International Staff Week "Enriching Mobility Experience" in Varna


PEP representative prof. Vladan Cogoljević was a guest of the University of Economics - Varna.

The International Relations Office at the University of Economics – Varna welcomed guests from across Europe and the world for its annual International Staff Week for training.

For a third consecutive year the event gathered colleagues from international offices at UE – Varna’s partner universities with the aim of developing new contacts, exchange of well-working practices, and strengthening the partnership between universities.


Representatives of universities in Kazakhstan, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, North Macedonia, Latvia, and Serbia visited the International Relations Office from 4 to 8 July 2022. They had the opportunity to tour around UE – Varna’s campus, get insights into the working methods of the IRO, discuss new partnerships, and renew already existing cooperation agreements between their institutions.

The activities during the International Staff Week also included a cultural programme, which introduced the guests to Bulgarian traditions and rituals, such as ‘Nestinarstvo’ and Bulgarian folklore dances. The IRO further organised a Bulgarian language crash course, as well as a number of visits to historic and nature sights in and around Varna, such as a trip to Aladzha Monastery and Cape Kaliakra, and wine tasting of Bulgarian wines at the Old Varna Museum.