Assoc. Prof. Siyka Kovacheva, Phd


Phone: 032 / 261 491
E-mail: siykakovacheva@gmail.com
Address: 21 Kostaki Peev Street, fl. 1, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Visiting hours:

Field of the scientific qualification

Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History

Education

Habilitation

                2011, University of Plovdiv, Sociology and Social Policy

     PostGraduate Diploma

                1992, Central European University, Prague, Czech Republic, Programme ‘Society and Politics'

PhD:

                1989, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Sociology

     Master:

                1981, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Sociology

Professional experience

Professional experience:

      Occupied lecturer's duties at this stage:

From 2011 to now, Associated Professor, Sociology and Social Policy, in the Department of Applied and Institutional Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy and History

From 1983 to 2011, Assistant Professor of Sociology, in the Department of Applied and Institutional Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy and History

      Administrative-management experience:

From 2013 to now, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History

From 2011 to now – member of the Attestation Commission of Faculty of Philosophy and History

Memberships


Memberships in professional scientific associations, federations, commissions, societies and others:

Advisory Board of Research Committee 34 of the International Sociological Association; British Sociological Association, European Sociological Association, Bulgarian Sociological Association

Have a command of languages

                Bulgarian (mother tongue), English, Russian, Serb, Czech

Publications

Books:

Books

Petar-Emil Mitev and Siyka Kovacheva 2014 Young People in European Bulgaria. A Sociological Portrait 2014. Sofia: Freidrich Ebert Foundation, 199 p., ISBN978-954-2979-23-4 (published also in Bulgarian, ISNB 978-954-2979-21-0).

Ondrej Barta, Josef Bocek, Jan Husak and Siyka Kovacheva 2014 Mladí lidé a veřejné politiky v České republice, Prague: Open Society Foundation, 199 p., ISBN 978-80-87725-23-8.

 

Chapters in books, articles in journals and papers at conferences:

 ‘Young people's values in times of social insecurity', Collected Papers from the International Conference ‘Times of uncertainty and risks: possibilities and perspectives for development', Plovdiv, Plovdiv University Press, 2015, pp. 310-319.

‘Models for reconciliation of work and family life', in Shopov, A. (ed.) Family Relations in a Changing World. Sofia: SIBI, 2014, pp. 134-155.

‘Young people in search of a work-family balance', (with S. Kabaivanov) in Deliyanni, V. (Ed.) Changing landscapes for childhood and youth in Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp. 61-85.

‘Overview of the Implementation of the EU Youth Strategy in the Field of Employment', Slovak Journal of Political Sciences, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 5-23.

‘Factors of work-family conflict – results from an international comparative research project in eight European countries', Proceedings of the International Conference Psychological Intervention and Prevention of Work-Family Conflict, Sofia, 19-20 September 2013, Emayvi Consult, pp. 98-107.

‘Youth Housing and Family in Europe', paper presented at the "Youth in 2020 – The Future of Youth Policies in Europe" Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 1-3 October 2013.

‘Cultural changes in the biographical constructions of young adults in Bulgaria', paper presented at the 12th Nordic Youth Research Symposium (NYRIS) 'Changing Societies and Cultures: Youth in the Digital Age' in Tallinn, Estonia, 12–14 June 2013.

 

Carmen Leccardi, Carles Feixa, Siyka Kovacheva, Herwig Reiter, Tatjana Sekulić (eds) 2012 1989 - Young people and social change after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 207 p., ISBN 978-92-871-7183-2.

Lynne Chisholm, Siyka Kovacheva, Maurizio Merico (Eds.) 2011 European Youth Studies: Integrating research, policy and practice. E-Reader, Innsbruck: MA EYS consortium, 371 p., ISBN: 978-3-9503144-9-6.

Work-Life Balance: Young Working Parents between Opportunities and Constraints 2010, Sofia: East-West, 411 p., ISBN 978-954-321-775-5.

Demokratická kultura v Čechách: Občanská kultura, éthos a vlastenectví ze srovnávacího pohledu. (Democratic Culture in the Czech Republic. Civic political culture, civility and civic nationalism in comparative perspective) (with Klicperová-Baker, M. Feierabend, I. K., Kovacheva, S., Titarenko, L, Košťál, J., Hofstetter, C. R.)  Praha: Academia, 2009.

Civil Society, Citizenship and Civic Participation in Bulgaria. (with S. Videv, P.-E. Mitev, G. Koleva and N. Tilkidjiev), Plovdiv: Makros, 2006.

Democratic Citizenship in Comparative Perspective. (with M. Klicperova-Baker, L. Titarenko, I. Feierabend and C. Hofstetter), San Diego: San Diego State University, 2003, 178 p.

Exploring the European Youth Mosaic. The social situation of young people in Europe (with Lynne Chisholm), Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 2002.

Keys to Youth Participation in Eastern Europe, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 2000 (published also in French).

Sinking or Swimming in the Waves of Transformation? Young People and Social Protection in Central and Eastern Europe, Youth Forum, Brussels, 2000.

Youth Unemployment in Bulgaria in Comparative Perspective - The Problem and Its Solutions, Plovdiv: Georgy Vanchev, 1999.

Youth in Society. The Construction and Deconstruction of Youth in East and West Europe (with C. Wallace), London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Structural Change of Bulgarian Universities: The Impact of Foreign Intervention, Sofia: Liberal Initiative, 1998.

 

Edited journals:

Work-Life Dilemmas: Changes in Work and Family Life in the Enlarged Europe. (ed.) Sociological Problems. Special Issue. 2008, Vol. IL, 216 p.

 

Chapters in books, articles in journals and papers at conferences:

‘The Innovation Group – A method for research and change in organizational culture', Ivanov, I. et al (eds.) Research Methods and technologies in Economic and Social Sciences. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2012, pp. 181-190.

‘An overview of work-life balance issues in Bulgaria' (co-author S. Kabaivanov), Work-Life Balance Working Group Newsletter, Vol. 3, Winter 2012, pp. 9-12.

‘Changes in youth transitions to parenthood in Bulgaria: Challenges to youth and family policies', in M. Hahn-Bleibtreu and M. Molgat (eds) 2012 Youth Policy in a Changing World: From Theory to Practice. Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. 115-134.

‘Changing times, changing lives: the social construction of youth and its public images in Bulgaria before and after 1989', in Carmen Leccardi, Carles Feixa, Siyka Kovacheva, Herwig Reiter, Tatjana Sekulić (eds) 2012 1989 - Young people and social change after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, pp. 45-58.

‘Young People's Access to Social Rights', paper presented at the Symposium on Well-being of Young People in Eastern Europe and Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia, 11-12 June 2012.

‘Managing Uncertainty in Young People's Transitions to Adulthood in Bulgaria', Sociologija (Belgrade, ISSN 0038-0318) Vol. LIV, No 2, 2012, pp. 245-262.

‘The rising job insecurity and its impact on the quality of life and work', in M. Sotirova (ed.) 2012 Economic Aspects and Social Consequences of the Global Crisis. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, pp. 168-179.

‘Comparing transitions to motherhood across contexts' (co-authors Ann Nilsen, Maria das Dores Guirreiro and Janet Smithson), in Ann Nilsen, Julia Brannen and Suzan Lewis (eds) 2012 Transitions to parenthood in Europe. A comparative life course perspective. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 41-66.

‘Comparing transitions to fatherhood across contexts' (co-authors Lars Plantin, Margareta Back-Wiklund and Maria das Dores Guirreiro), in Ann Nilsen, Julia Brannen and Suzan Lewis (eds) 2012 Transitions to parenthood in Europe. A comparative life course perspective. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 67-88.

‘Supports and constraints for parents: a gendered cross-national perspective' (co-authors Janet Smithson, Suzan Lewis, Laura den Dulk, Bram Peper and Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes), in Ann Nilsen, Julia Brannen and Suzan Lewis (eds) 2012 Transitions to parenthood in Europe. A comparative life course perspective. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 89-106.

‘Comparative European Perspective in a Sociological Study of Working Parents in Bulgaria', paper presented at the Problems and Policies of Balancing Work and Family Life Conference, Sofia, 17 March 2012.

‘The social construction of youth and the triangle between youth research, youth policy and youth work', (co-authors Lynne Chisholm, Maurizio Merico, Maurice Devlin, David Jenkins, Andreas Karsten) in Lynne Chisholm, Siyka Kovacheva, Maurizio Merico (Eds.) 2011 European Youth Studies: Integrating research, policy and practice. E-Reader, Innsbruck: MA EYS consortium, pp. 11-44.

‘Youth participation – A view from Eastern Europe', paper presented at the European-North American Conference on Youth Participation, Vienna, 22-24 September 2011.

‘Changes in youth transitions to parenthood – challenges to youth and family policies', paper presented at the 10th European Sociological Association Conference ‘Social Relations in Turbulent Times', Geneva, 7-10 September 2011.

‘The Institutional Context of the Quality of Life in Europe' (co-authors A. van Doorne-Huiskes and A. Anttila), in M. Back-Wiklund; T. Van der Lippe, L. Den Dulk and A. van Doorne-Huiskes (Ed.) Quality of Life and Work in Europe: Theory, Policy, Practice. Basingstokes: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 32-54.

Work and Family in Bulgaria', Network News, Sloan Work and Family Research Network, Boston, Issue July-August 2011, http://wfnetwork.bc.edu/The_Network_News/81/corner.htm

‘Work-Life Dilemmas in the Enlarged Europe', in T. Boje and M. Potucek (eds) Social Rights, Active Citizenship, and Governance in the European Union. Baden-Baden: NOMOS, 2011, pp. 75-90.

‘Policy Dilemmas for a Work-Life Balance', in: Hojer, I. And S. Hojer (Eds.) Familj, vardagsliv och modernitet. Gothenburg: Intellecta Infolog, 2011, pp. 51-66.

‘Work-Family Balance', in N. Tilkidziev & L. Dimova (eds) 2010 Welling and Trust: Bulgaria in Europe? Comparative Analysis of European Social Survey (ESS) – 2006-2009. Sofia: East-West, pp. 155-176.

‘Policy support for young working parents in Europe', paper presented at the XVII World Congress of Sociology, ISA, Gothenburg, Sweden, 11-17 July 2010.

‘Changing Policies and Practices in Support of Young working Parents in Europe'  , paper presented at the International Conference ‘Children and Youth in Changing Societies', Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-4 December 2010.

‘Problems and perspectives in front of the quality of labour of the employed in the service sector in Bulgaria' (co-author Stanimir kabaivanov), Sociological Problems. 2009, Vol. L, No. 1-2, p. 330-356.

‘From "sip of happiness" to prolonged period of "storm and stress" – youth and its social construction before and after 1989', paper presented at Young People and Social Change after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Anniversary seminar of youth research, policy and practice, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, November 20, 2009.

‘Old and New Actors in Bulgarian Family Policy' (co-author Stanimir kabaivanov), in Katya Hristova-Valcheva (Ed.) New Actors in a New Environment: Accession to the European Union, Civil Society and Multi-Level Governance, Sofia: BECSA, 2009, pp. 104-130.

‘Changing youth images in public debates in post-communist Bulgaria and their interplay with youth theories and youth policies', Forum 21, European Journal on Child and Youth Research, vol. 3(6), 2009, pp. 94-101.

‘Actors' Perspectives on Balancing Work and Life', paper presented at the CINEFOGO conference ‘Social Capital, Participation and Citizenship in Europe', held in Brussels, Belgium, 16-17 June 2009.

‘Institutional Context of the Quality of Life in Europe' (co-authors J. van Doorne-Huiskes, A. Anttila), paper presented at the Third International Community, Work and Family Conference, held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, May 16-18, 2009.

‘Work-Life Dilemmas in the Enlarged Europe', paper presented at the final CINEFOGO Conference ‘Social Rights, Active Citizenship and Governance in the European Union', held in Brussels, Belgium, 17-18 March 2009.

‘Organisational social capital and its role in support of working parents - The case of a public social assistance agency in Bulgaria', in S. Lewis, J. Brannen and A. Nilsen (eds.) Work, Families and Organisations in Transition:  A European Perspective. Bristol: Policy Press, 2009, pp. 63-78.

‘Youth Transitions and Family Support in Post-communist Societies', in R. Rauty (ed.) Youth, Control, Citizenship, Social Reproduction. Lessons and Debates in the University of Salerno. 2008, Salerno: Rubbettino, pp. 65-98.

