About VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar"

Institute for Integrated Management of the Municipalities will support sustainable and smart development



    Institute for Integrated Management of the Municipalities was established at Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" at the end of October. Its mission is to promote sustainable and intelligent development of the municipalities, preparing personnel for their management and developing research, entrepreneurship and innovations in accordance with the concept of "Smart City".

    The Institute will function as a basic university structural unit and will provide specialized training for staff related to the management of municipalities. The official start of its activities will be given with a course for further training designed for mayors, deputy mayors, presidents of municipal councils and municipal officials in the South Central Region.

    The forum will be opened by the President of Varna Free University, Prof. Anna Nedyalkova, D.Sc. It will be attended by the regional governor of Smolyan region, who will deliver a lecture on The Interaction between Regional, State And Municipal Authorities.

    The event is organized by Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" and its subsidiary in the town of Smolyan and will be held from 8th to 10th December, 2016 in the Pamporovo resort. It will be attended by 75 representatives of 15 municipalities of Smolyan, Plovdiv, Sofia and Stara Zagora regions.     The topics of the training are related to the integrated municipal management.

    The programme includes three panels:

  • Challenges to integrated municipal management moderated by Judge Vanuhi Arakelyan, Chairman of the Court of Appeal – Varna
  • Components of the integrated municipal management with moderator Corr. Mem. Prof. Arch. Atanas Kovachev, D.Sc., Director of the Institute for Integrated Management of the Municipalities
  • New tools to support municipal management moderated by Prof. Petar Hristov, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Varna Free University.

by ВСУ Черноризец Храбър

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