FIRST® LEGO® League Plovdiv

The event is the largest Lego robotics festival held in 110 countries worldwide with millions of participants.

The first edition in Bulgaria is on July 8, 2023, in the Kolodrum Hall Plovdiv.

The best prepared 24 teams of students aged 10 to 16, selected from among 80 teams from 50 schools across the country, will compete in a Lego robot competition. For several months, under the guidance of their mentors, they worked diligently for the competition. An expert jury will have the final opinion on their mission results during the finals in Plovdiv.

This year's theme is Superpowers emphasizing renewable and traditional energy sources. The competition's mission follows the topic and its interpretations. 

A key objective of the FIRST® LEGO® League format is to foster children's and youth's curiosity and interest in robotics and the effective application of knowledge and skills gained while working with robots in real life. In addition, the festival seeks to involve parents as an important factor in the development of their children. Last but not least, the organization of the forum aims to put Bulgaria on the map of the global FIRST® LEGO® League community.

The public will also meet some of the most innovative high-tech companies in Bulgaria, join workshops and robot demonstrations, and enjoy a Lego fan zone, a music stage, and Lego exhibitions.

The event is free for all visitors.

Expect more details about the programme in the coming months.

The event is on Facebook here.

FIRST® and LEGO® joined forces in 1998 as pioneers in hands-on learning and robotics to create the FIRST® LEGO® League - The World Robotics Festival. It combines the world-renowned LEGO® elements and programming software with the unique FIRST® team experience. The goal is to introduce science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to students through fun and exciting hands-on learning.


The Plovdiv 2019 Foundation prepared Plovdiv's candidacy for the title and works for the implementation of the Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019 project and the implementation of Legacy programmes as part of the initiative.  The Foundation is a public non-governmental organization, established in 2011 by a decision of the Municipal Council of the city of Plovdiv.

The mission of the Center for Creative Training is to enhance the overall learning environment in Bulgaria through personalized technological solutions for educational institutions, innovative teacher training programs and resources, youth programs, and international projects. The Center for Creative Training is an official partner of LEGOⓇ Education in Bulgaria since 2020.

SAP has been a leader in business software development for the past 50 years with more than 110,000 employees in 140 locations worldwide. Established in 2000, the SAP development center in Sofia, SAP Labs Bulgaria, is one of the key strategic divisions of the company, where over 1,400 professionals work in the field of software development. SAP Labs Bulgaria has a well-developed CSR program and is the initiator of numerous training programmes in Bulgaria, within which experienced software professionals share their knowledge and expertise.

Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation supports civic leaders, groups, and organizations to work more effectively for their causes, target groups and communities

Professional Association for Robotics and Automation (PARA) presents Bulgarian successes in the field of robotics and automation to the world. The members of the association are Bulgarian technology companies, robotics clubs, scientific organizations, universities, academies, startup accelerators, technology parks, non-governmental organizations, and institutions with activities or interests in the field of robotics and automation.

Ucha v Plovdiv is an innovative educational portal with news, reports, interviews, and stories related to all levels of education - preschool, primary, secondary, and higher education plus real-life events and good practices. It gives voice to innovations that inspire the professional community, increase the quality of training, the exchange of ideas at the national and European levels, and leadership in education.

FIRST® LEGO® League is a project of the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation in partnership with the Center for Creative Learning, the SAP Development Center in Bulgaria, the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation, the Professional Association for Robotics and Automation (PARA), and the educational portal Ucha v Plovdiv

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