Contact details of the institutions hosting the BHO
Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, Scientific Research Department
125 Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd., Bl. 2, fl. 3, 1113 Sofia
Phone: +359 2 971 35 09, fax: + 359 2 971 35 43
URL website: www.uni-sofia.bg
URL national EURAXESS portal: www.euraxess.bg
Institute of Technology and Development Foundation (ITD)
New Bulgarian University
Sofia Universiy “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Scientific Research Department (SU-NIS), Institute of Technology and Development Foundation (ITD) and New Bulgarian University (NBU) host the BHOs. All the rest are LoCPs.
EURAXESS Local Contact Points
The Bulgarian network includes LoCPs at the St. Cyril and St. Methodius International Foundation, Technical University-Varna, University of Rousse ‘Angel Kanchev’, Trakia University and University of Plovdiv.
Structure of the national network
The BHO at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski “is the first Bulgarian university, established on January 1, 1889. Throughout its more than hundred years of history Sofia University has been and continues to be a national center for higher education and research with fundamental and applied nature.
The BHO at Institute of Technology and Development (ITD) Foundation is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization motivated by the challenge to support the development of innovative ideas and technology transfer.
The BHO at New Bulgarian University is the first private university in Bulgaria and the BHO there is responsible for working with the private universities in Bulgaria.
Bulgarian network of mobility of researchers, includes 12 local contact persons (LoCP) serving researchers in the country: in Sofia – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Technical University of Sofia (TU), and State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (SULSIT), in Ruse – Ruse University “Angel Kanchev”, in Varna – Technical University , in Stara Zagora – Trakia University, DITT, in Plodiv – University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”. In Blagoevgrad – South-West University “Neofit Rilski” (SWU). LoCPs ensure comprehensive and up-to-date information and personalized services to the mobile researchers and their families and to the Bulgarian scientists as well. The LoCP at University of National and World Economy in Sofia works on national level and provides the researchers and organizations with specialized information related to intellectual property.
The LoCP at St. Cyril and St. Methodius International Foundation serves current and future researchers in the largest Bulgarian foundation which pursues objectives beneficial to society like:
- developing and enhancing exchange in culture, art, science, education and professional training;
- assistance to research in education, professional training, science and culture;
- assistance to education, professional training and the creative development of talented children and capable young people;
- Charity targeting young people, etc.
The LoCP at ICT Cluster is unique and the only one at the moment based in the private organization working with highly qualified specialists in ICT sector.
The LoCP gives consultation and advices to Bulgarian and foreign researchers and young people served by the foundation.
|Full-time equivalent staff:||Number of persons:|
|BHO: 2||BHO: 8|
|LoCP: 30%||LoCP:(persons in charge): 12|
Declaration of Commitment (DoC)
All members in the network have signed the DoC.
National funding of the EURAXESS Services Network
EURAXESS operates with no direct funding from the Bulgarian government.
Target groups of the Bridgehead Organisation
- European Commission
- national Authorities
- research institutes and researchers
- other networks
- administrative staff
Target groups of the Local Contact Points
Relationship and communication between the BHO, the Steering Group for Human Resources and Mobility for Researchers (SG HRM), the National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Programme Committee
Two main BHOs – Sofia University and ITD are in constant communication with the SGHRM BG member, the ITD Chair often participates in the SHRM meetings replacing the Ministry representative, part of BHO staff are NCPs and respectively the communication and connections are regular and very good.