On November 10, 2019, one of the hills along the road to the Serbian village of Lipovac dawned with hundreds of sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) saplings. Fifty Serbian and Bulgarian youths readily participated in the Afforestation campaign, which took place on November 8th-10th, 2019, as part of the implementation of the activities for the project “For Everyone Saved a Tree” (FOREST). The event was attended by representatives of the coordination teams of the three partner organisations: Youth movement for development of the rural areas in Bulgaria (YMDRAB), Society Innovation Center, NIIT and the Forest Research Institute, BAS. For the purpose of the training, the Leading and the Serbian partner ensured the participation of three Bulgarian and three Serbian foresters and two experts youth workers. The representative of SmartXMedia, contractor under №1-FOREST/27.09.2019 ‘Development of FOREST project’s electronic Joint Database and Website was invited by the Forest Research Institute to train and assist young people in publishing their photos and texts on the program website and in the Joint Database ( 

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Seminar “Awareness raising and willingness for cooperation of young people for forest protection” under the project “For everyone saved a tree (FOREST)”

International seminar “Awareness raising and willingness for cooperation of young people for forest protection” under the project “For everyone saved a tree (FOREST)” was held on October 4, 2019 in the town of Niš, Republic of Serbia. Forest Research Institute – BAS participated in the event as a project partner together with the Youth Rural Development Movement in Bulgaria (Botevgrad) and the NIIT Society Inovation Center (Niš, Serbia). Read More…

Open Doors Day

На On September 30, 2019, the Forest Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is organizing Open Doors Day under the motto “BAS presents its institutes” and “150 years since the founding of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences”.

На The event features short film screenings about present environmental concerns, forests and related scientific projects with the participation of the Institute. The labs will be open throughout the day and colleagues will prepare interesting demonstrations, experiments and analyses. The Forest Research Institute has a vast park area and arboretum where an open lesson/presentation are planned.

На Part of the program is the presentation of a Proceeding papers dedicated to “150 years since the foundation of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences” and “80 years since the birth of Art. Cor. Boyan Rosnev. “

The official start of the program is at 10:00 am and the Open Doors Day will continue until 4:00 pm.

We will be pleased to welcome you at the building of the Forest Research Institute – BAS. Address: 132, St. Kliment Ohridski Blvd.