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UNESCO Summer University in Bulgaria from 21 to 28 of July

Between July 21st-July 28th Bulgaria was hosting the UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MaB) Summer University on Biosphere Reserves for the first time. For a period of one week, 35 young professionals from 15 countries from around the world had the chance to experience the beauty of Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve, learn more about Biosphere Reserves (BR) and exchange their experiences and knowledge related to the promotion of the region and the MaB programme. At the end of the event, the trainees presented their recommendations about future projects and joint initiatives related to promotion of local products, engaging young people in BRs, education for sustainable development and joint projects for promotion of the MaB program.
Main organiser of the UNESCO Summer University is Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation with the support of: the Central Balkan Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO Regional Bureau of Science and Culture in Europe, Ministry of Environment and Water of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development, UNESCO Chair and Network on Sustainable Development Management and Education in the Mediterranean of the University of Athens, Karlovo Municipality, Troyan Municipality, Permanent Representation of UNESCO and other partners such as Chateau Copsa, Rozino Organic Farm and Gelatto and Latte, Lift Sopot, Restaurant Casa Art, National Exhibition of Crafts and Arts in Oreshak, “Edinenie” (Unity) project and Cosmos restaurant.
All presentations, as well as the results of the group work are available on the Bulgarian Biodiversity Programme on this link: