We launched a crowdfunding initiative to give a chance to students from Eastern Europe researching on bats to attend EBRS 2017 in Donostia. The crowdfunding initiative piled up €911 through individual donations so we could grant the students who applied for the grant. Besides, the EBRS Organizers funded the registration fee, so the overall funding reached the initially expected €400/pax.
The students who got the grant are Nia Toshkova (Bulgaria), Ivana Budinski (Serbia) and Stanimira Deleva (Bulgaria).
We all are very grateful to the bat lovers who donated money and made it possible for these students to attend the Symposium.