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Via Pontica Foundation is a Bulgarian non-governmental organization acting in the public interest, established to protect the Bulgarian nature – conservation of natural resources, changing the attitude towards the protected areas and awareness of the opportunities, benefits and responsibilities towards protection, conservation and restoration of Bulgarian biodiversity. The headquarters and registered address of the Foundation is: Bulgaria, Burgas Municipality, Marinka village, 20, Petrova niva Str

Via Pontica Foundation s a member of Wetlands International ( and IFOAM (

Burgas is the biggest city in South-East Bulgaria – hometown and native place of famous poets, composers, singers, actors, producers, painters, photographers and sportsmen.

Municipality of Burgas is situated by the Black Sea surrounding the large Burgas Bay. Close to the seaside are located the Atanasovsko lake, Mandrensko and Burgas (Vaia) lake which form the biggest complex of lakes in Bulgaria – unique with its exceptionally rich biodiversity. From here passes “Via Pontica” – one of the main flyways of the European migratory birds. One of the biggest airports and the biggest cargo harbor in the country are located in Burgas. Burgas is an important centre for the sea tourism with plenty of facilities and transport connections to the resorts on the South Black Sea coast.

Ovidius University of Constanta is a public higher education institution established in 1961, which became a multicultural, comprehensive university in 1990. With nearly 15,000 students and more than 1000 employees, the university is the largest institution of higher education in the European Union at the Black Sea . With national and international accredited study programs in all three cycles of study in various fields, starting from medical and life sciences and continuing with applied sciences and engineering, social sciences, economics and law, humanities, arts and theology, the university is a strong center of education and research in a very dynamic economic area, characterized by ethnic and religious diversity and tolerance.

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University  often shortened to its historical name, Tbilisi State University or TSU), is a public research university established on 8 February 1918 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Excluding academies and theological seminaries, which have intermittently functioned in Georgia for centuries, TSU is the oldest university in Georgia and the Caucasus region. Over 18,000 students are enrolled and the total number of faculty and staff (collaborators) is 5,000. The university has five branches in the regions of Georgia, six faculties, 60 scientific-research laboratories and centers, a scientific library (with 3,700,000 books and periodicals), seven museums, publishing house and print

Last Updated on 22 March, 2019