Dr. Zora Popova (Bulgaria)

ECMI Senior Analyst

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.

Email | Phone: +49 (0)4 61 14 14 9-24 | Fax: +49 (0)4 61 14 14 9-19


11 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

ECMI team delivers a course on European Politics and National Minorities at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgystan. Read more here

29 May 2018

ECMI Senior Research Associate Dr. Zora Popova participates in a conference on 'Roma inclusion: where we stand and where we are going to?'

The conference is organized by Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Sofia, Bulgaria.

15 May 2018

ECMI Senior Research Associate Dr. Zora Popova takes part in a High Level Conference on Economic and social cohesion in the Western Balkans, jointly organized by TAIEX and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Sofia, Bulgaria.

18 April 2018

ECMI Senior Research Associate Dr. Zora Popova takes part in a Roundtable ‘National minorities and the local self-government (LSG) reform in Ukraine: opportunities for social-economic cohesion’. The event is organized by U-LEAD in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

08 March 2018

ECMI team conducts pilot trainings for teachers in Kiel, Germany. The teacher trainings are conducted within the framework of the Teaching in Diversity Project. Read more

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