The event follows the 1st UNICA “University, Culture and the City” Conference held at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 16-17 May 2016. Find out more about the 1st Conference here.

The Conference in Sofia will focus on how cultural diversity can be implemented at universities and how scientific research and academic culture can open up to the city and become a significant factor in urban and cultural life.

The Conference is open to scholars, policy and decision makers and practitioners with experience and interest in the above-mentioned topic. The conference will consist of academic and policy oriented panels and will aim at addressing both theoretical and practical issues of the relationship between the universities and the city life.

The Conference Organising Committee welcomes two kinds of contributions related to:

1. The relationship between urban, cultural, social and academic policies.

2. Academic research on the city, urban, cultural and social life, citizens’ cultural and social involvement and the role of universities in those processes. The conference will have one plenary session for papers discussing more general issues and additionally, depending on how many abstracts we receive several workshops that will tackle more concrete topics.


Please submit your application, including the title of the paper, a 250-word abstract and a short biography to Mrs. Slavka Karakusheva from Sofia Universtity at

DEADLINE: Wednesday, 15 March 2017

In case of any questions please write to: