Dr. Zora Popova (Bulgaria)

Senior Research Associate

Dr Zora Popova obtained her PhD degree from the University of Bath, UK. The focus of her research thesis “The role of social capital for post-ethnic-conflict reconstruction (Bosnia and Herzegovina)” is on the problem of re-building disintegrated societies. Zora Popova also has an MA degree in Cultural studies from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria (2000) and an MA degree in Southeast European Studies from the University of Athens, Greece (2001).

Dr Popova has professional experience as a researcher and as a public policy analyst. She has been involved in number of research projects on topics like the New Security Challenges, Rise of the Extreme Right in Europe, Charismatic Leadership, Bulgaria and the European Political Values, etc. Between 2008 and 2012 she worked as an expert in the Unit for Alternative Prognoses, Analyses and Actions at the Administration of the President of Republic of Bulgaria. Since 2010 she has been an associate analyst and regular contributor to the online media for political, social and economic analyses ARGUMENTI.BG.

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21 March 2017

ECMI Senior Research Associate Dr. Zora Popova is attending the non-discrimination roundtable at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria. 

29 October 2016 - 04 November 2016

A delegation from Western Balkans visits Schleswig-Holstein within the frameworks of the project "From Schleswig-Holstein to Western Balkans: sharing practices on access to social rights for vulnerable groups". Implemented jointly by the ECMI and the FUEN, the project is part of a joint initiative of the GIZ and the Schleswig-Holstein State Chancellery. Read more details about the project.

19 April 2016 - 22 April 2016

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy and Senior Research Associate Dr. Zora Popova attend the HCNM conference on the Hague recommendations in the Hague. 

18 February 2016 - 19 February 2016

ECMI Senior Resaerch Associate Dr. Zora Popova attends the Directorate-General Justice meeting on Roma issiues in Brussels. 

14 January 2016 - 16 January 2016

ECMI Senior Research Associate Dr. Zora Popova holds meetings with the EURAC representstives in Bolzano, Italy. 

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