On the 6th day the participants visited the exhibition center Oreshak and the Troyan Monastery. At the National Exhibition of Crafts and Arts in Oreshak they learned more about the local crafts and the work of the center with regards to preserving the traditions and working with the locals and the youth.
At the closing session of UNESCO Summer University was discussed the future perspectives of BR Central Balkan07/27/2019
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.
The day was very important because of the closing event, where the participant should have summarized and present their ideas, suggestions and recommendations for the successful management of BR Central Balkan in front of the deputy mayor Bistra Cholakova, representatives of local institutions, business, media and local people from the region of Troyan Municipality.
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.
University of Forestry, Sofia (UFS) and Faculty of Forestry (FFS) are organizing a scientific conference entitled ”Forestry: Bridge to the Future”. The Conference will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the period May 06-09, 2020 (https://conf2020.forestry-ideas.info, firstname.lastname@example.org)more»
On the third day of UNESCO Summer University - Sustainable Agriculture, Local Products and Business at Central Balkan Biosphere reserve07/24/2019
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.
Second day of UNESCO Summer University was devoted to sustainable tourism and management of biosphere reserves07/23/2019
The second day was focused on Sustainable Tourism and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and was full of beautiful views, delicious products and interesting lectures.
The first day of UNESCO Summer University dedicated to biosphere reserves was filled with many emotions and interesting meetings for the participants from 15 countries around the world.
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.
On 13th of May from 15:30 to 17 EEST (4:30 - 16:00 CET) starts the international webinars under "Future environmentalists" Programs. The first iя about the Biosphere reserves as a tool for sustainable development. The webinar will be held in zoom platform and is free of charge. Follow the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/7824218253more»