2014 Session 1: 25 years later

Dealing with the Past while looking to the Future

International conference, part of the presidential initiative 25 years free Bulgaria

11 and 12 November 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria

Based on the results of a nation-wide survey, the first session framed the discussion of the upcoming two days. The debate brought in different perspectives on the following two topics:

-          Memories and myths, 25 years later; 1989: what beginning?

-          25 years of freedom: generational and political interpretations.

Boriana Dimitrova, Managing Partner at Alpha research (Bulgaria)

Dimitar Dimitrov, Political Scientist at the University of Sofia (Bulgaria)

Evelyna Kelbetcheva, Professor of History at the American University in Bulgaria (Bulgaria)

Edvin Sugarev, Politician, poet, literary critic and journalist (Bulgaria)

Mihail Nedeltchev,Professor at the New Bulgarian University and President of the Union of Bulgarian Writers(Bulgaria)

Petya Kabakchieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at Sofia University(Bulgaria)

Zhivko Georgiev, Research Director at the Polling Agency BBSS Gallup (Bulgaria)


Moderator: Daniel Chipev, Head of Department “Information” at Bulgarian National Television (Bulgaria)