International Scientific Events

Education, Research & Development

8th International Conference
4–8 September 2017
Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria

Organized by

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • Science & Education Foundation, Bulgaria
  • New Education Foundation, Poland
  • Al–Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
  • VUZF University, Bulgaria
  • Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan
  • Research Tomsk Agricultural Institute, Russia
  • Department of Engineering and Computer Graphics, ITMO University, Russia


Knowledge and Innovation: A Primary Factor for Productivity and Economic Growth

  • Innovative approaches to knowledge management
  • Flexible approaches to knowledge management
  • Peer–to–peer knowledge management
  • Organisational creativity & idea generation
  • Public sector innovation and policy
  • Educating the next generation of innovators
  • Culture and team management in innovation
  • Legal Framework in Knowledge Management
  • Education in market economy; Competitive education
  • The role of education in creating information society and technologies
  • Еducation and research, demographic processes and labour market
  • Equal access and wider participation in education
  • Government regulation and legislation
  • Structure, management and funding
  • Intellectual property in education and research

E–Learning and Virtual Innovations

  • E–learning: projects and results
  • E–learning: pedagogical strategies and tactics
  • Developing e–learning methods for specific fields
  • Online laboratories and classrooms
  • Virtual universities
  • Electronic library: information and search technologies
  • Electronic journals and books: projects and prospects

Higher Education: Globalisation and Internationalisation

  • Higher and further education: new challenges
  • Academic experiences and best practice contributions
  • Quality processes at national and international level
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Exchange programmes for students and university staff
  • Higher education and the Bologna Process
  • Application of the European system for accumulation and transfer of credits (ECTS)
  • Erasmus Programme: implementation and results at universities
  • The internationalisation of universities
  • Research and educational networks
  • International projects and innovations
  • Linking universities and the industry: partnerships, programmes, expertise
  • Assessment of students knowledge and skills

Scientific Research: Results and Perspectives

  • Scientific research centres: achievements and new ideas
  • Researching technologies in education
  • International research cooperation
  • Research on various aspects of the innovative society
  • Research methodologies
  • Academic research projects
  • Interconnection between education and research
  • University/Industry/Government: collaborative partnership in research

Socialisation of Youth in Contemporary Society

  • Humanising education
  • Creative activities
  • Continuity in education
  • Arts in education
  • Teacher training in a multicultural environment
  • Intercultural communication; The system of values in the dialogue of cultures

Education, Individual and Society

  • Pedagogy and methodology of education
  • Psychological and pedagogical content of educational activities
  • Integration of cross–cultural studies in the curriculum
  • General and vocational education
  • Pre–school education
  • Extra–curricular and out–of–school activities
  • Lifelong learning
  • Alternative education
  • Education of children and pupils with special educational requirements
  • Personnel, scientific, information and library services
  • Quality of teaching, training programs and аssessment

Note: Papers on other relevant topics are welcome too.

Participation and registration

Types of presentations
You can have up to two presentations, in one of the following ways:

  • Oral presentation (talk). Your presentation should be approx. 10 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers. Presenters can use a PC and a multimedia projector. The presentations must be compatible with PowerPoint 2010, stored on a CD, DVD or USB memory stick and brought on the day of the presentation.
  • Poster presentation. A poster session lasts 1 hour. Poster size — 80x90 cm (32x36 inch).
  • Online presentation. For those of you, who can not attend in person. Online participants receive their certificate and conference program via email.

The official language is English.

During the registration, each participant will receive a name badge and a conference program. You may also be asked for identification documents. Access to the conference room is available only to registered participants and their accompanying persons. The registration desk is also a good place to learn more about our social program.

Some highlights from last years

  • Mission international: challenges of the certification of HEIs’ internationalisation strategies
    Stefan Handke
    ACQUIN, Germany

  • Developing a conceptual model for understanding international students’ engagement
    Aneta Hayes
    Keele University, United Kingdom

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  • Motivating tomorrow’s engineers
    Peter Willmot
    Loughborough University, United Kingdom

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  • Student teachers learning to think, know, feel and act like a teacher
    Steven Sexton
    University of Otago, New Zealand

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  • A polyphonic reanalysis instrument for understanding school cultures
    Dan Roger Sträng
    Østfold University College, Norway

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  • A skills and training needs analysis for solar photovoltaics
    Gavin Harper
    Glyndwr University, United Kingdom

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In 2015 we had participants from 32 countries, including Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.


Educational Alternatives (ISSN 1314-7277)

All the papers, regardless of the presentation type, will be published in a relevant journal of International Scientific Publications. Each paper is peer–reviewed by two anonymous, independent reviewers. The official language is English.

This journal is indexed by Russian Science Citation Index, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) Scholar, Google Scholar, Polish Scholarly Bibliography.

Formatting requirements

Papers have to be minimum 7 and maximum 20 pages long. The publication of any paper over 20 pages long is to be negotiated with the publisher. An author can have no more than two papers published in the same volume.

