Center for Regional and Confessional Studies (CRCS)

Samokov 16, P.O.Box 86
1113 Sofia

Ansprechpartner: Chukov, Prof. Dr., Vladimir

+359 2 72 91 65, +359 889 76
+359 2 9659865


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Über uns

The Center for Regional and Confessional Studies (CRCS) is a Bulgarian non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organization. It succeeded to Bulgarian Center for Middle Eastern Studies (established in April 1999) and Bulgarian Center for Middle East Studies (rebuilt in August 1999). Its leading tasks are disseminating knowledge, delving into regional issues, enlightening confessional meanders through providing analysis and detailed studies. In succeeding to the positive steps and practices committed before CRCS would conduct its activities as follows:

- Gathering information for worldwide spotlight with special focus on Southeast Europe and adjacent subregions such as Middle East, Central Asia, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Caspian Sea. CRCS staff aims to lead professed quests and to provide ensuing varied corollaries (books, monographs, articles, papers, terrain works and different educational resources) in the field of international relations. The center experts keep their eastward regional topic preferences (as quoted above) meanwhile European and American folders are not bypassed and neglected.

- Confessional problems fit well CRCS staff professional leanings. September 11 events triggered interfaith studies and expanded the scope of East-West, Islam-Christianity intricate relations. Our experts will gain an insight into Balkan religious and ethnic powder magazine, will unveil local confessional puzzle and will deepen such matter from theoretical point of view in reckoning with Middle East, Central Asia and other Islamic diaspora settled regions.
Associate Professor Vladimir Chukov, Ph D is the Director of the Center.

For other net participants we can give an expert opinion, procure an expert information and deliver a lecture in the field of our work.