The Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association (CBGA) is a non-governmental, international scientific, non-political and non-profit-making union of geoscientists working in the Carpathian-Balkan mountains’ region and the surrounding areas.
The aim of CBGA is to promote and encourage collaborative cross-border fundamental and applied geological research, as well as training and specialization in the Carpathian-Balkan realm. This concerns virtually all fields of geosciences (including geophysics), their environmental implications and other related disciplines. In order to accomplish that aim, CBGA organizes congresses (one every four years run by one or several country members), establish Working Groups working on joint projects of specific scientific interest, stimulate and run discussions on crucial geological issues (geological processes, nomenclature, terminology, methodology etc.), and publishes various scientific materials (congress proceedings, maps, monographs etc.).
The official CBGA journals are Geologica Carpathica and Geologica Balcanica.
The 22 Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association is jointly organized by the CBGA Council and the Bulgarian National Organizing Committee.
CBGA 16 council members (alphabetical order after country) are:
Arjan Beqiraj (Albania)
Franz Neubauer (Austria; Past CBGA president)
Zehra Salkic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Irena Peytcheva (Bulgaria; President 2019-2022)
Ladislav Palinkas (Croatia)
Miroslav Bubík (Czech Republic)
Blazo Boev (RNMacedonia)
Alexandros Chatzipetros (Greece)
Géza Császár (Hungary)
Slobo Radusinovic (Montenegro)
Alfred Uchman (Poland)
Tudor Berza (Romania); since fall 2020: Calin Tamas
Ljupko Rundić (Serbia)
Milan Kohút (Slovakia)
Mirka Trajanova (Slovenia)
Myroslav Pavlyuk (Ukraine)
Irena Peytcheva, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, President of CBGA
Nikola Botusharov, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Vice-dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography, President of Bulgarian Geological Society
Radoslav Nakov, Director of Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Rositsa Nikolova, Director of Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Lubomir Metodiev, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Chief Editor of Geologica Balcanica
Boris Valchev, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Exploration, Chief Editor of Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society
Eugenia Tarassova, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Stefka Pristavova, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Faculty of Geology and Exploration
Svetlana Encheva, Director of the Earth and Man National Museum, Sofia
Kremena Dedelyanova, Chair of the Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy, Sofia
Margarita Yaneva, Public relations, Agricultural University Plovdiv
Rositsa Ivanova, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Secretary: email@example.com)