Dr. Momchil Stanishev, Ph.D
Director of the Association for the Promotion of Agricultural Cooperation between China and the Central and Eastern European countries
Mr. Stanishev holds a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in International Relations with a specialization in International Organizations and Multilateral Diplomacy from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Organization of Labour at the University of National and World Economy. Dr. Stanishev also studied at the University of Porto, Portugal, where he specialized in Psychology and Management. In addition, he graduated the Strategic Management Course at Rakovski National Defence College. He upgrades his qualifications with training for executives from CEE at the Lech Kaczyński National School of Public Administration, Poland.
He has extensive professional experience in the field of international cooperation, work on foreign economic issues, realization of business opportunities in the country and promotion of the investment climate, acquired in the private and public sector, including also expertise in this field from working in non-governmental organizations.
Apart from this, he has also coordinated a number of international business forums and conferences on topics related to change management and leadership, sectoral cooperation, as well as start-ups development.
He is also the initiator of the first “Accelerator Program for start-ups in the field of agriculture between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe”.
Dr. Stanishev has extensive experience in the implementation, management and coordination of research and practical projects under European programs. He is author of articles, publications and researches in the field of leadership, development of startups and organizational changes, both in the country and abroad.
Expert at the Association for the Promotion of Agricultural Cooperation between China and the Central and Eastern European Countries
Venislav Emilov is 25 years old with a bachelor’s degree in ,,International Relations’’, graduated from the University of National and World Economy. Currently upgrading with a master’s degree in “National Security”.
The interests of Venislav Emilov are related to international processes in the field of politics and economics. Other interests are social networks, Venislav has completed training courses and internships on “Social networks in the public sector”, “Digital transformation”, “Youth dialogue for participation in governance” and others.
He has extensive experience in organizing international conferences, delegations, international fairs, festivals, etc.
Venislav has experience in working with software and programs for graphic design.
He speaks English and Russian.
Expert at the Association for Promotion of Agricultural Cooperation between China and the countries of Central and East Europe
Emil Mirchev has a BSc in Political Science from Leiden University and MSc in Conflict Resolution and Governance from University of Amsterdam. Meanwhile, he studies law at the South Western University of Bulgaria.
He has experience in international cooperation through his role at the APACCCEEC as well as his internship at European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation. Additionally, his skillset includes quantitative and qualitative methods in political analyses which he developed during his studies and his time as a research assistant at Leiden University.
The role of Emil Mirchev at the Association includes a variety of activities such as interinstitutional cooperation, analysis of the status of the agricultural sector of the CEE countries, and collaboration with SME from Bulgaria. He has worked on “Accelerator Program for start-ups in the field of agriculture between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe” as well as other projects of the APACCCEEC.