This year the Sofia University Faculty of Physics, under the auspices of the Rector of the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria, organized the first workshop and summer school in plasma physics. It was held in Kiten on the Black Sea, June 8-12, 2005.

Bulgaria has been associated with EURATOM since 2000, participating in the fusion R&DE programme by means of cost-sharing (limited duration) contracts including both physics and technology tasks. This participation has been steadily increasing and by organising this workshop and summer school, the Bulgarian plasma physicists clearly intend to intensify this involvement. It is planned to make this workshop and school an annual event.
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The topics covered were: astrophysical plasma; fusion plasma; low temperature plasma; plasma processing and diagnostics; plasma modeling and fundamentals; plasma sources, applications and technology. The participants (total 32 of which 12 were students) were from Bulgaria, the European Commission, Japan; the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A. There were invited lectures, oral presentations and posters. All of the students participated with either oral or poster contributions.

The itinerant EFDA exhibition, the Fusion Expo, shows to the public the achievements and explains the activities carried out in Europe in the field of fusion. The forthcoming exhibitions until the end of 2005 are planned in:

Bucarest and Iasi – October 2005

Bratislava – November 2005

Tallinn and Tartu – November 2005

Vilnius – December 2005

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