The main goal of REKS project is to raise the awareness of Bulgarian society on the importance of the researchers for building a knowledge economy and society in Bulgaria as part of the European ones. In order to achieve the main goal the following proje ct objectives are defined: -to facilitate the dialogue between different stakeholders in the economy and the society on the importance of researchers and the respective policy needs -to improve the appreciation of researchers in society and by young peopl e in particular -to disseminate information regarding practical tools supporting the researchers career in Europe and in Bulgaria The REKS project objectives are in full correspondence with the objectives of the 'Researchers in Europe initiative', and the strategic goals of ERA. In order to meet the stated objectives and to reach wider Bulgarian audience, the project will be conducted by using multiple channels for information and awareness raising ? information seminars in different cities in Bulgaria, special TV transmissions, interviews and publications in the mass media and a final national conference. A special survey on the state-of-the-art in the researchers profession will help to raise the awareness of policy making bodies and research administ rations on some obstacles and good practices in the area, as well as to get a feedback from the public at large. It is expected that the project activities will have a substantial impact on Regional and National levels, and a European added-value.
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