On the occasion of 24 May in the European Parliament BAS and European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will present an exhibition on Paisius of Hilendar and the book “Bulgarian Alphabets”

The European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel met on 30 March at BAS with the President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of BAS.

The meeting was attended by the Vice President of the Academy Corr. Mem. Stefan Hadjitodorov, the Chief Scientific Secretary Prof. Neli Koseva and the Scientific Secretary of division “Cultural and Historical Heritage and National Identity” Assoc. Prof. Elka Traykova.

Prof. Revalski introduced European Commissioner Gabriel with the structure of BAS and the main scientific areas of work. The projects of the Academy and the participation of the scientists in the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes were presented by prof. Prof. Neli Koseva. She emphasized that for the last three years the institutes of BAS have been working on 62 projects in the Horizon 2020 FP, with the funds attracted amounting to 11.3 million euros. For the period 2021-2023, BAS has been participating with 27 projects in the Horizon Europe FP, with a budget of €7.5 million. Prof. Koseva presented the participation in the Framework Programmes by divisions, in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the Erasmus Programme, the Academy’s bilateral international cooperation and current national projects.

On the occasion of May 24th in the European Parliament in Brussels, with the assistance of European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, BAS will present an exhibition on the work of St. Paisius of Hilendar and the collection “Bulgarian Alphabets”. The book substantiates the Bulgarian contribution to the spiritual development of all Slavs and to European civilization.

The exhibition has been prepared by the Central Library of BAS on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Paisius of Hilendar and 260 years since the creation of  “Slavonic-Bulgarian History”.