Welcome to Plovdiv – the European Capital of Culture in 2019!
Its unique location on ancient crossroads has stimulated strong cultural and political influences from East and West civilisations, and yet maintained its unique cultural identity. The city is situated in the centre of Southern Bulgaria, in the flat Upper Thracian Plain, along both banks of the river Maritsa.
The city has preserved extremely valuable cultural monuments from the Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Bulgarian Renaissance coexisting in harmony with contemporary culture.
Plovdiv is also the first Bulgarian city chosen to be an European Capital of Culture in 2019, so in addition to the BalkanLight Junior 2019 Conference, there will be a lot of cultural activities and events in the South Central Region of Bulgaria, that can be attended.
Please check current visa requirements to enter Bulgaria. You may check the Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Visa for Bulgaria official web site whether you need a visa and how to obtain one if necessary.
Requests for Visa Support Letters (for those, who need a Visa to enter Bulgaria)
The conference has policy for issuing official Visa Support Letters as follows:
- Visa Support Letters will be issued after successful registration of an accepted full paper and payment of conference fee
- Visa Support Letters can only be issued for the person accepted to attend the conference
- Visa Support Letters will be issued via email. Please contact a conference representative at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a Visa Support Letter. You must include the following details: (1) Your name as appears on your passport; (2) Your Date of Birth; (3) Your Passport Number; (4) Passport Date of Issue; (5) Passport Date of Expire; (6) Title of an accepted paper or poster
Note: Obtaining a Visa Support Letters from the conference will not guarantee that your visa application will be approved. The letter contains supplementary information that explains a visa applicant’s purpose of travel to Bulgaria.
Getting to Plovdiv