Eighth International Conference

with Youth Scientific Session

3-6 October 2024, Velingrad, Bulgaria


Space Research and Technology Institute - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Bulgarian Astronautical Society
EVRIKA Foundation

Program Committee

Chairman: Prof. Alexander Alexandrov, Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)

Vice-Chairmen: Prof. Hristo Najdenski, Corresponding Member of BAS, Prof. Plamen Angelov

Members:  Prof. Alexander Sadovski (Bulgaria), Prof. Christophe Lasseur (France), Prof. Dimitar Tonev,
Prof. Dimitre Karamanev
(Canada), Prof. Georgi Jelev, Prof. Haoping Wang (China),
Prof. Nicolai Christov
(France), Prof. Olexandr Tashyrev (Ukraine), Prof. Viacheslav Ilyin (Russia).

Organizing Committee

Chairman: Prof. Hristo Najdenski

Vice-Chairman: Dr. Ivan Simeonov

Members: Prof. Pavlinka Dolashka, Prof. Venko Bechkov, Prof. Ignat Ignatov,
Assoc. Prof.  Simeon Bogdanov, Assoc. Prof. Maya Zaharieva, Assist. Prof. Venelin Hubenov,
Assist. Prof. Milen Chanev, Assist. Prof. Yana Gocheva, Assist. Prof. Mila Kaleva.

Secretariat: Snejanka Mihaylova, Nikolina Milkova


Working language: English


Man and biosphere
         Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
Ecosystems and Biodiversity          Renewable Energy and Biofuels
Ecological Biotechnology          Microbial Fuel Cells
Microorganisms and Environment          Life Support Systems
Space Technology and Environment          Process Engineering
Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment          Modeling and Control

     Oral presentations (including plenary lectures), scientific and applied research communications and posters will be accepted for presentation at the conference after  peer review. The full text of the reports must be submitted electronically, formatted according to the requirements of the journal (
       Important note: any report if not submitted in time will not be accepted for presentation.

    Selected materials will be published in the journal Ecological Engineering and Environment Protection (eISSN 2367-8429), which is abstracted/indexed in well-known international scientific databases, e.g. DOAJ, EBSCO, Index Copernicus, CrossRef, TIB (Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, acting in the capacity of the German National Library of Science and Technology), ZDB (ZeitsriftenDatenBank), Academic Resource Index (ResearchBib),  WorldWideScience, Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI), Open Academic Journal Index (OAJI), Scientific Indexing Services (SIS), WorlCat.
    The journal has a CrosRef DOI and any published scientific paper has a unique DOI number.

   The application should include full name of the participant, affiliation, position, scientific degree, type of presentation (oral, poster) and must be sent to the address below:     
    National Association of Ecological Engineering and Environment Protection

      Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 26

      Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

      GSMs: +359 879 499 166, +359 889 711 888

      E-mails:,; Http://


Application form and abstract (up to 1 page)                         15.07.2024
Second announcement                                                              30.08.2024
Electronic submission of a paper/poster                                 10.09.2024
Conference program                                                                 20.09.2024
Registration  (9-10 am)                                                                03.10.2024

                                         REGISTRATION FEES
        A. Early registration (before 30.09.2024)
                            200 EURO - for participant with a paper or poster
                            100 EURO - for regular PhD student
    B. Late registration (after 30.09.2024)
                       250 EURO - for participant with a paper or poster

                       150 EURO - for regular PhD student

Registration fee covers presentation of one paper or poster, conference materials (program and conference proceedings), welcome party, conference official dinner, coupons for coffee breaks, and the EEEP journal subscription for 2024.
           The registration fee should be remitted to the bank account:
                             First Investment Bank AD
                             IBAN BG32FINV91501203849478
                             12, Narodno sabranie Sq.
                             1000 Sofia, BULGARIA
                             BIC FINVBGSF


        BULGARIA, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is a member of the European Union. Bulgaria borders Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. Founded in the 7th century, Bulgaria is one of the oldest states in Europe.
     The population of Bulgaria is about 7 million, roughly one-sixth of which live in the capital Sofia. The official language is Bulgarian, written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The country is remarkable for its variety of scenery; its rugged mountains and relaxing Black Sea resorts attract many visitors. Bulgaria has a moderate climate with a hot, dry summer and a cold winter. It is one of Europe's most biodiversity rich countries. Almost a third of Bulgaria is forested.
        The citizens of European Union, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Lichtenstein, Malaysia, Norway, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, USA and the holders of valid Schengen visas do not need a visa to travel to Bulgaria. Please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more comprehensive and up-to-date information.
    Velingrad is a town in Southern Bulgaria, located in the Rhodope Mountains. It is one of the most popular Bulgarian balneological resorts. The town has a population of about 24,000 inhabitants. It is situated at 750850 m above sea level. The city has a mountain climate. The annual duration of sunshine is about 2,000 hours. Surrounded by age-old pine tree woods, the town favors abundant sunshine.
    There are many tombs left from the Thracians. Ruins of Thracian settlements and fortresses can be seen in the locality of "Pechkovets", at the foot of the medieval fortress of Tsepina, where fragments of Thracian pottery and implements of labour have also been found, and elsewhere. The archaeological finds of settlements and fortifications in the areas to the Roman culture in this region.
     Water resources in the region of Velingrad - rivers, karst and mineral springs are abundant. The famous karst spring is Kleptuza. There are more than 90 mineral water springs with curative and preventive properties in and around the town. The mineral waters (from springs and wells) vary considerably in temperature, mineralization, radon, silicic acid and fluorine content, and are suitable for treatment of a wide range of diseases. 9000 litres of water per minute spring from the five thermal and mineral deposits.
    The mineral springs, the mild climate and the beautiful nature are the great wealth of the town. Velingrad is one of the largest Spa resorts in Bulgaria and is known as the "Spa Capital of the Balkans".



    The conference will be held in the Municipality building, situated in the city center.
    Velingrad can be reached from Sofia by car on the Trakia highway (following the detour sign in 70 km from Sofia) and then on a scenic road through the Rhodope Mountains. The bus departs from the YUG bus station in Sofia. From Sofia Airport you can take the metro to this bus station (to Joliot Curie metro station, then walk 100 m). You can reach Velingrad by train but traveling longerer: first - from Sofia to the town of Septemvri and, second - from the town of Septemvri to Velingrad (along a scenic mountain route with a unique narrow-gauge train).
    A list of hotels, located nearby the conference venue, can be found below.