Education for ecopreneurship at three universities outside the capital in Bulgaria

The goal of the project is the education and training of so-called ecopreneurs in Bulgaria, i.e. entrepreneurs with a dedicated interest in the sustainable development of the country employing sustainable business practice. A key aspect is the transfer of skills and expertise between Germany and Bulgaria. For this purpose, established concepts and teaching modules for training and education will be adapted for application in Bulgaria and subsequently used in teaching at the Bulgarian universities of Svishtov, Ruse und Plovdiv.

The overall aim of the project is the establishment of a socio-economic environment to both support the sustainable development of Bulgaria and promote practical measures for socio-ecological progress towards a prosperous Bulgarian society. In other words, the aim is for Bulgaria to reclaim appeal and potential for a sustainable future for young Bulgarians!

The ifeu is supporting the project partner IEGW in curriculum development for an educational programme with a special focus on the environmental aspects of the ecopreneurship sector.

The project is carried out in collaboration with

  • Angel Kanchev University of Ruse
  • Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski
  • Tsenov Academy of Economics Svishtov
  • Sofia Technology Centre
  • German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce Sofia


January 2015 – January 2017


Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU; German Federal Environmental Foundation)


Institut für die Erforschung der Gesellschaften und des Wissens (IEGW)

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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