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Schoolchildren from 5th and 6th grades at Tsar Simeon I Primary School and 3rd Angel Kanchev Elementary School presented to their parents in the hall of the Youth Centre in Varna the lessons learned in the educational project entitled Cibermagicians. Duri

30 July 2019

Public lecture entitled "Opportunities for Conflict Management in the Public Sphere" was presented by the lecturer of Varna Free University Assoc. Prof. Ivanka Bankova, PhD. It considered the specific features of conflicts as an inevitable constituent of social development and the public sphere. Subjects of administrative conflict have regulated relationships and may interact with each other within the framework of rules and regulations laid down.
The lecture emphasized that conflicts are a condition that can block or disrupt progress, but it can also stimulate radical positive changes in society and its administrative system.
Assoc. Prof. Bankova presented opportunities for successful management of conflict prerequisites in administrative organizations by improving communication and awareness, introducing digitalisation of administration and network management.
Mediation is an alternative way of resolving administrative disputes. According to Assoc. Prof. Bankova, there is a need for the application of skills and tactics for transformative mediation in resolving deep contradictions with external manifestations other than the administrative conflict and adversely affecting the work of the administrative structures.
The public lecture is related to the occupation of the academic position of “Associate Professor” by Assoc. Prof. Ivanka Bankova, PhD and on the grounds of Art. 28 of the Higher Education Act. Assoc. Prof. Bankova is a lecturer in the Faculty of International Economics and Administration and head of the master's degree programmes in Sports Management and Infrastructure of Administration at Varna Free University.