Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)

XVIII Annual International Conference

Educational Reforms Worldwide

Sofia, Bulgaria, 23 - 26 June 2020

Please be informed that the XVIII BCES Conference will be carried out distantly (virtually).

Specific details will soon be uploaded.

Late registration: Open. Click HERE.

Abstract and full paper submission: Open until 15 May 2020. Click HERE.

Volume 18 / 2020 of BCES Conference Books is being prepared for printing. More papers is still possible to be included in the volume.

BCES Statement on transferring the XVIII BCES Conference from physical (onsite) to distant (virtual) form


The XVIII BCES Conference will be carried out distantly (virtually) on the dates 23-26 June 2020.


All registered participants will have the opportunity to present their papers orally and show their PowerPoint presentations. You will soon be informed about the specific details. BCES will try to provide you will the best opportunities for distant participation.


Vol. 18, 2020 of BCES Conference Books, containing all accepted full papers, will be published both in print and online. Its online version will appear in early May 2020. Its printed version will be produced next year and copies will be given to participants in our 2021 conference together with copies of Vol. 19, 2021.


All registered participants will receive pdf Certificates of Participation. The online version of the 2020 Conference Program will be available on the BCES Conference website.


All participants registered for the XVIII BCES Conference 2020 will automatically be registered for the XIX BCES Conference 2021 (Sofia, 22-25 June 2021, Hotel Expo Sofia). It means that all participants registered for this year’s conference may (hopefully physically) attend our next year’s conference. They may submit abstracts or full papers, and may participate in all conference sessions and events without paying registration fees for 2021.

Keynote presentation

School Reforms in Bulgaria (9th - 21st Century)

Keynote presenters: Professor Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov & Associate Professor Dr. Marina Pironkova

Faculty of Educational Sciences and Arts, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria