On the 16th September experts, academics, government officials and journalists gathered in Serdika Hall of Sofia Hotel Balkan for the conference “Fighting the looting of Syria's cultural heritage”.

On 7 and 8 September in Sofia was held the annual General Conference of Confucius Institutes in Europe. For the first time the host of that event was Sofia University. The conference was attended by nearly 100 delegates from 22 countries, 10 delegates from five major Chinese universities and 16 delegates from the headquarters in Beijing.

An International Conference dedicated on the Balkan countries and their role in the modern world and the geopolitical system was held on 18 and 19 June in Serbia.