“The Long Way to the Stars” Successfull Premiere at the Sofia Science Festival 2018 gathered 380 people!!

“THE LONG WAY TO THE STARS” Premiere at the Sofia Science Festival 2018 gathered more than 380 people. Many thanks to the audience, to our partners from British Council and to the National Culture Fund!

The “Long Way to the Stars” is co-produced by Forum Democrit, JPT and Arte Urbana Collectif, with the financial support of the Cultural Programme of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018 at National Culture Fund.

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With Dr. Vladimir Bozhilov & Dimitar Uzunov
Directed by Andrea Brunello
Written by Dr. Vladimir Bozhilov, Dimitar Uzunov, Andrea Brunello
Video Nikola Nalbantov
Music and sound Alexei Nikolov
Visual identity Elena Gamalova
Voice off Timothy Lone
Assistant Alexandrina Djassem

Learn more about our projects:
Jet Propulsion Theatre: www.jetpropulsiontheatre.org
Arte Urbana Collectif: www.arteurbanacollectif.com
Forum Democrit: www.democrit.com

Learn Astronomy and Astrophysics in Bulgaria:

Photos from the Premiere (Photographer: Iliya Stoimenov):

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Applications for Summer School of Science in Croatia are now open!

For the sixteenth year in a row, a group of young scientists organizes the Summer School of Science in Croatia. It is aimed at high-school students with strong interest in science where they get a hands-on experience working in small groups on a specific project. Participants learn and practice the scientific method and analysis, invaluable skills in their later careers. In addition to exploring science, these camps are an excellent opportunity to find inspiration and share the enthusiasm for discovery with like-minded individuals. Project work is accompanied by evening lectures from eminent scientists and workshops aimed to put science in a wider social context.

In 2018 the participants will have a possibility to work aside young scientists from all over the world (USA, France, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Croatia etc). They are devoted to scientific and personal excellence as they teach through passion using a personalized approach to every student. In an open and informal atmosphere, students and their mentors work together, creating long-lasting relationships that not only help their individual careers, but also promote international and inter-cultural understanding.

The Summer School of Science is divided into two camps:
S3 for students who are completing the 9th or 10th grade (29th July – 8th August)
S3++ for students who are completing the 11th or 12th grade (9th – 19th August).

The official language of the School is English and the school is open to the high-school students from all over the world.

Motivated students should consult the Internet page of the School http://www.drustvo-evo. hr/s3/index.html  for a complete list of projects and to find the application form. Applications are open until May 1st 2018.


EUSP 2018 took part in Sofia!

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On the 27th and 28th of January more than 20 high school students took part in the European Student Parliament (EUSP) 2018 in Sofia. The event was organized for the third consecutive time by Forum Democrit, in cooperation with Sofia Municipality, Association Forum Science and First English Language High School in Sofia. EUSP 2018 is part of the international EU Students Parliament Project, run by Wissenshaft Im Dialog. Learn more at: http://www.student-parliaments.eu

More information available in Bulgarian:

Млади делегати участваха в Европейски ученически парламент в София

EUSP 2018 предостави възможност на млади хора да разберат как се случват демократичните решения в Европейския съюз (ЕС) и да участват в реална симулация по актуален въпрос, свързан с бъдещето на градската среда. Проектът събира гимназисти на възраст 16-19 години с интерес към политиката на ЕС.

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Над 20 млади делегати от София и страната на възраст 16-19 години се събраха на 27 и 28 януари в София, за да участват в Европейски ученически парламент (EUSP 2018). Събитието се организира от сдружение “Форум Демокрит“, със съдействието на Сдружение „Форум Наука“, Столична Община и Първа английска езикова гимназия. Проектът е част от пан-европейски цикъл от ученически парламенти, като първият подобен се реализира през 2014 г., а вторият през 2016 г.

По време на EUSP 2018 учениците участваха в дискусия с експерти в четири различни работни групи, обединени от темата „Бъдещето на мобилността“. След научни консултация с представители на Софийския университет, Техническия университет и гост-лектори от бизнеса, младите делегати изготвиха резолюция, която гласуваха по време на пленарни дебати в официалната зала на Дирекция „Превенция, интеграция, спорт и туризъм“ на Столична община. Гласуваната резолюция бе връчена на г-жа Мария Георгиева от Дирекцията, която отправи и поздравителен адрес към участниците.

Петимата най-добре представили се млади делегати ще участват във финалния европейски ученически парламент през месец юли 2018 г. в гр. Тулуза, Франция, като участието ще бъде финансирано от европейските партньори на проекта от фондация „Wissenshaft Im Dialog“. Всеки участник получи и сертификат, а петимата наградени – специални грамоти.

Работна група: Въглеродно неутрален транспорт (Carbon Neutral Transport)

Арно Пигелер от 91. НЕГ “Проф. Константин Гълъбов” (Лауреат)

Работна група: Авиация и космически полети (Aviation and Space Flight)

Кристофър Христов от 164 ГПИЕ “Мигел де Сервантес” (Лауреат)

Работна група: Мобилност в града (Mobility in the City)

Йоана Захариева от 91 НЕГ “Проф. Константин Гълъбов” (Лауреат)

Работна група: Нео-номади в дигиталния свят(Neo-nomads and digital natives)

Кристабел Конта от Американски колеж в София(Лауреат)

Специална номинация на организаторите:

Антон Чолаков от Първа английска езикова гимназия (Лауреат)

Официална страница на проекта за България: http://eusp.nauka.bg

Международна страница на проекта: http://www.student-parliaments.eu/

Invitation for Science Picnic

The Science Picnic of Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre is Europe’s largest outdoor event aimed to promote science. Every year, it attracts crowds of visitors to Warszawa. Scientific institutions, universities, research institutes, museums, cultural institutions, and foundations related to science and science clubs present their achievements and reveal the behind-the-scenes aspects of their everyday work. They comprehensibly present science to audiences of various ages, with the aid of experiments, demonstrations and interactive exhibits.

Applications for the 21 Science Picnic are due by December 16th (till 12.00 PM)  After this date the web-based application form will be available in the read-only mode. To register, please make sure to submit completed Declaration of Participation form, which is available on the www.pikniknaukowy.pl website under PARTICIPATE tab.

MA.R.CH. Pilot Teachers Meeting on 15-16 October in Sofia gathers Bulgarian teachers who applied MARCH pilots!

On the 15th and 16th of October 12 Bulgarian teachers who applied MA.R.CH. pilots in their schools gather for an Innovation meeting in Hotel Budapest in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the event each one of the teachers presented their pilots and shared his or hers experience. Dedicated lectures were given by Mrs. Lyubov Kostova, Director of British Council Bulgaria, and Mr. Ivaylo Slavov, Member of the Educational Team of the brand new Children’s Science Center “Muzeiko”.

Two teachers and one student will represent Bulgaria on the final MA.R.CH. Conference in London in November:

  1. Mrs. Galina Nencheva  from the  First English Language High School in the city of Sofia
  2. Mrs. Desislava Shishkova-Tsokova from “Prof.D-r Asen Zlatarov” Professional High school in the city of  Vidin
  3. Mr. Konstantin Paskov, student from Prof.D-r Asen Zlatarov” Professional High school in the city of  Vidin

Learn more about the International Conference at the official project’s webiste: www.sciencemarch.eu

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sm-eu_logoMARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Forum Democrit will help raise Space Awareness in Bulgaria!


Forum Democrit will help with the distribution of information of the activities of EU Space Awareness project (www.space-awareness.org). The international project is targeting children and teenagers all over Europe providing them with information on space-related subjects. The Dissemination Node for Bulgaria is coordinated by the Municipal center for extracurricular activities – Baykal. Forum Democrit will help with its network to suppoert and further increase the impact of the Project.

EU Space Awareness is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Program under grant agreement number 638653.