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On the 10th of October, in the 224 audience of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", the International Scholarship Program of the German Bundestag (Internationales Parlaments Stipendium, IPS) was presented.

The reason for the event was the forthcoming election of candidates for the International Parliamentary Scholarship of 2017. The presentation of the IPS was made by the deputy of the Bundestag himself- Mr. Stefan Schwartze.

Every year the International Scholarship Program enables more than 100 scholars from 41 countries to get acquainted within five months with the parliamentary system of the Federal Republic of Germany, the political features and the democratic process of decision-making in the state. All expenses for travel and subsistence, as well as, the monthly scholarship of the selected youths are covered by the German parliament. The IPS-program has existed for 30 years, since 1995 it has included Bulgaria, and starting from this year there will be representatives of the Arab countries.

The initiative is under the patronage of the President of the German Bundestag, in cooperation with Humboldt, the Technical and the Free Universities in Berlin.

Information and photo provided by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bulgaria.