The conference was opened by the Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Deputy Mayor for Education of the Municipality of Sofia. Participants from 11 countries attended this conference as well as representatives from the Bulgarian academic community, business and NGOs.
During the opening speech, the Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Science emphasized the key role of new technologies in education and life. The Ministry’s plan is to introduce flexible funding and cooperation between the State, business and academia, aiming at a successful partnership in the field of lifelong learning.
The conference was organised by the "ICT for lifelong learning” project, funded by the EU Lifelong Learning programme.