New Challenges to Education

Lessons from Around the World

XIX Annual International Conference

21 - 25 June 2021

More than a conference!

The conference will be conducted virtually

Conference Program updated 17 June 2021

PowerPoint presentation submission deadline: 15 June 2021. PowerPoint presentations are sent to the Technical Support Team: bces2021@cic.bg

Registration: Closed. Abstract submission: Closed.

Volume 19 | 2021 of BCES Conference Books was published online on 19 May 2021. As always, a month before the conference beginning.

About the BCES Conference

The Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) is a traditional, scholarly, interdisciplinary, high-grade event. Specialists from all over the world every year come to the Conference as to present their studies. The Conference purposefully keeps a small size aiming at organizing the best quality selection of papers and providing excellent opportunities for presentations and discussions.

The XIX edition of the BCES Conference in 2021 focuses on new challenges to education with a special focus on what lessons people in the field of education have learned. Participants are invited to present their theoretical, methodological or empirical studies on the most challenging processes in education and the most powerful factors that have recently caused various changes in national education systems.

All actors in the education process (students, teachers, administrators, counsellors, decision makers, etc.) at all levels of the education systems have recently faced a variety of challenges to their everyday study or work. The mission of this conference is to show what has happened, how the actors have reacted and what lessons have been learned in the different parts of the world.

People who the BCES Conference is for


This Conference is for (without claiming a full listing):

  • Policy makers;
  • Academic staff;
  • Researchers;
  • PhD students;
  • Master’s students;
  • Experts at educational administrations;
  • Experts at international organizations;
  • Experts at NGOs;
  • Education consultants;
  • Education finance experts;
  • School principals;
  • Teachers;
  • School counsellors;
  • Psychologists;
  • Media experts;
  • Social workers;
  • Special needs therapists;
  • Education statistics specialists;
  • Journalists;
  • Publishers;
  • IT specialists.

Benefits to BCES Conference participants


The Conference offers the following benefits to its participants:

  • Respecting all participants regardless of their race, nationality, personality, origin, sex, religion, occupation, education.
  • Keeping friendly atmosphere, polite communication, and cosy environment.
  • Establishing contacts between people from different parts of the world, making friends, creating collegial networks.
  • Providing excellent opportunities for oral presentations and discussions by giving a 30-minute time slot to each presentation.
  • Guaranteeing high quality of full papers published in the BCES Conference Book.
  • Publishing the BCES Conference Book in both printed and online forms.
  • Including abstracts in the Conference Program.
  • Giving Certificates of Participation to all participants.
  • Furnishing each participant with a hard copy of the BCES Conference Book.
  • Allowing free access of accompanying persons to conference sessions and social events.