‘Combining Work and Family Life in Young People's Transitions to Adulthood in Bulgaria', In S. Kovacheva (Ed.) 2008 Work-Life Dilemmas: Changes in Work and Family Life in the Enlarged Europe. Sociological Problems. Special Issue. Vol. IL, pp. 174-192.

‘Work-Life Balance of Employees in Bulgarian Service Sector Companies' (with Stanimir Kabaivanov), CALITATEA VIEŢII, XIX, nr. 1–2, 2008, p. 3–31, Bucharest.

‘Integrating Work and Family Life in Bulgaria – the Interplay of Individual Strategies and Organisational Supports (with Stanimir Kabaivanov), paper presented at the 4th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations, Lillehammer, Finland, 24-27 September 2008.

‘Changing youth images in public debates in post-communist Bulgaria', paper presented at the Forum of the International Sociological Association, Barcelona, Spain, 4-7 September 2008.

‘Types of Family Social Capital in Bulgaria and Their Role for Young People's Transition from School to Work', paper presented at NYRIS, Lillehammer, June 13-15 2008.

‘‘Satisfaction with work-family balance' (with Stanimir Kabaivanov and Polina Manolova), in S. Vasilev (Ed.) Yearbook of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists, 2008, vol. X, pp. 289-296.

‘Change and Continuity in Bulgaria's Policies of Work-Life Balance in Comparative Perspective', paper presented at the international conference ‘Social Policies and Social Citizenship Rights: Change and Continuity in Europe', Paris, 14-16 February 2008.

‘Social Prerequisites for the Formation of European identity' (with Stanimir Kabaivanov), in J. Zaharieva and K. Nikolov 2007 From the Rome Treaties to the Future of the European Union: Constitution, Civic Participation, Identities. Sofia: BECSA, pp. 111-134.

‘Balancing work and family life in young people's transitions to adulthood', paper presented at the international workshop "Work-Life Balance in Europe: Possibilities and Constraints", Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 4-5 February 2008.

‘Satisfaction with work-family balance' (with Stanimir Kabaivanov and Polina Manolova), paper presented at the yearly session of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists, Plovdiv, 16 November 2007.

Comparative Report on the Institutional Context of Work and Quality of Life. (with Stanimir Kabaivanov and Tsvetan Andreev), Utrecht: University of Utrecht, 2007, 102 p.

Country specific forms of social capital as explanatory factors of civic participation' (with Neli Demireva), paper, presented at the workshop ‘Civic Participation across Europe', Vienna, 20-21 September 2007.

‘Combining work and family life under post-communism', paper presented at the 8th Conference of the European Sociological Association ‘Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society', Glasgow, 3-6 September 2007.

‘European Citizenship and European Identity – Citizens' Rights, Participation and Cultures in Europe', paper presented at the CINEFOGO Midterm Conference ‘European Citizenship – Challenges and Consequences', Roskilde, 1-3 June 2007.

‘Disadvantage in youth transitions: constellations and policy dilemmas' (with Axel Pohl), In H. Colley, P. Boetzelen, B. Hoskins and T. Parveva (eds.) Social inclusion and young people: breaking down the barriers. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, 2007, pp. 31-42.

‘Women's Strategies to Achieve Work/Life Integration in the Face of Masculinisation of Culture' paper presented at the Community, Work and Family Conference, Lisbon, April 2007.

Constelaciones de desventaja y dilemmas politicos en las transiciones de jovenes  Bulgaria, Revista de estudios de juventud, Vol. 77, June 2007, pp. 49-66.

‘Constructing a European Socio-Structural Identity' (co-author N. Tilkidziev) CINEFOGO Working Paper No. 4.10, 2006, http://www.cinefogo.org/publications/working-papers (ISSN 1903-4059)

‘Social report: Constellations of Disadvantage and Policy Dilemmas in Youth transitions from School to Work in Bulgaria', In: Social Work and Society 2006, Vol. 4, Issue 2, http://www.socwork.net/2006/2/socialreports/kovacheva

‘Social Change, Family Support, and Young Adults in Europe' (with Andy Biggart), in M. du Bois-Reymond and L. Chisholm (Eds.) The Modernisation of Youth Transitions in Europe. Wiley Periodicals, Number 113, Fall 2006, pp. 49-62.

‘Social capital and civic participation – observation upon civil society in Bulgaria' (with G. Koleva) in M. Stoyanova (ed.) European Integration – Challenges in front of the Balkan Sociologists. Sofia: UNSS, 2006, pp. 204-208.

‘Development of Young People's Civic Participation in East Central Europe', CSA Sociological Abstracts, 2006, http://elabs7.com/

‘Youth transitions and family support in a transforming social context –Reflections from the New Member States', In: W. Lutz, R. Richter and C. Wilson (Eds) The New Generations of Europeans. Demography and Families in the Enlarged European Union. London and Sterling, VA:Earthscan, 2006, pp.145-176.

‘Quality of Life in a Changing Europe. Bulgarian national report on Socio-Economic Trends and Welfare Policies', In: Kovacheva, S. et al (2006) National reports on Socio-Economic Trends and Welfare Policies. Utrecht, the Netherlands: Utrecht University, pp. 195-238.

‘Group Membership and Social Trust as Aspects of Social Capital in Bulgaria' (with Neli Demireva), paper presented at the international workshop ‘Differences in Social Participation and Civic Cultures across Europe', Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 16-16 December 2006.

‘The CINEFOGO project and the challenges of networking', paper presented at the ESF MOCEE expert meeting ‘Promoting the Internationalisation of Social Sciences in the CEE Countries', 11-12 December 2006, Budapest, Hungary.

‘Young People's Values in Post-Communist Bulgaria - Change and Continuity', paper presented at the workshop ‘Values for the Creative Economy: The Role of Education', Zadar, Croatia, 9-12 November 2006.

‘Constructing a European Socio-Structural Identity' (with Nikolai Tilkidjiev), paper presented at the international conference ‘European Identities', Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-23 September 2006.

‘Cultural Peculiarities in the Formation of Social Capital and Modes of Civic Participation in Bulgaria' (with G. Koleva), ‘National Cultures and European Identity' International Conference, Blagoevgrad, May 8-9, 2006, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

‘Youth Unemployment – Living Experiences and Expectations of Young People in Two Local Labour Markets in Bulgaria', paper presented at the ILO research and policy seminar, Blagoevgrad, 16.02.2006.

‘Youth and Citizenship in Eastern Europe', In: L. Sherrod (Ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Youth Activism. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2006, Vol. 1 (A-J), pp. 222-225.

'Changing Cultures in Changing Workplaces: UK and Bulgaria Compared', Sociological Problems, Special Issue. The Socioeconomic Cultures on the Balkans - Sustainability and Change. 2005 (with S. Lewis and N. Demireva) pp. 62-81.

‘Reflections on the Situation of Youth Research in Central and Eastern Europe', In: L. Machacek (ed.) The Central European Dimension of Youth Research. Trnava: UCM, 2005, pp. 73-80.

‘Youth research in Europe' (with H. Helve and C. Leccardi), In: Helve, H. and G. Holm (Eds.) Contemporary Youth Research. Local Expressions and Global Connections. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, pp.15-32.

‘Becoming a Working Parent in Post-Communist Bulgaria', paper presented at the methodological seminar of Thomas Coram Research Unit, University of London, 25-26 November 2005.

‘Risks in Youth Transitions in Europe: Constellations of Disadvantage and Policy Dilemmas', paper presented at the Japan-EU Seminar on Youth, London, UK, 22-24 November 2005.

‘Will youth rejuvenate the patterns of political participation?', In: Forbig, J. (Ed.) Revisiting youth political participation. Challenges for research and democratic practice in Europe. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, 2005, pp. 19-28.

‘Requirements for coordinated and integrated policy for disadvantaged youth', paper presented at the international seminar ‘Tackling Youth Disadvantage in Europe', Brussels, 15-16 September 2005.

‘Youth political participation – a challenge to theory and research', paper presented at the Bulgarian-German seminar on socio-political participation of young people in the democratic process, Sofia, 18-19 November 2005, Youth Studies Foundation.

‘European Youth Policy and the Challenges to Bulgaria', P.-E. Mitev (Ed.) The New Young. Bulgarian Youth and the European Perspective. Sofia: East-West, 2005, pp. 325-356.

‘Strategies on Work-Family Balance. Portugal and Bulgaria: Two countries in Transition', paper presented at the GWO conference, Keele, UK, June 2005.

‘The Effects of Job Insecurity on New Parents' Decisions about Paid and Family Work (UK and Bulgaria)', (Co-authors Sue Lewis, Janet Smithson and Bram Peper), paper presented at the GWO conference, Keele, UK, June 2005.

‘Job Insecurity and Work-Family Boundaries in Changing European Organisations' (Co-authors Sue Lewis, Janet Smithson) paper presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual conference, Los Angeles, USA. April 2005.

‘Changing Work-Life Expectations and Organisational Cultures in European Workplaces: UK and Bulgaria Compared' (co-authors Suzan Lewis and Neli Demireva), paper presented at the international conference ‘Community, Work and Family: Change and Transformation', Manchester, UK 16-18 March 2005 (included in the Proceedings of the Community, Work and Family Conference 2005, ISSN 1359-9089).

‘Some Dimensions of Working Time Flexibility in Bulgaria' (co-author Tatiana Pancheva), In: S. Vasilev (ed.) Proceedings of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists, Plovdiv, 2005, Vol. V, pp. 205-212.

‘Potential for Workplace Flexibility in Bulgaria'(co-author Tatiana Pancheva), In: S. Vasilev (ed.) Proceedings of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists, Vol. V, Plovdiv, 2005, pp. 212-218.

Changing Youth Transitions in Post-Communist Societies, paper presented at the international seminar ‘Youth: An Uncertain Future? To Be Young in the New Century', Salerno, Italy, 18-19 February, 2005.

‘The Role of Family Social Capital in Young People's Transition from School to Work in Bulgaria', Sociologija, Beograd, 2004, Vol. XLVI, No. 3, pp. 211-226.

‘The role of family social capital for young people's transition from school to work in Bulgaria', paper presented at the international conference ‘Social Capital, Its Relevance and Implications for Local Communities', Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, October 23 2004.

‘Youth transitions and family support in a transforming social context –Reflections from the New Member States', paper presented at the seminar "Europe's Coming Generations", organised by the EU Observatory on the Social Situation, Demography and the Family in Brussels on 27-28 September 2004.

‘Flexibilidad y seguridad: el supuesto dilema de las policitas de transition' (with Barbara Stauber and Harm van Lieshout), Riviesta de estudios de juventod 65, Junio 2004, pp.99-114.

‘La participation civique des jeunes en Europe centrale et orientale', In: M. Vultur (dir.) Les jeunes en Europe centrale et orientale. Saint-Nicolas: Les Editions de l'IQRC, 2004, pp.19-34.

‘Changing Cultures in Changing Workplaces: UK and Bulgaria Compared', (with Suzan Lewis and Neli Demireva), paper presented at the Second Regional Workshop of Balkan Sociologists on Economic Culture of the Balkan Societies in the Contemporary World', Sofia, Bulgaria, 18-20 June 2004.

‘Participation and Learning Experiences during Youth Transitions – A perspective from a transforming society in Eastern Europe', paper presented at the European Seminar ‘Youth Transitions and Citizenship in Europe', Cork, Ireland, 10-13 June 2004.

‘Democratic Culture and Political Involvement of Central/Eastern European Youth' (with M. Klicperova-Baker, L. Titarenko, I. Feierabend and C. Hofstetter), In: Mitev, P.-E. and J. Riordan (Eds.) Towards Non-violence and Dialogue Culture in South East Europe. Sofia: East-West, 2004, pp.59-88.

‘Flexibility and security: the supposed dilemma of transition policies (with Barbara Stauber, Harm van Lieshout)  In: López Blasco, A., McNeish, W. & Walther, A. (eds.) (2003)  Young People and Contradictions of inclusion. Towards Integrated Transition Policies in Europe. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 243-260.

‘Trends towards Flexibilisation of Employment under the Conditions of Economic Transformation in Bulgaria', In: M. Sotirova (Ed.) Flexible Employment and Problems in Its Regulation. Plovdiv: ‘Paissii Hilendarski' University of Plovdiv Press, 2003, pp.152-164.

‘Main Aspects of Bulgarian Students' Attitudes to Bulgaria's Accession in the European Union', In: Christov, I. (ed.) The Debate about Europe's Future: Cultural and Socio-Psychological Aspects. Sofia: Academic Network for Europe's Future, 2003, pp. 73-89.

Are There New Forms of Youth Political Participation in Bulgaria?, paper presented at the ESF/CCGS Exploratory Workshop 'New Forms of Citizenship and Young Generations: The Civic Dimensions of Leisure and Consumption for Young Generations in Global Cities', Strasbourg, 2-4 October 2003.

European Youth Policy and the Challenges in front of the National Youth Policy in Bulgaria, paper presented at the National Conference ‘Bulgarian Youth and the European Perspective', held on 25.02.2003, Sofia.

Flexible Employment as a Survival Strategy of Bulgarian Households (co-author Tatiana Pancheva), In: M. Aleksandrova (ed.) Proceedings of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists, Vol. III, Plovdiv, 2003, pp. 278-85.

The Non-Standard Forms of Employment – a Potential for Flexibility in the Labour Market (co-author Tatiana Pancheva), In: M. Aleksandrova (ed.) Proceedings of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists, Vol. III, Plovdiv, 2003, pp. 272-77.

‘The Social World in the 21st Century: Ambivalent Legacies and Rising Challenges', Information about the XVth World Congress of Sociology, Sociological Problems, Vol. 3-4, 2002, pp.265-271.

Young People and Flexible Work in the Process of Globalisation, (with Ning Tang), paper presented at the XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, 7-13 July 2002.

Approaches to Flexibility: A Comparison of National Debates across Eastern and Western Europe, (main author Claire Wallace, co-authors C. Cousins, T. Boje, A. Jager, E. Sik, M Stanculescu, P. Sicherl), paper presented at the XV World Congress f Sociology, Brisbane, 7-13 July 2002.

Work Flexibilisation and Its Impact on Family Relationships in Bulgaria', In: Georgi Dimitrov, Georgy Fotev, Ivan Tchalakov, Kolyo Koev, Lilyana Deyanova, Petar-Emil Mitev (eds.) 2002 The Social World in the 21st Century: Ambivalent Legacies and Rising Challenges. Sociological Problems. Special Issue, 2002, pp. 196-212.

Social Protection of Young People in the Labour Market under Post-Communism, In: Blanka Tivadar and Polona Mrvar (eds.) Flying over or Falling through the Cracks? Young People in the Risk Society. Ljubljana: MESSRS, 2002, pp. 37-47.

The social construction of youth in late post-communism, In: Jean Charles Lagrée (ed.) Rolling Youth, Rocking society. UNESCO, 2002, pp. 71-81.

The Development of Young People's Civic Participation in East Central Europe, Slovak Sociological Review, 2002, Vol. 34 (3), pp. 209-222.

Balancing flexibility and security in youth employment policies, paper presented at the Conference ‘Young People and Transition Policies in Europe', Madrid, Spain, 6-8 June 2002.

Family Relationships in the Context of Work Flexibilisation under Post-Communism, paper presented at Parent/Child International Conference on Adolescence, London, UK, 18-19 April 2002.

Socialno-politicheskaja aktivnost molodezi v postkommunisticheskih stranah (Socio-Political Activity of Young People in Post-Communist Countries), In: N. V. Korovitzina (red) Sociokulturnie transformatzii vtoroj polovine XX veka v stranah Tzentralnoj I Vostochnoj Evropi (Socio-cultural transformations in Central and East European countries in the Second Half of the XX Century), Moscow: RAN, 2002, pp. 280-288.

Youth Participation in Post-Communist Politics, In: Associations and Emerging Europe, Paris: La documentation Francaise, 2001, pp. 35-54.

Youth Civic Participation in Social Change in Post-Communist Societies, paper presented at the Symposium ‘Youth – Actor of Social Change?, European Youth Centre, Strasbourg 12-16 December 2001.

Youth Research in Central and Eastern Europe: Changes and Challenges on the Way to European Youth Research Co-operation, In: Council of Europe. Youth Research in Europe: the next generation. Strasbourg, 2001, pp. 47-56.

Rozvoj aktivnieho a participativneho obcianstva mladeze v Evrope (Development of Active Participatory Citizenship of Youth in Europe), In: L. Machacek (ed.) Mladez, praca, buducnost Europy (Youth, Work and the Future of Europe). Bratislava: SAV (in Slovak) , 2001, pp. 88-99.

Flexibilisation of youth transitions in Central and Eastern Europe, YOUNG, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2001, pp. 41-60.

Europe and the European Union in the Perceptions of Bulgarian Students, in: Proceedings of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences of the University of Plovdiv, 2001, Vol. 2.

Social Protection for Young People in the Labour Market under Post-Communism, paper presented at the Young People in a Risk Society International Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 30-December 2, 2000.

Youth Participation in Post-Communist Politics, paper presented at the conference 'Adolescents into Citizens: Integrating Young People into Political Life', Marbach, 26-28 October 2000.

Youth Transitions in the Transitional Societies of East Central Europe, paper presented at the opening of the NYRIS 7, Helsinki, 7-11 June 2000.

Die Rolle der Jugendverbaende fur sozialen Schutz der Kindern und Jugendlichen. Untergehen oder Scwimmen, Jugendpolitik, 2000, Vol. 1, pp. 10-13.

The 'Old Red Woman' Against the 'Young Blue Hooligan': Gender Stereotyping of Economic and Political Processes in Post-Communist Bulgaria, in: V. Goddard (ed.) 2000 Gender, Agency and Change, London: Routledge, pp. 159-221.

Emigration Attitudes of Bulgarian Students - Specific Peculiarities and Determining Factors, in: P.-E. Mitev (ed.) 2000 Balkan Youth and Perception of the Other. Sofia: IMIR, pp. 123-140.

The New East's New Businesses: Heart of the Labour Market Problem and/or Part of the Solution?, Journal for East European Management Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2000, pp. 64-76 (in co-authorship).

Socio-Political Attitudes of Youth in Post-Communist Societies of Central and Eastern Europe (co-author Ladislav Machacek) in: Proceedings of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences of the University of Plovdiv, Vol. 1, 2000, pp. 173-194.

Tackling Youth Unemployment in East Central Europe, Journal for East European Management Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1999, pp. 238-251 (in co-authorship).

The East European Transition in the Life Experiences of the First Post-Communist Generation, The Finnish Review of East European Studies, Vol. 1, 1999, pp. 25-34.

The European Identity of the New Generation of Bulgarian Students in a Comparative Perspective, In: P.-E. Mitev 1999 Bulgarian Youth Facing Europe. Sofia: IMIR, pp. 45-62

Student Attitudes toward European Integration, paper presented at the international conference 'The Role of Youth in Promoting a Better Perception of the Other. European Attitudes of Balkan Youth', 20-23 November, 1999.

New Businesses in East-Central Europe's New Labour Markets (co-author Ken Roberts), In: Srecko Goic (ed.) Enterprise in Transition, Split-Sibenik: University of Split, 1999, p. 267-269.

Problems of Higher Education under the Conditions of Transition, In: K. Bajchinska (ed.) Social Sciences and Social Change in Bulgaria, Sofia: Academic Publishing House "Professor Marin Drinov", 1998, p. 249-259.

Construction et deconstruction de la jeunesse. Etudes sur la jeunesse en Bulgaria, Agora debats jeunesses, 1998, # 14, pp. 123-135.

Life Strategies of Young People in the Post-communist Transition, paper presented at the XIV World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, Canada, July 1998.

The East European transition in the Life Experiences of the First Post-Communist Generation, In: Mitev, P.-E. (ed.) The Bulgarian Transition. Challenges and Cognition. Sofia: Bulgarian Sociological Association, 1998, pp. 267-278.

Young People and the Transition in Eastern Europe, in: Union of Bulgarian Scientists. Proceedings of the Jubilee Session 1998, Plovdiv: Academic Publishing House of VSI, pp. 399-403.

Becoming a 'businessman' in post-communist Europe - life careers of the young self-employed in Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, In: N. Tilkidziev The Middle Class as a pre-condition of a Sustainable Society, Sofia: AMCD, 1998, pp. 264-272.

Third Sector in Post-Communist Bulgaria and Its Support for Young People in the Labour Market, Slovak Sociological  Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1998, pp. 297-310.

The Young Self-Employed in East-Central Europe, (together with K. Roberts, C. Fagan, K. Foti, B. Jung, A. Kurzynowski, T. Szumlicz, J. Tholen and L. Machacek), in V Edwards, ed, Convergence or Divergence: Aspirations and Reality in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, Buckinghanshire Chilterns University College, 1998, pp. 364-394.

Youth Unemployment in East-Central Europe, (together with K. Roberts, K. Foti, B. Jung, and L. Machacek), Slovak Sociological  Review, Vol. 29, No. 6, Fall 1997, pp. 671-684.

The Young Unemployed and Self-Employed and the Sources of Their Support in East Central Europe. In: L. Machacek and K. Roberts (eds.) Youth Unemployment and Self-employment in East-Central Europe, Bratislava: Institute of Sociology, SAS, 1997, pp. 20-26.

Youth Labour Markets in Bulgaria (co-author K. Roberts), In: Z. Sevic and G. Wright (eds.) Transition in Central and Eastern Europe, Vol. I, Belgrade: YASF, 1997, pp. 237-247.

Restructuring Age Relations in East Central European Societies, paper presented at the European Sociological Association Conference, University of Essex, Colchester, UK, August 26-30 1997.

In Favor of Non-Violence: The Non-violent Revolution in Bulgaria: 1987-1992, submitted as a chapter in: Pagnucco, R. (ed.) (forthcoming) The Political Process of Non-violent Protest: A Cross-National Perspective, Syracuse Univ. Press.

Foreign Intervention in Bulgaria's Universities, paper presented at the theoretical conference of Plovdiv University, Plovdiv, 4-5 June 1997.

Political Values and Movements of Youth (co-author Rumjana Stoilova) paper presented at the International Youth Research Conference held in Joensuu, Finland, 3-6. 12. 1997. 

Youth Cultures and Consumption in Eastern and Western Europe: an Overview, (co-author C. Wallace) Youth and Society, vol. 28, No. 2, December 1996, pp. 189-214.

Changes in Youth and Youth Studies in Post-Communist Bulgaria, International Bulletin of Youth Research, No. 12, 1996, Bratislava, pp. 8-12.

Young People Socialising Their Parents, In: P.-E. Mitev, 1996, Bulgaria Youth in the Conditions of Transition, Sofia: Committee of Youth and Children, pp. 151-164.

The University in Transition, Proceedings of Plovdiv University 'Paissii Hilendarski', Vol. 34, Book 1, 1996, pp. 531-539.

Transformation of Student Organisations - from Politics to Social Policy, paper for the symposium on youth research 'Youth in the Information Society', 13-16 November 1996, Budapest.

The Social Construction of Youth under the Conditions of Restructuring of Society, Sociological Problems, No. 1, 1996, Sofia, pp. 145-148.

The 'Old Red Woman' against the 'Young Blue Hooligan': Gender Stereotyping of Economic and Political Processes in Post-Communist Bulgaria, paper at the EASA Biennial Conference, Barcelona, 12-15 July 1996.

Learning to Value the Change. Student Participation in the Social Transformation in Bulgaria, manuscript submitted to MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, 1995.

Political Generation Theory and the Experiences of Bulgarian Students in Post-Communism, paper presented at the International conference of European Sociological Association, Budapest, August 1995.

Political Generation Perspective to Student Political Culture in Post-communism, paper at the Youth 2000 Conference, Middlesborough, UK, 19-23 July 1995.  

Youth and Social Change in Post-Communist Bulgaria, paper at the Research Workshop of the Research Committee 34 "Sociology of Youth', ISA, Prague, 14-17 July 1995.

Student Political Culture in Transition: the Case of Bulgaria. In CYRCE (ed.) The Puzzle of Integration. European Yearbook on Youth Policy and Research. Vol.1, 1995, Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, pp. 105-124.

Mladeznicke subkultury a spotreba v Evrope (Youth Subcultures and Consumerism in Europe) (co-author C. Wallace), In L. Machacek (ed.) Individualizacia Mladeze a Modernizacia Spolocnosti. Bratislava: Sociologicky Ustav SAV, 1995, 75-91.

Why Do Youth Revolt? Some Reflections from Young People and politics in Eastern and Western Europe (co-author C. Wallace) Youth and Policy, Spring 1994, pp. 7-20.

Gender Equality in the Value System of Bulgarian Students - A Solved Problem or a Problematic Solution, paper at the International Women's Conference, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, 20-22 May 1994.

Non-Violence for Democratic Change in Bulgaria, Working Paper Series, 5:WP:2, Univ. of Notre Dame, USA, 1993, pp. 1-11. 

Student Movement in Post-Communist Bulgaria, research report submitted for the certificate of the CEU Program 'Society and Politics', 1992.

Studies of Public Opinion in the Context of Current Political Change. Plovdiv University Theoretical Conference, May 21-24, 1991.

Sociology of Politics and Contemporary Political Studies, Proceedings of Plovdiv University, vol.28, fasc.7, 1990, pp. 77-96.

Labour process as a Process of Producers' Development. Proceedings of Plovdiv University, vol.26, fasc.7, 1988, pp. 71-100.

Problems of Individual Development under the Conditions of Perestroika. Proceedings of Social Theory Departments in Higher Schools, Year XXIII, vol. III, Sofia, 1988, pp.33-36.

Aspects of the Interrelation of Labour and Social Development, Proceedings of Plovdiv University, vol. 24, fasc. 1, 1986, pp. 103-116.

Student Attitudes toward the Educational Process. Sociological Readings in the Name of Z. Oshavkov, Sofia, May, 1985.

On Defining the Concept of Labour. Proceedings of Plovdiv University, vol. 23, fasc. 1, 1985, pp. 173-186.

The Functions of the Sociologist in Industrial Enterprises, Sociological problems, Sofia, 1983, Vol. 3, pp. 15-18.

 

Book reviews:

N. Tilkidjiev (ed.) 2011 Successful Roma. Sofia: East-West, In: Slovak Journal of Political Sciences, Vol. 12, 2012, No. 3, pp. 264-267.

M. Ule. Youth in Slovenia - In: Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 248-249, Carfax, UK, 1999.

Mitev, P.-E. and Riordan, J. (eds.) Europe, the Young, the Balkans. - In: Slovak Sociological Review, Vol. 29, No. 3, 1998, pp. 315-318 (also published in 'International Bulletin of Youth Research, Vol. 14, 1997).

Anonymous reviews for the journals Community, Work and Family, YOUNG, European Societies, Slovak Journal of Political Science, Italian Journal of Sociology of Education.

Activities

Scientific projects

Research projects:

January 2014 – December 2016

 

 

 

 SAHWA. Еmpowering the young generation: towards a new social contract in South and East Mediterranean countries, Collaborative project, 7th Framework Programme, European Commission.

2011 – 2013

United States of Europe, A travelling exhibition, a platform for communication, identity and intercultural dialogue, CU7-COOP7 Culture Programme, Strand 1.2.1: Cooperation Measures; member of the sociological studies team European Identity: Europeans' biographical experiences and images of the present day Europe.

2010 – 2013

E-citizenship, Strategic Research Fund of the Ministry of Science, Youth and Education of Republic Bulgaria, member of the Plovdiv team

2006 – 2009

Quality of Life in a Changing Europe, STREP, 6th Framework Programme, European Commission

2006 – 2009

Up2Youth, Youth – Actor of Social Change, Coordinated Action, 6th Framework Programme, European Commission

2005 – 2009

CINEFOGO: Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe, Network of Excellence, 6th Framework Programme, European Commission

2005 – 2006

Youth Unemployment – Living Experiences and Expectations of Young People in Two Local Labour Markets in Bulgaria, International Labour Organisation, Budapest Office

2004 – 2005

Thematic Study on Policy Measures Concerning Disadvantaged Youth, Directorate of Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission

2003 – 2005

Transitions: Gender, Parenthood and the Changing European Workplace: young adults negotiating the work-family boundary, Fifth Framework Programme, European Commission

2001 – 2004

Youth Policy and Participation, Fifth Framework Programme, European Commission

2001 – 2004

Families and Transitions in Europe, Fifth Framework Programme, European Commission

2000 - 2003

Households, Work and Flexibility,Fifth Framework Programme, European Commission

2000 - 2002

Democratic Attitudes in Central and Eastern Europe, Research Support Scheme, Open Society Foundation, Prague, the Czech Republic

1999-2000

Youth Participation in Central and Eastern Europe, Youth Directorate, The Council of Europe

1999 - 2000

Social Protection for Young People in Central and Eastern Europe, The European Youth Forum

1999

Public Attitudes towards Volunteering,Open Society Club, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1998 - 1999    

Social Change in Households, Jubilee Fund of the Assertion National Bank, Vienna, Austria

1997- 1998

Youth and Europe, Youth Studies Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria

1996 - 1998

An Evaluation of Programmes to Assist the Young Unemployed in East-Central Europe, ACE Program, European Commission  

1996 - 1998

The Young Self Employed and Their Support Schemes in Post Communist Countries, Overseas Development Administration, UK

1996 - 1997

Student Movement in Post-communist Bulgaria, Research and Writing Grant of MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1994 - 1995

Foreign Intervention in Universities in Bulgaria and Russia, Jubilee Fund of the Austrian National Bank, Vienna, Austria

1993 - 1994

Student Political Culture in Transition, The Research Support Scheme, The Central European University, Prague, Czech Republic

   

Educational projects:

 

2012 - 2015

Associated Partner, European Master in Social Work with Families and Children, Erasmus Mundus Pragramme, EC

2012 - 2013

Member of the project team Student Practices, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science

2011 – 2013

Member of the project team of Compass: System for Securing and Maintenance of Quality in Science, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science

2009 - 2011

Member of the coordination group in the Erasmus Curriculum Development Project ‘Master's Degree in European Youth Studies', Lifelong Learning Programme of European Commission

Participation in scientific forums:

  1. Organisation of scientific forums

International conference „The Middle Class as a Pre-condition of a Sustainable Society – Fifteen Years Later", Sofia, Bulgaria, 3-5 December 2013

International conference "Work-Life Balance in Europe: Possibilities and Constraints", Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 4-5 February 2008.

