Contact Point Bulgaria

Elena Kostadinova

Expertise: Project manager with more than 15 years of experience in project management in manifold European projects and partnerships related to capacity-building, lifelong learning, networking, cooperation and exchange of good practices, sustainability and social entrepreneurship, etc. Through the years she has supported a variety of active NGOs in implementing their mission, by becoming part of their teams as a researcher, quality manager and marketing expert. With excellent communication skills and interests in intercultural relations and sustainbility, her current research interests refer to smart farming, green and circular economy, community development and many more.

Education:

MSc in Accountancy, University of Economics, Varna;

BA in Management, University of Economics, Varna

Contacts:
Email: dabs.projects@gmail.com
Tel.: +359 58 655 626

Violeta Dimitrova-Naydenova

Expertise: Project coordinator with more than 15 years of experience.

Education: Bachelor in Public Administration

Contacts:
Email: dabs.projects@gmail.com
Tel.: +359 58 655 626

COP Members

Proff. Vesselin Blagoev, PhD

Contributed to the development of the Blueprint for a regional brand and branding strategy

Background:

Vice Rector for Quality, Standards and Local Structures Director, Varna University of Management (VUM), Sofia

President and Editor-in-Chief of Businessweek Bulgaria, Chairman of the Bulgarian Marketing Association, Member of the American Marketing Association, since 1987, Member of the Board of the International Association for Management, Development in Dynamic Societies (CEEMAN), since 2003, Member of the National Council, National Association for International Relations (NAMO), Bulgaria, since 2000, Corresponding Member of the International Informatization Academy, Moscow, since 1994 Academic Degrees: PhD, Marketing, Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, MSc, Management, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, MSc, Applied Mathematics, Technical University of Sofia and University of Bucharest, Romania, BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Education:

PhD, Marketing, Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria;

MSc, Management, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria;

MSc, Applied Mathematics, Technical University of Sofia and University of Bucharest, Romania;

Field of work: Marketing, Management, Cross-cultural analysis, Leadership, Business games

Contacts:
Email: blagoev@iuc.bg
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Assist. proff. Desislava Petkova-Varadinova, PhD

Contributed to the development of the Inventory of logistic centers for wholesale and retail trade in sustainable delivered agricultural produce

Background: Associate Professor in Botany at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBER-BAS) for more than 30 years. Desislava Petkova is a researcher with a substantial experience in conducting research and studies (including data collection, categorization, analysis and / or interpretation) in the field of biodiversity (including food diversity), plant diversity, ecosystems, ethnobotany, etc. She also has experience as author and expert in national and international research projects, incl. organization and conducting of field research. Author and co-author of a vast number of scientific publications and member of scientific and experts’ boards, commissions, etc.

Education:

PhD in Botany

MSc in Biology

Contacts:
Email: dessidim3010@gmail.com
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Tsvetan Hristov, PhD

Contributed to the development of the Internet Platform

Background: Maintenance of the computer networks in the Department of Computer Systems and Technologies, and Development of WEB-based software products at the University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”

Education:

PhD in Computer Systems and Technologies;

MSc in Computer Systems and Technologies

Contacts:
Email: tsvetan.hristov@gmail.com
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Hristo Stoyanov, PhD

Contributed to the development of the Research crop models (Bulgaria)

Background:

Experience in research, development of crop models for selection and cultivation of agricultural crops, incl. pilot work, in his capacity of assistant and chief assistant at the Dobrudzha Agricultural Institute, General Toshevo for 4 years;

Development of forecasts and methods for increasing the yield and its components and reaction of plantations to the environment; Experience in observation, analysis and application of various technologies and models of cultivation of cultivated plants, incl. field experiments, in his work as a chief assistant at DAI, General Toshevo;

Author and co-author of scientific publications.

Education:

PhD in Agricultural sciences with a scientific specialty “Breeding and seed production of cultivated plants”;

MSc in Plant Protection;

MSc in Production of sowing and planting material;

MSc in Accounting

Contacts:
Email: dabs.projects@gmail.com
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Proff. Emil Penchev, PhD

Contributed to the development of the Research crop models (Bulgaria)

Background:

Over 38 years of work experience as a researcher in mathematical modeling and selection of cereals and technical crops at the Dobrudzha Agricultural Institute – General Toshevo;

Professional experience in research, studies, modeling, analysis and forecasting of the production and behavior of agricultural crops in his work as a professor at DAI and his own research activities, incl. author of scientific publications in the field of mathematical modeling in crop production.

Education:

Professor in Mathematical Modeling, professional field Plant-Growing;

PhD in General Agriculture

Contacts:
Email: dabs.projects@gmail.com
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Diana Valchanova

Contributed to the development of the Training course Entrepreneurship in CSA

Background: Deputy Director of Private High School “Rayko Tsonchev”

Curriculum developer with a vast experience in the education management. Programme Director and member of the Educationional-Methodic Council at a VET Center.

Education: Master in History and Geography Sciences, Post-graduation qualification in Education Management

Contacts: 
Email: dabs.projects@gmail.com
Tel.: –

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