The European Institute Foundation (EI) is an independent policy centre that was founded in 1999. Since its creation the Institute has become one of the leading Bulgarian independent policy and research centres dealing with matters related to European integration. In the past several years, the European Institute gained considerable project related experience in topics dealing with migration, trafficking in human beings, online radicalisation and police cooperation. The projects in these areas have been implemented through partnership with national and European governmental and non-governmental institutions, as well as with international organisations. In particular, the Institute has been working actively with the Ministry of Interior and a network of Law Enforcement Agencies.