I joined the team that founded Sofia Development Association in 2010 as Research and Development Director. For the past years I managed several international European projects in the area of urban development, innovations and cultural diversity. I was part of the expert teams who developed important strategic documents for the city of Sofia such as Sofia Culture Development Strategy 2012 – 2023 and Sofia Smart Specialization Strategy.
My 10-year experience of working in one of the most interesting European regions – the Balkans, not only enriched my language culture with “Balkan esperanto” but also developed my skills for conflict situations management, communication in multicultural environment and leaders training.
I graduated with MA in European Studies from Sofia University. Believing in lifelong learning I never stopped to develop new skills through different specialisations, such as Explaining Europe in the Regions: European decision-making, lobbying, AER Training Academy, Civil education and civil society development, IVLP, Department of State, USA.