The National UNESCO Club for Scientific Expeditions was founded in 1970 and is the first UNESCO club in Bulgaria.


In 1973 the club acquired the status of an official UNESCO club.
The activities were carried out under the patronage of the UNESCO Director-General, Mr. René Maheu, who personally sparked the idea for the club’s logo. The ceremony and the act of declaring the organization a UNESCO club were officially published in the approved final UNESCO programme documents.


In 1991, after an official recommendation from the Bulgarian National Commission for UNESCO, NCSE-UNESCO added to its name the “national” status (prior to that, the organization was known as a Scientific UNESCO Club) and ultimately became the official representative of the UNESCO Clubs Association in all international relations.


Since 1981 NCSE-UNESCO is a founder member and represents the Republic of Bulgaria in the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA) and since 2001 – in the European Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (EFUCA).

Since 1999 NCSE-UNESCO is co-organizer of the International Centre for Programmes and Projects in the Field of Education, Science and Culture, with activities hosted in the National Student House in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Throughout its long history NCSE-UNESCO has always acted with the full support and assistance of the Republic of Bulgaria’s National Commission for UNESCO.


The activities of NCSE-UNESCO target:

Development in line with the UNESCO principles of international cooperation and understanding

Conducting of scientific expeditions in Bulgaria and abroad

Preservation and promoting the Bulgarian natural and cultural-historical heritage

Organizing of various social and public activities with contribution in the field of education, science and culture.

Enhancing the qualification of its members though direct contacts with the rich national and world tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

Creating conditions for putting theory and practice together and assisting the vocational guidance and professional performance of its members.

Cooperation with other organizations, working in the field of education, science and culture.

Providing opportunity to university students to practically apply their newly acquired scientific and professional expertise.

In their essence NCSE-UNESCO scientific expeditions are unique within the World Federation Of UNESCO Clubs, Centres And Associations

Throughout its long history NCSE-UNESCO has conducted more than 300 youth science expeditions, forums, conferences and seminars, among them the internationally recognized Carthage (Tunisia), Cuba, Mozambique and Vietnam.

For years, NCSE-UNESCO maintained the most experienced non-professional group for underwater research, specialized in underwater archaeology and marine biology. One of the collections of Nessebar museum was gathered during NCSE-UNESCO scientific expeditions. Those expeditions’ results paved the way for listing Nessebar town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

NCSE-UNESCO is registered in accordance with the Non-profit Legal Entities Act



            The Management Board Chairman is Kristian Kalchev and Georgi Galabov is Secretary General. Both have been elected for a 5-year mandate by the General Assembly, held in November 2015. Kristian Kalchev and Georgi Galabov are registered in Sofia City Court – Company Department as individually representing NCSE-UNESCO.