Dear participants,


We have to inform you that due to force major circumstances with the Riviera holiday club,

we were forced to change the place of the 8th IWBEEMF.


The new hotel is

Meliá Grand Hermitage - Varna which is in the close proximity to the Riviera hotel and fulfills the requirements for conducting such event.

The change of the hotel doesn't affect the other arrangements concerning the 8th IWBEEMF

and the ways for transfer from the Varna airport to the workshop venue.


Please, confirm that you have received this message and you are informed about the change of

the workshop venue.


Please, send us your flights schedule.


Organizing Committee



Meliá Grand Hermitage

About Meliá Grand Hermitage

Unique hotel experience, highest quality services and facilities


- Award wining 5-stars holiday resort

- Four restaurants and shared passion: a passion for service

- Exclusive services and treatments at YHI SPA

- THE LEVEL – the most exclusive vacations

- Kids&Co by Melia – the favorite choice for all little guests

- Everything is prepared with attention to every detail by a highly qualified team of professionals to make your stay an unforgettable experience;




Imagine a place with a unique atmosphere and service where you can relax and enjoy the serenity, the sun and the sea…


Imagine a place that will exceed your expectations…


Located on a quiet hill and surrounded by a green park, this exquisite luxury hotel offers the serenity you are longing for. The 5-star resort welcomes you with stylish atmosphere, quality service and refined cuisine. Lounge on the sunniest balconies, relax in the SPA centre or have fun on the beach with the water sports available.


Meliá Grand Hermitage is a winner every year of the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice in the Luxury Hotel category.


Indulge your senses in the 5-star YHI SPA Centre: exclusive high quality massages, therapies and procedures offer a chance to get away from the stress and enjoy the serenity of your vacations.


Destination information at the Meliá Grand Hermitage

Golden Sands/Zlatni piyasatsi


The name Golden sands, in Bulgarian Zlatni piyasatsi comes from an old legend: Pirates diged in huge golden treasure in the seaside north from Varna. The land took revenge on the bandits and transformed the gold into wonderful sand.

The Golden sands resort is 18 kilometers north of the city of Varna and near the Golden Sands National Park. It is a magnificent resort, the largest one on the Northern Black Sea coast, with richly wooded hills, white golden beach and clear blue sea. There are lots of famous and ancient mineral water springs, which have a flow of 150 m/sec and were known already to the Thraciains and the Roman Caesars.


Golden Sands Nature Park / Zlatni Piyasatsi Nature Park


Zlatni Pyasatsi Nature Park is the smallest Nature Park (13.2 in Bulgaria. The Park was declared as protected area for conservation and protection of valuable habitats, flora, fauna and specific landscapes in 1943. The Park is part of the European network Natura 2000 as a Special Area of Conservation named Zlatni Pyasatsi.

Parks average length is 9.2 km and average width – 1.2 km. The highest point is Chiplak Tepe (269.3 m a.s.l.), and the average altitude is 110 m.

Aladzha Monastery is the most famous medieval cave monastery on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast situated in Zlatni Pyasatsi Nature Park (Golden Sands Nature Park). The name of Aladzha monastery comes from the Turkish word for colourful ("aladzha") due most probably to the bright colours of its wall paintings, dating back to the early Middle Ages. According to some historians, primitive monks' cells were built and inhabited already in the 4th century AC. The entire monastery is considered to date back to the 12th century AC.




The city of Varna is situated in the North-Eastern part of Bulgaria, on the Black Sea shore. Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and the largest one on the Black Sea shore with population of about 330 000 people. Because of its history and its economical and cultural significance, it is often called the Sea Capital of Bulgaria.

The oldest gold treasure in the world was discovered in the Varna Necropolis just outside the coastal city of Varna. It dates back to 5000 BC and consists of over three thousand different artifacts. Many prominent Bulgarian and foreign archaeologists and experts have analysed it and they all agree that it is one of the most groundbreaking historical discoveries of all time.

Today Varna is a modern city with a rich cultural calendar. Two of the most modern multifunctional halls in the county are situated here – the Palace of Culture and Sports and the Festival and Congress Center, which allow the conducting of multiple international cinema festivals, scientific forums and sport events, among which are the following: International Theater Festival “Varna Summer”, Ethnic Festival, International Jazz Festival “Varna Summer”, International Folklore Festival of Varna, International Film Festival “Love is Folly”, International Festival of Puppet Art “Golden Dolphin”, International Photographic Saloon, Bulgarian Film Festival “Golden Rose”, etc.



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