International Symposium

30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Educational Reforms in Eastern and Central Europe & Eurasia 1989-2019

Organized by the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)

Pomorie, Bulgaria, 10 - 11 June 2019

About the Symposium


The goal of this International Symposium is to organize in-depth discussions on educational reforms that have happened in Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia in the past 30 years, since the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.


The Symposium provides a platform for case, international, and comparative studies on education in nearly 30 former socialist countries. This event tries to attract philosophical, historical, economic, political, sociological, statistical, psychological and pedagogical approaches to studying educational reforms in Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia. Delegates are invited to present their descriptions, analyses, syntheses and comparisons on past and recent educational reforms, and prognoses on the development in future.


The mission of the Symposium is to create a colorful mosaic of what has happened in education in Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia in the past 30 years.

About Presentations

Symposium language

The Symposium language is English. All presentations, questions and discussions are in English.

Duration of paper presentations

Each presenter has a 30-minite time slot for presentation and discussion.

Poster presentations

There is an opportunity to present topics by means of poster presentation. The poster presentation opportunity is offered instead of PowerPoint presentation.

Symposium equipment

The Symposium rooms are equipped with laptops and multimedia for PowerPoint presentations.

The Symposium registration is closed.

The Symposium is part of the XVII BCES Conference 2019. About the Symposium Program please visit the BCES Conference website:


Symposium e-mail: info@bcesconvention.com