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Montessori Europe Congress 2018

5-7 October 2018

Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia Hotel Balkan

Inside the Montessori classroom inspiring best practices

The next Montessori Europe congress will take place in Sofia from October 5th to 7th, 2018 and will be organized in co-operation with the Association Institute Montessori Bulgaria.

Dr. Maria Montessori’s work was not aimed at creating accelerated learning, better grades, or precocious children. Her desire was to support the development of the whole child, the whole human being – not to isolate certain cognitive powers of the human being and build an educational system based solely on these.

Building up on the brilliance of the Montessori education for supporting the children’s development, Montessori Europe devotes its next congress to the best practices of Montessori classroom. The main objective is to gather, share and exchange experiences and ideas and to extend the people knowledge of Montessori education. The theme this year chosen for this Montessori event is “Inside the Montessori classroom – inspiring best practices”.

The annual event of Montessori Europe will be highly valuable for extending people’s knowledge of Montessori education and exchanging experiences and ideas. Aiming strengthening the community across Europe, providing networking opportunities, inspiration and refreshment, the forthcoming event will be a European forum for sharing and conversation of best practices inspired by the Montessori practice.

The program includes research-based knowledge presented by internationally recognized scientists, the expertise of world-class trainers and inspiring educators. As part of the forthcoming event will be covered all the aspects of classroom practice, such as managing the group, facilitating individual and small group activities, providing effective and accurate feedback and practicing observation skills. Experiences of teachers and research results will be presented. Meetings, forums and discussions will focus on practitioners’ experiences at all age levels of Montessori education. This European forum will discuss how to support the development of children with special needs. The debates will concern all participants of the education process: pupils, teachers, parents, teacher trainers.

This year in Sofia (Bulgaria) Montessori international event will be organised by Montessori Europe in partnership with Association Institute Montessori Bulgaria, affiliated to AMI. Montessori education in Bulgaria is still very young and the Montessori Europe congress will hopefully be supportive in strengthening the position of the Montessori pedagogy in Bulgaria.

About the organiser

It is Montessori Europe’s mission to be a hub for Montessori education in Europe. Montessori Europe organizes networking, collaboration, exchange, mutual support and wants to create synergy and to increase motivation.

About the hosting organisation

Institute Montessori Bulgaria is the only national organisation in Bulgaria that is affiliated society of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori as custodian of the history of the Montessori movement, responsible for articulating Montessori philosophy and practice clearly.

Partners and Supporting organisations

About the Congress

Organisation Team

The members of the Programme committee

Mirjam Stefels, President of Montessori Europe
Dr. Beata Bednarczuk, Vice President of Montessori Europe
Christian Grune, Board member of Montessori Europe and Chairman of the Montessori Foundation in Berlin
Anna-Mariya Yotsova, Founder of Association Institute Montessori Bulgaria, affiliated to AMI

The members of the local congress organisational committee

Mirjam Stefels, President of Montessori Europe
Anna-Mariya Yotsova, Founder of Association Institute Montessori Bulgaria, affiliated to AMI
Anna Goumas, Cofounder of Association Institute Montessori Bulgaria, affiliated to AMI
Dima Chakarova, Cofounder of Association Institute Montessori Bulgaria, affiliated to AMI
Diana Manova, Principal and Cofounder of Montessori Children’s House, AMI guide
Antoniya Gerasimova, AMI Primary guide, Montessori Children’s House
Veselina Stoicheva, Principal of Montessori Hi Pre-School
Miroslava Ivanova, Montessori teacher
Miroslava Nikolova, Head teacher Primary Program of Otkrivatel Montessori School, AMI guide 3-6
Tsveta Borisova, Principal of  Tsvetna Gradina Montessori
Elena Dimitrova, MCI Montessori teacher

If you would like to support the organisation of the congress and contribute, please e-mail us: office@imontessori.bg.