA) and World Summit Award Mobile (WSA-mobile) for Bulgaria. The WSA National Contest Bulgaria is aiming to:

• Inspire innovation and creativity on a local level;
• Select exceptional content to present Bulgaria on a global scale;
• Create a network of passionate experts on a relentless search for outstanding digital content;
• Promote the WSA and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals;

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