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The Knowledge Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Bulgaria

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and Applied Research and Communications Fund are pleased to announce the Knowledge Economy Conference titled "The Knowledge Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Bulgaria", which will take place on 19-20 May 2004, in Sofia, Bulgaria. The forum will be held under the patronage of the World Bank.

19 May 2004 - 20 May 2004

The main goal of the conference is to provide a broad forum for all stakeholders in Bulgaria to meet and exchange views and experiences related to the development of knowledge-based economy. All interested parties will be invited to unite their efforts for awareness raising and promotion of the enormous challenges to the Government and society, posed by the Global Knowledge Economy. Foreign experts will also be invited to provide models of best practice that could possibly be applied in the Bulgarian case.
The forum is targeted at representatives of:,- The Central Government Administration,- The Bulgarian Parliament,- Business Associations,- Academic Circles,- Non-governmental organizations,- The Mass Media
Topics:,- Innovations and the national innovation system - the basis for the development of the knowledge economy,- Human, intellectual and social capital formation for the knowledge economy,- Information and communication infrastructure of the knowledge economy,- The economic framework for the Knowledge Society
The expected outcomes of the event are to:,- Raise awareness of the concept of knowledge-based economy, following the analytical model of the World Bank;,- Support the process of transition of the Bulgarian economy to a knowledge-based economy, providing a broad forum for all stakeholders in Bulgaria to exchange views and experiences;,- Facilitate the transition process, providing models of best practice that could possibly be used in the Bulgarian case;,- Highlight important measures that should be taken for the transition of the Bulgarian industrial economy to a knowledge-based economy.,Contact Information:,Ms. Dorina Kabakchieva,Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski,125 Tzarigradsko shosse Blvd., Bl.2 Fl.3,1113 Sofia, Bulgaria,Tel: +359-2-9713509,Fax: +359-2-9713543,e-mail: