Sofia, BulgariaDISES International Round Table | June 25 - 30, 2017
Sofia 2017 DISES Roundtable
June 25th-30th, 2017
Including All Children in a Changing World
FACTS ABOUT BULGARIA AND SOFIA
- With its roots dating back some 1,300 years, Bulgaria is a country both rich in tradition and ripe with opportunity.
- The country is one of the Eastern European states which has undergone continuous political changes during the last 20 years and since the beginning of 2007 is a full member of the European Union.
- The intensive process of privatisation and the influx of foreign investments in Bulgaria have made it one of the fast developing economies in Eastern Europe.
- Politically, Bulgaria is rated as a stable democracy. The Cabinet (Council of Ministers) are nominated by the Prime Minister and elected by the National Assembly.
- Bulgaria simply resembles a continent in miniature because of its very varied relief and miraculous working of nature where measure is paramount. Eye-catching mountain lakes, sunny beaches, gorgeous rose valleys, curative hot springs and deep chilly caves coexist in harmony.
- The natural charms of Bulgaria are becoming better known as increasing numbers of tourists visit and enjoy the great range of outstanding beauty to be found here. Bulgaria boasts a wealth of natural charms which provide a solid base for its expanding tourist industry.
Sofia is a city that grows but never ages. Founded over 7000 years ago, Bulgaria’s modern capital testifies to the country’s eternal bond between past and present. Monuments to its rich Thracian, Roman, Bulgar and Ottoman history rub shoulders with modern-day edifices of cosmopolitan city life. Over 250 historic landmarks and architectural monuments blend in with the city’s modern skyline.