The 25th anniversary student conference with international participation of the Department of IER

On May 14, 2021, the 25th Student Conference of the Department of International Economic Relations at the Dimitar Tsenov Academy of Economics - Svishtov was held under the title "Global and Regional Dimensions of International Economic Relations".
The conference was officially opened by the hosts in the person of Assoc. Prof. Zdravko Lyubenov, PhD, Head of the Department in Svishtov. In his speech, Assoc. Prof. Lyubenov briefly told the history of the forum – it started as an event that mainly discussed international investment, later expanded to other aspects of international economic relations, to the current format of a conference with stable participation of other Bulgarian and foreign universities, and an updated list of topics, including the Covid-19 pandemic. Assoc. Prof. Lyubenov emphasized that with its 25 years this is the most sustainable and long-lasting event for working with students at the Academy of Economics.

Assoc. Prof. Rumen Erusalimov, PhD, Vice-Rector, gave a greeting on behalf of the management of the Academy of Economics. Assoc. Prof. Erusalimov expressed his satisfaction with the persistence of the academic staff of the Department of IER for a quarter of a century to challenge students to work on contemporary topics, as well as the number of participants in the existing complex environment. The prestigious forum is also part of the calendar of events in 2021 on the occasion of celebrating 85 years of the Academy of Economics.
Assoc. Prof. Yevgenia Medvedkina, DSc, Head of the Department of World Economy at Rostov State University of Economics (Russia), noted that the working sections of the conference will show the crucial results of the scientific works of our bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students in wide and comprehensive set of issues dedicated to the current agenda – the formation of a new architecture of the world economy. Today we the young voice of future generation of researchers will be heard, who hold the keys to answering the challenges in international cooperation in financial, monetary, innovation, trade and other spheres.
Even in these times we remember the warm friendly communication and discussions on the Black Sea coast and the beautiful town of Kranevo, and therefore we have you not only for colleagues but also for friends, concluded Assoc. Prof. Medvedkina, listing by name the staff of the Department of IER, starting with Head Assistant Simeon Momchev, PhD.

A great achievement and exceptional value for science from the point of view of young people was the evaluation for the forum of Assoc. Prof. Georgi Marinov, PhD, Head of the Department of IER at the University of Economics - Varna. For him, this is a conference that has always been held at the highest level with extremely good organization.
Head Assistant Daniela Ilieva, PhD greeted the participants on behalf of Prof. Dyanko Minchev, Head of the Department of Economics at Angel Kanchev University of Ruse. The exceptional interest in the forum this year was proof of its sustainability and growing attractiveness for scientific expression, said Head Assistant Ilieva, and wished success to the participants.

The work continued in sections in an online environment in nine thematic areas, with participants students and lecturers from four Bulgarian and four foreign universities. The first two sections gathered reports from representatives of the Tsenov Academy of Economics, University of Economics - Varna, University of Ruse and UNWE. In the third and fourth sections, works in English were shown, and the participants were from Russia (Rostov State University of Economics), Georgia (Shota Rustaveli State University - Batumi), Vietnam (University of Economics and Law) and Latvia (ISMA University - Riga). Foreign students carrying out mobility under the Erasmus + program in Svishtov in the summer semester of the academic year 2021 also presented their works.
The event is part of the scientific calendar of the Department of International Economic Relations for 2021, as well as the event calendar to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Tsenov Academy of Economics. You can see the opening here – link to YouTube

The approved after peer review scientific papers from the forum will be published in electronic format on and on the conference page