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International cooperation2018-05-09T17:18:08+00:00

International cooperation

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences performs a significant part of the international scientific cooperation of the country. The Academy has maintained traditional ties with foreign scientific and educational organizations for many years and implements an active policy aimed at international scientific partnership.

The Department of International Relations, established in 1957, fulfills the administrative functions required for diverse international activities of the Academy which also include the coordination of national programs and projects involving some of the Bulgarian universities. The tasks of the Department consist in supporting international scientific cooperation and expanding the prospectives for research of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences through the realization of opportunities for joint work of Bulgarian and foreign scientists.

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences conducts scientific research in accordance with universal values, national traditions and interests. It participates in the development of world science and helps to multiply the spiritual and material wealth of the nation.

International programs

Programs that have ended

  • 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of EU (FP7)

  • 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of EU (FP6)

  • 5th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of EU (FP5)

  • Participation of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in building the European Research Area

Bilateral cooperation and exchange agreements

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has concluded over 45 bilateral agreements under the equivalent-free-exchange mechanism with international scientific organizations.

The administrative support to the agreements is carried out by the General Academic Administration of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences through the Department of International Relations.

Membership in international organizations

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, directly or through its units, is a representative of Bulgaria in intergovernmental organizations which bring together politicians, researchers and public figures working to solve global problems.
The Academy is a member of a number of non-governmental organizations
focused on specific research areas that unite leading science centers around the world .

Administrative services

Department of International Relations

The International Relations Department, established in 1957, fulfills the administrative functions required for many diverse international activities of the Academy which also include the coordination of national programs and of programs and projects involving some of the Bulgarian universities. The tasks of the Department consist in supporting international scientific cooperation and expanding the research prospectives of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences through the realization of opportunities for joint work of Bulgarian and foreign scientists.

In the day-to-day work of the Department, the exchange of research visits under bilateral agreements of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (the number of which exceeds 45), the administrative support for the Academy’s participation in the framework programs of the European Union as well as activities providing the membership of BAS in international organizations prevail.

The International Relations Department disseminates information among BAS units on the deadlines for submitting projects, opportunities for specialization abroad, international scientific prizes, opportunities for young scientists to participate in conferences abroad and others. The department also performs activities related to the provision of funds for business trips abroad and the reception of foreign scientists in Bulgaria, with the provision of visas, accommodation and transport. It  takes part in the organization of conferences, lectures, award ceremonies, presentations and others.

International Relations Staff

Veneta NIKOLOVA, Head of Department
Russia, Erasmus Students’ mobility
Phone: (+359 2) 979 52 30
Fax: (+359 2) 986 25 23; (+359 2) 988 04 48
E-mail: veneta@cu.bas.bg

Tomina GALIBOVA, Chief Expert
ERASMUS coordinator – staff mobility, incoming mobility, agreements with Programme countries
Poland, Sweden, UK, USA, Turkey
EEA grants – Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Phone: (+359 2) 979 5387
E-mail:tominaglb@cu.bas.bg

Nikola JABLIANOV, Chief Expert
Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, China
Phone: (+359 2) 986 23 97
E-mail: kolio@cu.bas.bg

Antoaneta MATEEVA, Chief Expert
International organizations and European programmes, India
Marie Sklodowska-Curie National Contact Point, FP Horizon 2020, EURAXESS LoCP
Phone: (+359 2) 979 5235
E-mail: mateeva@cu.bas.bg

Gabriella TCHOUPRENSKA, Senior Expert
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Armenia, International organizations and European programmes, Scientific Diaspora club coordinator
Marie Sklodowska-Curie National Contact Point, FP Horizon 2020, EURAXESS LoCP
Phone: (+359 2) 979 5241
E-mail: tchouprenska@cu.bas.bg

Plamen STEFANOV, Senior Expert
Phone: (+359 2) 979 5238
E-mail: stefanov@cu.bas.bg

Svetla STOYCHEVA, Junior Expert
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium – WBI, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Mongolia
Phone: (+359 2) 979 5236
E-mail: stoycheva@cu.bas.bg

Eleonora MILANOVA, Junior Expert
Belgium – FWO, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Egypt, Israel, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova