The Public Policy Institute was established in 2012 as a project of its founder Zdravko Popov. The Institute has the status of a private, non-governmental organization operating under the legal form of a foundation. It is registered under the Bulgarian Law of Non-profit Organizations. Managing bodies of the Institute are the Chairman and the Board of Directors. An International Advisory Board is formed as a consultative body of the Institute. All the functions and activities are described in the Constitutional Act of the Institute.