Papers that do not comply with the requirements will not be published.

Important dates and deadlines

Event Registration Opening Venue
Agriculture & Food 05–06 PM, 20 June
09–10 AM, 21 June
10 AM, 21 June 20–24 June 2017
Hotel Royal Castle
Ecology & Safety 05–06 PM, 23 June
09–10 AM, 24 June
10 AM, 24 June 23–27 June 2017
Hotel Royal Castle
Materials, Methods & Technologies 05–06 PM, 26 June
09–10 AM, 27 June
10 AM, 27 June 26–30 June 2017
Hotel Royal Castle
Economy & Business 05–06 PM, 1 September
09–10 AM, 2 September
10 AM, 2 September 1–5 September 2017
Hotel Royal Castle
Education, Research & Development 05–06 PM, 4 September
09–10 AM, 5 September
10 AM, 5 September 4–8 September 2017
Hotel Royal Castle
Language, Individual & Society 05–06 PM, 7 September
09–10 AM, 8 September
10 AM, 8 September 7–11 September 2017
Hotel Royal Castle
Agriculture & Food  /  Ecology & Safety  /  Materials, Methods & Technologies
31 January 2017 Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
28 February 2017 Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
31 March 2017 Final paper submission deadline.
Economy & Business  /  Education, Research & Development  /  Language, Individual & Society
28 February 2017 Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
31 March 2017 Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
30 April 2017 Final paper submission deadline.
Conference Program
Day 1 Late registration
Day 2 Early registration; Welcome speech; Plenary talk; Talk session #1; Poster session #1; Talk session #2
Day 3 Talk session #3; Poster session #2; Talk session #4; Awarding certificates
Day 4 Social program
Day 5 Closing
Detailed program will be sent to the participants at later stage.

Participation fee and payment

The participation fee is paid only when the registration is approved.

Standard participation fee 240 €
Special participation fee for participants in last year’s conference 210 €
Special participation fee for full–time PhD students
Post–graduate students, working at universities or other establishments, or students taking distance learning, correspondence or other similar courses, are not eligible.
180 €
Fee for all participants who have missed the payment deadline 300 €
Additional fee for a second paper presented 120 €
Accompanying person
Accompanying persons do not pay participation fees. Each participant, except PhD students, can take ONE accompanying person to the conference. Accompanying persons (whether they are co–authors) are not qualified as participants. They do not receive materials from the event.
0 €

All prices are in Euro and include VAT.

The presentation of other people’s papers is not allowed without a cogent reason and prior assent of the organising committee.

The participation fee includes:

  • Certificate for participation
  • Admission to all sessions of the conference
  • The presentation of a paper either as a talk (10 minutes for presentation and another 5 minutes for discussion) or as a poster (up to 80x90 cm)
  • Publication of a paper up to 20 pages long in the relevant journal of International Scientific Publications
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • Coffee breaks

Participation fees are transferred to the account, given in the notification email, sent to the participant by the organising committee. All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants. Please inform your bank about this when ordering the transfer. Payment on site is not allowed.

Invoices will be sent via email as a PDF attachment. In order to receive an invoice on behalf of a company or organisation you must state this in the registration form. If the bank transfer is ordered by a natural person, it is not possible an invoice to a company or organisation to be issued afterwards.


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Bulgaria is located in Southeastern Europe, in the northeast part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is an European, Balkan, Black Sea and Danube country. This geographical location places it on a crossroad between Europe, Asia and Africa. The country’s favorable climate and natural attractions provide the basis for the development of its 142 resorts, 26 of which are marine resorts, 56 — mountain resorts and 58 — balneological resorts, not including the numerous balneological and spa centers. There are international airports in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas. Direct charter flights are available to the Black Sea airports in Varna and Burgas during the summer season.

Elenite is a vacation complex, situated by the sea shore, in the southern slope of the easternmost Balkan Mountain. The resort is located in a beautiful bay in close proximity to Cape Emine, 4.5 kilometers from Sveti Vlas and 8.5 kilometers from Sunny Beach. The international airport of Burgas is only 40 km away from Elenite. The complex is designed so its exposition is entirely southern. It consists of villas and hotels, situated among the fresh greenery of the Balkan mountain and it offers its guests peace and luxury, combined with beautiful nature and fresh air.

Hotel Royal Castle is a design, five star hotel with stunning sea view, located in Elenite Holiday Village. Several restaurants, various bars, indoor and outdoor pools, gym and SPA center are available to the guests as well. The conference room has a capacity of 300 people and is equipped with air conditioning, sound system and multimedia projector.

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The conferences we organize are held in Elenite Holiday Village, in the conference room of hotel Royal Castle. A list of hotels, (located nearby the conference hall) and offering preferential rates for our participants, can be found below. To book, please contact us via email.

Early booking is highly recommended. Please inform us if you are going to organize your stay individually.

Hotel Prices Website
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