The international conference “Forests Without Borders”

The international conference on 95 years of Forest Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences took place in the period 19-21 October 2023 at the Grand Hotel Astoria. The conference was held around the theme “Forests Without Borders” and brought together leading scientists, researchers and international experts who shared the latest research, programs and policies in the field of forestry, ecology and ecosystem services.

Downlaod Book of abstracts here ( PDF 5 MB )

At the official opening, the heads of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Forestry Executive Agency, the Forestry University, the Nikola Pushkarov Institute of Soil Science, Agrotechnologies and Plant Protection, the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, etc., gave greetings. Congratulatory addresses were also received from the Scientific Secretary of the Department “Biodiversity, Bioresources and Ecology” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Space Research and Technologies – BAS, Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy – BAS, Agricultural University, Vitosha Nature Park Directorate, South Central State Enterprise, Smolyan, Rila National Park Directorate.

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Subject: Invitation to Workshop on Applying the Forest Carbon Sink Optimization (FOX) Model for Bulgaria

Dear colleagues,

Forest Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria and REKK Foundation are delighted to invite you for an upcoming workshop focused on presenting the work on “Applying the Forest Carbon Sink Optimization (FOX) Model for Bulgaria.” The workshop aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including scientists, government officials, NGOs, and experts, to discuss and showcase the potential and impact of the FOX Model in the context of Bulgaria.

The workshop and the research project were funded by the European Climate Foundation (Grant Agreement # G-2301-65492)

Date: 05.10.2023, Thursday

Time: 10 a.m. EEST

Location: Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 132, “St. Kliment Ohridski” Blvd.1756 Sofia, room “acad. Boris Stefanov”

Online: click MS Teams link here

The agenda of the workshop is enclosed to this invitation.

We believe your expertise and insights would be fruitful in enriching the discussion and guiding the successful application of the FOX Model in Bulgaria.

We look forward to meeting you either online or in person at this workshop.

Sincerely yours,

Lora Stoeva

Researcher at Forest Research Institute – BAS


Workshop Agenda – PDF (136 KB)

Lecture “Youth helping nature” presented by an expert of Forest Research Institute – BAS under the project “FOREST”, program INTERREG-IPA CBC Bulgaria – Serbia 2014-2020

On May 10, 2023 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Plamen Glogov from the Forest Research Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presented a lecture on the topic “Youth helping nature” in “Dobri Chintulov-1935” Community Centre. The lecture is a continuation of the activities implemented under the project “For everyone saved a tree” (FOREST) carried out in the period 2019-2021. The project is co-financed by the European Union through the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Interreg-IPA Bulgaria – Serbia 2014-2020. The purpose of the lecture was to familiarize the local community and in particular the youth with the following topics:

  • Implementation of a Long-term strategy for engaging young people in the implementation of activities related to nature protection.
  • Demonstration of the Joint Database (for free uploading by young nature lovers of materials (photos, etc.) of plants, animals, fungi and habitats) created under the FOREST project.

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria-Serbia Programme, CCI No 2014TC16I5CB007. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Forest Research Institute – BAS and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the Managing Authority of the Programme.


The Final Conference and Training Workshop was held on 21-22.05.2022 in Hotel Terra Complex – Razlog under the Project “Capacity Building for the Sustainable Use of Ecosystem Services by Local Communities in Mountain Regions” (CAPLOCOM)

Project is funded by: Interreg – IPA CBC 2014-2020, between R. Bulgaria and R. N. Macedonia, contract number: RD-02-29-68/05.03.2021

Leading Partner: Local Agency for Economic Development, Razlog

Partners: Ecological Society Zdravec 2002, Makedonska Kamenica and Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences