PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

27/28 September 2019 (Friday/Saturday)
Arrival and accommodation of the participants

WORKING MEETING

28 September 2019 (Saturday)
10:00 - 12:00 Presentation of the ProKARSTerra-NET:
Scientific-practical Network for sustainable
development of karst territories in the context of global changes
(on the example of model karst geosystems)Ф 12:00 Ц 13:30 Lunch 13:30 Ц 18:00 Presentations and discussions

CONFERENCE

29 September 2019 (Sunday)
10:00 - 10:30  Formal opening. Greetings
10:30 - 13:30  Plenary session
13:30 Ц 14:30	Lunch  
14:30 - 16:00 Official Session:
Х Presentation of the international educational initiatives of the ProKARSTerra-Edu strategу 
Х Awarding the laureates from the karst competition	 
16:00 - 16:30 Opening of the exhibition with award-winning works from the competition 
16:30 - 17:00 Opening of the specialized exhibition "ProKARSTerra`2019: Tourism and karst"	
17:00 - 19:00 Walking excursion with explanations of the historical and cultural landmarks 
of Sofia 19:30 Cocktail for the participants and conference guests

30 September 2019 (Monday)
9:00 - 12:30  Working meetings by sections 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch		 
13:30 - 14:30  Poster session, Corporate presentations 
14:30 - 18:30 Working meetings by sections	
18:30 Cultural program

1 October 2019 (Tuesday)
8:00 - 19:30 Thematic one-day excursion in the Devetaki karst plateau and Brestnitsa karst 
geosystem, North Bulgaria; Visiting representative karst sites and tourist caves; Field session and discussions

2 October 2019 (Wednesday)
9:00 - 12:30  Working meetings by sections
Round Table: The Global Changes and the Need for a New Strategy for Sustainable Development
of Karst Territories 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30 - 15:30 Closing plenary session: General discussion and acceptance of the conference
papers; Closing the conference 17:00 - 19:00 Cultural program 19:30 Gala dinner for the participants and guests of the conference

POST-CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC EXCURSION

Karst masterpieces in the poorest region of the European Union	 
3 October 2019 (Thursday):
8:30 am
Departure from Sofia.
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5 October 2019 (Saturday):
About 19:00 
Return to Sofia