At the closing session of UNESCO Summer University was discussed the future perspectives of BR Central Balkan

On 26th of July from 5 p.m. at the Cultural Information Centre in Troyan the closing session of the UNESCO MaB Summer University was held. The event was opened with greetings from the Deputy Mayor of Troyan Municipality Bistra Cholakova. Mrs Cholakova talked abou the history of Troyan Municipality and demonstrated the long-term connection between the preserved nature, crafts and ancient Bulgarian traditions in the region. She underlined that the essency of biosphere reserves is in the successful combination of these elements and that is why she is very proud that Troyan Municipality is one of the hosts of the UNESCO Summer University.

Day 4 of UNESCO Summer University we learned more about branding and marketing of BRs

The 4th day started a little different from the previous days as the group divided in two. While ones learned what it is to fly in a tandem paraglider flight at lift Sopot, others preferred to visit “Damascena” Complex in Skobelevo village and to hear more about rose oil production and rose picking, which are spreading the glory of Bulgaria all over the world for almost 3 centuries already.

On the third day of UNESCO Summer University - Sustainable Agriculture, Local Products and Business at Central Balkan Biosphere reserve

With a bit of a misty morning, the third day surprised the participants with slight rain and amazing breakfast prepared by Lift Sopot. After having some homemade mozzarella from the farm, everyone joined the tour around the Lift and the nearby pool and was given the chance to learn more about Gelato and Latte, Lift Sopot and Rozino Organic Farm and their business model.

UNESCO Summer University will start on 21st of July

Less than few days to the beginning of UNESCO Summer University. This is an International initiative of the Regional Bureau for Europe, based in Venice (BRESCHE). It was started four years ago and aims to attract and train young specialists from all over the world on topics related to the development of biosphere reserves. Bulgaria is a host for the first year of the event and activities will be performed in the southern and northern part of Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve.