In 2013, in order to commemorate the special occasion of its ten-year anniversary and the European Year of the Citizens, the Diplomatic Institutes is visiting universities in Sofia and the country.
Visits conducted in 2013 so far include: Visit to the University of Veliko Turnovo "St. Methodius" and a discussion with students studying Political Science, International Relations, History, Public Relations and others Visit to the South-West University "Neofit Rilski" and a discussion on the topic "The Diplomatic Profession Today" with students in European Studies, International Relations, Law, Public Administration and others Visit to the University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski" and a discussion on the topic "The Diplomatic Profession Today" with students from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Philosophy and History 11- Participation in the "Golden Apple of Succes" forum at Sofia University "St.
In order to mark the ten-year anniversary in 2013 of the establishment the Diplomatic Institute, in our new series "10 interviews" we will introduce you to 10 notable professionals, trained by the Institute. Vurbanov, you have taken part in the first Basic Course in Diplomacy of the Diplomatic Institute in 2004, as well as in language courses organized by the Institute and you are currently a II rank diplomatic official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the form of interviews, they will present their view of the Institute and share valuable experience from their career development. What role has your training in the Institute played for your professional development?
To assist its activities and programmes, the DI manages a library of over 65 000 titles in over 20 languages, in the field of international relations, European Studies, security, international organizations, diplomacy, law, history, sociology, political sciences, economy, etc.
of the Diplomatic Institute is an important part of the accomplishment of its mission, within its public policy.
Its status and functions were regulated by the Diplomatic Service Act adopted by the National Assembly on 13 September, 2007.
Its work meets the high demands and professional expectations pursuant to Bulgarias membership in EU and NATO, and displays continuity that allows the Bulgarian diplomatic profession to have the place it deserves in the large Euro-Atlantic family.
To provoke public interest and debate on current foreign policy issues, we hold public lectures by prominent public figures, leading politicians and diplomats.
We also organize conferences and round-table discussions with Bulgarian and foreign experts, to contribute to the exchange of expertise and to the foreign policy theory and practice.
and current topics and practical issues in the field of international relations are discussed, within the context of the experience and practice of the Institute.