"The Future of Bulgaria"


The Future of Bulgaria


 “The Future of Bulgaria” offers a series of public lectures, conferences and workshops, designed to provide an intellectually stimulating space for constructive discussions on key topics concerning the domestic and foreign policies of Bulgaria. It brings together influential professionals from various fields, civil society, academia, business, and the general public, allowing open dialogue on the future development of our country.


The venture was launched as a joint project of Future Workshop Bulgaria and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in 2011, with a discussion led by Mr. Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria. In 2012 the Atlantic Club in Bulgaria also joined the initiative. This commenced a new series of lectures, where foreign diplomats presented their vision for future relations between Bulgaria and their respective countries. Since 2014, these events have been organized in partnership with Varna Municipality as public lectures in the “Plenary Hall” of the municipality building in Varna. 



List of Lectors 



Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

H.E. Detlef Lingemann, German Ambassador to Bulgaria

Mr. Peter Stoyanov - President of Bulgara (1997 - 2002)



H.E. Süleyman Gökçe, Ambassador of Turkey to Bulgaria

H.E. Jonathan Allen, Ambassador of the UK to Bulgaria

H.E. Andras Klein, Ambassador of Hungary to Bulgaria



H.E. Matthias Höpfner, Ambassador of Germany to Bulgaria

Mr. Mustafa Yurdakul, Deputy Chief of the Turkish Embassy in Sofia

Mr. Maxim Alyoshin, General Consul of the Russian Federation in Varna.



Dr. Solomon Passy – President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

Kristalina Georgieva – European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources

Mr. Boyko Borisov – Prime Minister of Bulgaria

Dr. Marco Arndt – Head of the office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Sofia.