Education About Standardization in the Context of Sustainable Development

  • Elka VasilevaEmail author
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


In this chapter, education about standardization will be examined chronologically to the development of Bulgaria: from the socialist era, during the transition period to the present day market economy, at the beginning of the 21st century with the necessary discourses on sustainable development. Education about standardization in the socialist period of mandatory application of state standards in the economy as well as the role of the European standards in the transition period from centralized and planned economy to market economy is critically analysed. The unique manifestation of nostalgia for the “mandatory standards” of food quality on the Bulgarian market is explored in the light of the significant knowledge deficit on standards and standardization affecting all stakeholders along the value chain (consumers, manufacturers, traders, state institutions, educational institutions, sectoral and consumer organizations, etc.). On this basis, successful national practices for education about standardization are presented within the framework of university education in the country.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of National and World EconomySofiaBulgaria

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