About the European Institute
The European Institute is an independent policy centre, founded in April 1999 in response to Bulgaria’s increased efforts at speeding up the process of preparing for EU membership. EU accession is an overarching priority for Bulgaria and demands the concerted efforts of both government agencies and society at large. The mission of the European Institute is to support the efforts of governmental and non-governmental agencies to successfully prepare Bulgaria for EU membership through research, technical assistance, raising public awareness and training. Founders Amb. Stanislav Daskalov Nickolay E. Mladenov, MP Board of Trustees Dr. Vessela Stancheva (Chair)
Currently with Djingov, Gouginski, Kutchukov and Velichkov Law Firm, former Deputy Chair of the Securities and Stock Exchanges Commission (1996-98) Amb. Stanislav Daskalov
Head of the Bulgarian Delegation to the European Communities, former Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-94), Deputy Minister of Trade (1991-93) and Europe Agreement Chief Negotiator (1992) Amb. Jasmine Popova
Bulgarian Ambassador to Sweden, former Head of EU Integration Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-98) Venislav Iotov
Executive Director of AIG Bulgaria Ltd. Nickolay E. Mladenov, MP
Deputy Chair of the European Integration Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament, former Programme Director of the Open Society Foundation—Sofia (1996-98) and HD Projects Officer at the World Bank in Sofia (1998-99) Vladimir Kissiov
Former Chief Negotiator with the European Union on Bulgaria's EU Accession(2000-2001), and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999-2001) Core Staff Juliana Nikolova (Director)
Former Director of the EU and IFI Coordination Department at the Council of Ministers (2000-2001) and Deputy Minister of Industry (1997-1999) Lena Roussenova, Ph.D. (Chief Economist)
Former Chief Economist and Board Member of the Bulgarian National Bank (1996-97) and Economist at the World Bank in Sofia (1998-99) Lyubov Panayotova (Project Director)
Former Deputy Minister of Economy (1999-2001), Director of the European Integration Department at the Ministry of Industry (1999-2000) and Head of the Foreign Investments and Integration Department at the Ministry of Industry (1997-1999) Darina Kadunkova (Development Officer)
Former NGO Development Consultant at the Open Society Foundation - Sofia (1990-2000) and Programme Director at the C.E.G.A. Foundation (2000-2001) Daniela Penkova (Administrative Director)
Former Board Chair of the Young Women & Democracy Network, Amsterdam (1995) Djema Baruh (PR Officer)
PR Officer at the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education (1997-1999) and Chief of "Sessions Organizing" at the Council of Ministers (2000-2001) Peter Kirchev (Legal Adviser)
Lawyer, admitted to the Sofia BAR Association (1998), Associate at "Djingov Gouginski Kutchukov and Velichkov" Law Firm (1998), Executive Director of the "Bulgarian Association Of Phonographic Producers" (1999-2000), Chief expert at Directorate EInt. at the Council of Ministers (2001), Legal adviser at "Arsis Consulting" (2001 -2002) Magardich Hulian (Expert Agricultural Policy)
Major Agronomist at "Greenhouse Kaloianovo" LTD (1997-2001) and Chief of sector in Regional Service at the National Agricultural Advisory Service (2001-2003) Apostol Apostolov (Web Host and Support)
Student in "Applied Geophysics" at the University of Mining and Geology - Sofia Jordan Petrov
Project coordinator
Our Goals
Through its activities the European Institute aims to achieve the following goals: - Produce original and perceptive research on wider policy areas related to EU enlargement;

- Provide timely and useful policy advice on specific issues related to the accession process;

- Stimulate debate on EU enlargement and the costs and benefits of accession;

- Strengthen the capacity of stakeholders in the accession process to participate more actively in the process of preparing for EU membership.
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