The ERC Scientific Council in Sofia
From 26 to 27 April 2012, the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, led by Minister Prof. Sergei Ignatov, hosted the 35th Plenary Session of the ERC's Scientific Council in Sofia. A joint press conference and an information event were organised (highlight). As reported by Radio Bulgaria, the aim was to encourage young scientists as well as prominent Bulgarian researchers to participate in ERC competitions.
There was a broad national media coverage of the ERC's visit in Sofia: ERC President Helga Nowotny was interviewed by the National Bulgarian Television (News and "Panorama" programme). Different Bulgarian news sources, such as Duma, Trud and Monitor, also reported on the event.