About Us

The BEST Foundation began in 2012 as BFL – the Bulgarian Forensics League. Today, as BEST (Bulgarian English Speech and Debate Tournaments), we’ve reached hundreds of students from schools all across Bulgaria. We provide an opportunity for the English language learners of Bulgaria to come together and pursue personal growth through English-language speech and debate.

To learn more about what we do and who we are, check out our mission and our history. You can also find information about our 2017-2018 tournaments and competition disciplines!  

Meet a few of the people who make BEST possible — our team, our partners, and our student leaders. Also, learn more about our impact on the lives of student, coaches, and volunteers through these testimonials

We send students abroad – our international speech and debate teams compete in Europe and the US.

BEST would not exist without the generous support of the Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange and the U.S. Embassy in Sofia.