Bulgarian Sociological Association

The Sociological Association, founded in 1959 in Bulgaria, was restructured in 1969 as the Bulgarian Sociological Association.
Bulgarian Sociological Association

History of Bulgarian Sociological Association (BSA)

The first Bulgarian Scientific Sociological Association was established in 1931, and it produced sociology literature and had discussions until 1939 when it ceased to exist.

The Sociological Association was formed in 1959. In 1969 the association was restructured into the BSA.

The BSA held the Seventh World Congress of Sociology in September 1970 in Varna, Bulgaria, at the very time of its inception.

Commitment to Bulgarian polity and society

As a professional organization of sociologists, the BAS is devoted to compiling a collection of publicly accessible data on Bulgarian agencies that publish opinion poll findings.

The BAS Code of Ethics, enacted in 2004, establishes guidelines for disseminating research findings in the media.

BAS is an active participant in the European Social Survey.

Bulgarian Sociological Association

International outreach and partnership of Bulgarian Sociological Association

BAS became a collective member of the International Sociological Association in 1959 at the Fourth World Congress of Sociology.

BAS is associated with the following institutions

  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
  • European Sociological Association
  • Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski
  • Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • The University of National and World Economy
  • International Sociological Association
  • South-Western University Neofit Rilsky

BAS Conferences

On November 17-19, 1969, the BSA convened its first constituent congress. Every three years, the organization hosts a congress.

Bulgarian Sociological Association Membership

BAS members include academicians, public and private sector specialists, and doctoral and graduate students engaged in sociology and social issues.

Journal of BAS

Sociological Problems is the sole academic publication of the Bulgarian sociological community. BSA publishes the magazine ‘Sociological Problems’ in Bulgarian and English together with the Institute for studying societies and knowledge at BAS.

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