The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

Projects - Activity Report

2013

After attending the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Oslo, 2012 Solomon Passy suggested that EU should nominate Bulgaria for the Nobel Peace Prize next year. As a Nobel Laureate the European Union has the legitimate right to nominate individuals and institutions for the prestigious award and Mr. Passy thinks Bulgaria should make the most of this opportunity.
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2012

(Sponsored by: NATO)
The Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club together with the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria – Burgas and Ministry of Defense and with the special support of NATO and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, organized a two-day international conference, entitled “NATO’s Role in the Black Sea Region in the Context of the New Security Challenges and NATO Summit in Chicago”.
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(Sponsored by: The Visegrad Group)
The PanEuropean Movement - Bulgaria together with the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the Czech Embassy, the International Visegrád Fund and in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy organized an international conference, entitled “Strategic Energy Challenges: V4 and Bulgaria and Romania: Common Interests, Common Actions”.
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(Sponsored by: The Scientific Fund at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science in Bulgaria)
On February 24th, 2012 the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized in the office of the Representation of the European Commission to Bulgaria the official presentation of the book “Contemporary Issues for National and International Space Law” by Prof. Alexander Yankov, Dr. Solomon Passy, Mr. Stanimir Ilchev, Mr. Krassimir Bojanov and Ms. Rada Popova.
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2011

After the successful initiative for universal cell phone chargers, Solomon and Gergana Passy launched a new ambitious initiative – access to Internet to be free.
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(Sponsored by: The Visegrad Group)
On June 16th, 2011 at the Central Military Club in Sofia was held an international conference, entitled “Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Western Balkans: Implementing the V4 Experience”. The event was organized by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria (ACB) in co-operation with the embassies of Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland in Bulgaria and with the support of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.
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The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, with the cooperation of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy of Berlin organized an international conference, entitled “Europe as a Global Actor: The Roles and Responsibilities of Europe and the US in the New World Order: Exploring the Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions”.
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(Sponsored by: The Korean Embassy)
On the 27th of October 2011 in Sheraton Hotel in Sofia, a business conference entitled “Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement: Growing Opportunities for Korea and Bulgaria” took place. The event was organized by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.
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(Sponsored by: IBM and SAP)
On May 3rd and 4th 2011 in the Central Military Club building in Sofia was held an international conference, entitled “Smart Defense and Security: Integrating an Effective Management by Using Joint Actions and Control”.
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(Sponsored by: NATO)
On November 8th and 9th, 2011 the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club and in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria, the Berlin-based Institute of Cultural Diplomacy and NATO organized a conference, entitled "The New Arab Spring: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next".
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2010

(Sponsored by: The Scientific Fund at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science in Bulgaria)
Beginning the new decade with a new, provocative project agenda, the Atlantic Club is turning towards a new frontier of research and discussion regarding space law and its significance in Bulgarian science, education and politics. The goals of the project are multifaceted, fitting the multidisciplinary nature of the discourse on space.
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Bulgarian Vision Becomes European Reality
European integration took a further step with a new initiative to standardise mobile phone chargers across the continent. The European Commission has implemented an agreement made voluntarily by phone companies to manufacture universal phone chargers with micro-USB connectors. The concept, which applies only to smartphones or "data-enabled" phones, means that Europeans will be able to use one charger for an assortment of phone companies and designs. Although a European venture, the political origins of the program can be traced to Bulgaria. More specifically to former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy and his wife, Gergana Passy, former Bulgarian Minister of EU Affairs.
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(Sponsored by: NATO)
In the period of October 26th-28th was held a conference, entitled “Europe for Afghanistan: From Understanding to Support”.
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2009

The 2009 Annual International Business Defense and Security Conference of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism, the State Commission on Information Security, the Bulgarian Defense Industry Association and the NATO Information Centre in Sofia and took place at the Conference Hall of the National Defense Academy in Sofia on November 24-25th, 2009.
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2007

(Sponsored by: The German Marshall Fund – U.S.)
The principal objectives of the project were to identify the roots, strategic motives and perspectives of the growing divergence between the U.S. and its European allies over important security issues and especially over the central role of NATO as the primary transatlantic political-security-military institution; to consider the impact of this ceaseless disagreement and diversification on the emerging Central and East European (CEE) Partners of NATO and the EU and to propose an approach developing an adequate political and public framework for overcoming the strategic security differences within the Euro-Atlantic community.
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2006

(Sponsored by: Open Society Institute)
The project is aimed at improving NGO capacities to create a favorable public environment for the formulation of new immigration policies in Bulgaria based on the European practices through inter sector partnership and in a structured dialogue with the state, the local authorities, business and media.
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2004

Joint project of the Bulgarian Parliament and the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria
After the formal decision to join NATO taken by the Bulgarian Government on 17 February 1997, Bulgaria has gone a long way forward, with reforms in the political, economic and military spheres.
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(Sponsored by: Open Society Institute)
The newly established Afghanistan Council for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, a NGO which serves as an agent of change and as a forum for new ideas was supported by the Afghanistan authorities as well as by H. E. Hikmet Çetin, NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan; H. E. Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Presidential Envoy And US Ambassador to Afghanistan; and H. E. Krasimir Tulechki, Ambassador of Bulgaria to Afghanistan.
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2003

(Sponsored by: The German Marshall Fund – US)
The founding idea of the project was a reflection of Bulgaria’s Euro-Atlantic choice. By its implementation the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria aspired to have a considerable and useful contribution to the achievement of a goal we perceive as a priority on the Euro-Atlantic agenda, especially in the light of new challenges to global security and the ongoing antiterrorist campaign in particular – enhancing the Alliance’s capacity to counter threats to peace and reassert itself as both the main generator and guarantor of peace and stability. In pursuit of such an objective, we tried to identify more avenues for co-operation within the region of South East Europe and between South East Europe, NATO and its member states and the new invitees, the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the South East Co-operative Initiative (SECI) etc.
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The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized an International conference on the topic “The Outlook of the Bulgarian-American Relations”. The Conference commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Bulgarian-American relations. It took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel on 19-20th of September 2003 - the exact date, on which a century ago Ambassador John Jackson presented diplomatic credentials to Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria.
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2001

The international conference on Globalisation and NATO in the 21st Century was held on April 24th -25th 2001 at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan under the motto “Ten Atlantic Years in Central and Eastern Europe”. The highlight of the conference was the 10th anniversary of the organized Atlantic movement in Central and Eastern Europe and the 10th anniversary of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.
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1999

(Sponsored by: NATO Office of Information and Press)
NATO's fiftieth anniversary conference, organized on 23 - 24th January 1999 by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in co-operation with the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the North Atlantic Assembly, the Western European Union and the Atlantic Treaty Association.
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(Sponsored by: The Embassy of the United States of America, Sofia, Bulgaria)
The purpose of this project was to promote the values of the transatlantic community and to help young Bulgarians better understand U.S. foreign policy. The activities organized in the framework of this project challenged the participants to acquire deeper knowledge of transatlantic values and to reassess their involvement in the democratic development of the country and the strengthening of the stability in the region in the years to come.
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