Past projects

International Symposium HOTT

Bulgarian Center for Bioethics co-organized the International Symposium HOTT against the trafficking in human beings for the purpose of organ removal at the Europol Headquarters in November 2014 in the Hague. At BCB's invitation Mariana Simeonova, Director of the Bulgarian Transplantation Agency attended the Symposium.

BCB Student Bioethics Essay Contest

Bulgarian Center for Bioethics organized a Student Bioethics Essay Contest. The winners are:

International Round Table Discussion “Organ Donation in Europe: Challenges, Opportunities and Exchange of Good Practices”

8 October, 2010, Radisson Grand Hotel Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Round Table Discussion was organized by the Bulgarian Center for Bioethics with participation of experts from the EU member countries including members of the European forum ELPAT (Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspect of Transplantation) - Chris Rudge FRCS, National Clinical Director for Transplantation in the Department of Health in London, UK, Professor Rutger Ploeg, President of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), Dr.Bernadette B.J.J.M. Haase-Kromwijk, Executive Director of the Dutch Transplant Foundation, Professor Willem Weimar, Chair of ELPAT, Michael A. Bos, Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Eurotransplant International Foundation, Vice-chair of the Ethics Committee of the Transplantation Society (TTS) and Bulgarian experts from Aleksandrovska Hospital, Lozenets Hospital, Association of Patients with Kidney Diseases, Medical University in Pleven, School of Divinity, Sofia University and representatives of the media. Here is a photogallery of the event.

Advance Directives for Health Care (AD)

From January 2008 to December 2009

  • As a part of this Project the Center organized a National Bioethics Conference "Expanding Patients' Rights Through Advance Directives for Health Care: Towards a Joint European Platform July 13, 2008, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the National Palace of Culture (NDK). Here is a photogallery of the event.
  • More information on advance directives you will find here.
National Bioethics Meeting

July 14, 2006, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Bulgarian Center for Bioethics sponsored and co-organized a national meeting of Bulgarian institutions involved in bioethical research and activities to plan and coordinate joint projects. The event was hosted by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Here is a photogallery of the event.