International Scientific Conference “The Black Sea – Doors and Bridges“

International Scientific Conference

“The Black Sea – Doors and Bridges“

Under the patronage of the European Commissioner for environment, oceans and fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius

10-11 June 2022

Burgas Free University

Burgas, Bulgaria

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Burgas Free University is organising the International Scientific Conference ‘The Black Sea – Doors and Bridges“. Four years ago, Burgas was nominated as the European Maritime Capital of 2018 and BFU hosted the annual high-level forum of the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission - the European Maritime Day.

In the period 7-10 June 2022  Burgas Free University will host the General Assembly of the most comprehensive, large-scale EU project for research and innovation in the Black Sea region, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme – “Developing Optimal and Open Research Support for the Black Sea (DOORS)“. Right after the official forum and as a fist side event, Burgas Free University (BFU) is honoured to launch the International Scientific Conference ‘The Black Sea – Doors and Bridges“. It will be held on June 10 and 11, 2022 and in its focus will be the economic, regulatory, technological and societal aspects of the development of the maritime and the water spaces.

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Adrian Stănică, Coordinator of the comprehensive project “Developing Optimal and Open Research Support for the Black Sea (DOORS)”.

 

Organizational Committee of the Conference:

  • Chairman: Prof. Petko Chobanov, PhD
  • Deputy Chairman: Prof. Milen Baltov, PhD

Members:

  • Prof. Mariya Aleksieva, PhD
  • Prof. D. Sc. Mariya Neykova
  • Prof. Radostin Dolchinkov, PhD
  • Prof. Mariya Neycheva, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Mihail Prodanov, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Atanas Luizov, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Slavka Dimitrova, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Zornitsa Ganeva, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Kamen Seymenliyski, PhD

Conference Scientific Council:

  • Prof. Petko Chobanov, PhD
  • Prof. Milen Baltov, PhD
  • Prof. Mariya Aleksieva, PhD
  • Prof. Radostin Dolchinkov, PhD
  • Prof. D. Sc. Mariya Neykova
  • Prof. D. Sc. Galya Hristozova
  • Prof. Mariya Neycheva, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Mihail Prodanov, PhD

 

Thematic fields:

  • Innovation and Investment in the Black Sea region
  • The challenges to the infrastructural and regional development in the Black Sea area
  • The development of tourism and marketing solutions for the marine and river areas
  • Solutions in psychology, social work and pedagogy, stimulated by the topics of water, the coastal areas and the nature-friendly life models
  • Legal and administrative aspects related to maritime zones and regulations
  • Technical and transport solutions related to the areas of water
  • Information technologies and the use of alternative source for the Blue Growth

Working languages of the Conference: Bulgarian, English and Russian

Registration

Important deadlines:

  • Registration and abstract submission (for participating with paper or a case) – May 15, 2022.
  • Early bird conference fee transfer deadline – May 10, 2022
  • Conference fee transfer deadline – May 25, 2022
  • Submission of full paper or case deadline – June 05, 2022

Registration:

 Registration for the Conference can be done only electronically through the registration form available at the Conference link visible on the web page of Burgas Free University HERE! . The Submission of an abstract in English (for participating with paper or a case) is obligatory to complete the registration. Abstracts shall not exceed 50-100 words. The confirmation for registration will be sent within 1 week after registration to the e-mail address indicated by the participant.

All papers submitted should be typed in Times New Roman (10 point) with single-spacing and should not exceed 8 pages (5 000 words) MS Word documents. The author(s), institution and email of the author(s) should be clearly stated on the first page. The submission of papers (cases) to be published and all inquiries are to be sent to conf@bfu.bg only. All the papers and cases will be published in the Conference proceedings and sent to the addresses indicated after the end of the conference.

Before the Conference, round tables and workshops on the use of the EU funds in the present Programme period will be held and the General Assembly of the most comprehensive, large-scale  project under Horizon 2020 - “DOORS” will take place.

 

Beginning of the registration for the participants at the venue: June 10, 2022 at 9:30 h

Opening the Conference: June 10, 2022 at 10:30 h

 

Participation fees:

The participation fee is EUR 90, to be transferred to the bank account of BFU:

 IBAN:

 BG53BUIN78551480025826 - EUR

BG50BUIN78551080025816 - BGN

BIC/SWIFT Code: BUINBGSF, Allianz Bank Bulgaria, BSU, reason: participation at the conference; with the names of the participant and the institution. The invoices will be delivered on the registration day of the Conference or if requested in advance - up to 2 days after the request.

Payment by credit card is possible HERE!

BFU offers the following discounts:

  • For the early bird conference fee transfer (transferred until May 10, 2022) – 20% discount of the fees;
  • For the regular fees paid (until May 25, 2022), for additional co-author of the same paper –an extra 20% discount per each additional co-author over the regular fee;
  • For the regular fees paid (until May 25, 2022), for including an additional paper of the participant –an extra 20% discount per each additional paper over the regular fee.