Mission

The BEST (Bulgarian English Speech and Debate Tournaments) Foundation provides the English-language learners of Bulgaria an opportunity to come together in a language-immersive and intellectual community, in pursuit of personal growth through English language speech and debate. We empower students to think critically, express themselves creatively, and engage in a wider global community. Through our program, participants can expect to enhance their English language skills, confidence, and leadership potential.

The BEST Foundation, formerly known as the Bulgarian Forensics League, was founded in 2013 by six Fulbright English teachers. We wish to redefine “best”; we see success as a process that extends beyond an award ceremony.

In the BEST community, we value collaboration among schools, hard work and self-improvement. We welcome all students to take part in our tournaments. Our goal is to support and encourage any and all coaches, teachers, or students to form meaningful relationships and create a dynamic community that truly cares about the success and the future of Bulgaria.