International workshop ‘Differences in Social Participation and Civic Cultures across Europe', Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 16-16 December 2006

 

  1. Participation in scientific forums

‘Social inequalities in the educational transitions of Bulgarian youth' (co-author Gergana Dimitrova), paper presented at the international conference ‘Education and work: (Un-)equal transition, organized by ISSK, Sofia and University of Bazel, Sofia, 24-25 September 2015.

‘Challenges and opportunities in researching Arab youth in the Mediterranean countries', paper presented at the Project fair of the Symposium on youth participation in a digitalized world, organized by the Youth Partnership of EU and CoE, Budapest, September 14-16, 2015.

‘Differences and Inequalities in Civic Mindedness and Participation among Bulgarian Youth', 12 ESA Conference ‘Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination, Prague, 25-29 August 2015.

‘Young People in European Bulgaria, results from a sociological study', Salzburg Global Seminar, Session 549 Justice. Youth, Economics and Violence: Implications for Future Conflict, 26 Apr. – 01 May 2015.

‘The Issue of Work-Life Balance in Bulgaria', paper presented at the ETUI International Conference ‘Women's Health and Work, Brussels, 4-6 March 2015.

‘The social boundaries of trust and civic engagement of Bulgarian youth', paper presented at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation International Conference ‘Youth in East Europe. Challenges and Perspectives in Times of Transition', 27 February 2015.

‘Young People's Values in Times of Social Insecurity', paper presented at the International Conference ‘Times of Uncertainty and Risks: Possibilities and Perspectives for Development, Plovdiv, November 7-8, 2014.

‘The Importance of Social Time and Place in Young Adults' Pursuit of Middle Class Careers', paper presented at the Second International Conference ‘The Middle Class as a Precondition for a Sustainable Society: 15 Years Later', Sofia, Bulgaria, 3-4 December 2013.

"Youth in 2020 – The Future of Youth Policies in Europe" Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 1-3 October 2013.

12th Nordic Youth Research Symposium (NYRIS) 'Changing Societies and Cultures: Youth in the Digital Age' in Tallinn, Estonia, 12–14 June 2013.

International conference ‘Research methods and Technologies in economic and social sciences, Plovdiv University, 6 – 7 October 2012.

Symposium on Well-being of Young People in Eastern Europe and Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia, 11-12 June 2012.

European-North American Conference on Youth Participation, Vienna, 22-24 September 2011.

10th European Sociological Association Conference ‘Social Relations in Turbulent Times', Geneva, 7-10 September 2011.

XVII World Congress of Sociology, ISA, Gothenburg, Sweden, 11-17 July 2010.

International Conference ‘Children and Youth in Changing Societies', Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-4 December 2010.

Young People and Social Change after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Anniversary seminar of youth research, policy and practice, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, November 20, 2009.

CINEFOGO conference ‘Social Capital, Participation and Citizenship in Europe', held in Brussels, Belgium, 16-17 June 2009.

Third International Community, Work and Family Conference, held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, May 16-18, 2009.

CINEFOGO Conference ‘Social Rights, Active Citizenship and Governance in the European Union', held in Brussels, Belgium, 17-18 March 2009.

4th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations, Lillehammer, Finland, 24-27 September 2008.

Forum of the International Sociological Association, Barcelona, Spain, 4-7 September 2008.

NYRIS, Lillehammer, June 13-15 2008.

International conference ‘Social Policies and Social Citizenship Rights: Change and Continuity in Europe', Paris, 14-16 February 2008.

 Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists, Plovdiv, 16 November 2007.

Workshop ‘Civic Participation across Europe', Vienna, 20-21 September 2007.

8th Conference of the European Sociological Association ‘Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society', Glasgow, 3-6 September 2007.

CINEFOGO Midterm Conference ‘European Citizenship – Challenges and Consequences', Roskilde, 1-3 June 2007.

Community, Work and Family Conference, Lisbon, April 2007.

International workshop ‘Differences in Social Participation and Civic Cultures across Europe', Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 16-16 December 2006.

ESF MOCEE expert meeting ‘Promoting the Internationalisation of Social Sciences in the CEE Countries', 11-12 December 2006, Budapest, Hungary.

Workshop ‘Values for the Creative Economy: The Role of Education', Zadar, Croatia, 9-12 November 2006.

International conference ‘European Identities', Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-23 September 2006.

‘National Cultures and European Identity' International Conference, Blagoevgrad, May 8-9, 2006, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

ILO research and policy seminar, Blagoevgrad, 16.02.2006.

Methodological seminar of Thomas Coram Research Unit, University of London, 25-26 November 2005.

Japan-EU Seminar on Youth, London, UK, 22-24 November 2005.

International seminar ‘Tackling Youth Disadvantage in Europe', Brussels, 15-16 September 2005.

Bulgarian-German seminar on socio-political participation of young people in the democratic process, Sofia, 18-19 November 2005, Youth Studies Foundation.

GWO conference, Keele, UK, June 2005.

Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Los Angeles, USA. April 2005.

International conference ‘Community, Work and Family: Change and Transformation', Manchester, UK 16-18 March 2005.

International seminar ‘Youth: An Uncertain Future? To Be Young in the New Century', Salerno, Italy, 18-19 February, 2005.

International conference ‘Social Capital, Its Relevance and Implications for Local Communities', Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, October 23 2004.

Seminar "Europe's Coming Generations", organised by the EU Observatory on the Social Situation, Demography and the Family in Brussels on 27-28 September 2004.

Second Regional Workshop of Balkan Sociologists on Economic Culture of the Balkan Societies in the Contemporary World', Sofia, Bulgaria, 18-20 June 2004.

European Seminar ‘Youth Transitions and Citizenship in Europe', Cork, Ireland, 10-13 June 2004.

ESF/CCGS Exploratory Workshop 'New Forms of Citizenship and Young Generations: The Civic Dimensions of Leisure and Consumption for Young Generations in Global Cities', Strasbourg, 2-4 October 2003.

National Conference ‘Bulgarian Youth and the European Perspective', Sofia, 25.02.2003.

XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, 7-13 July 2002.

Conference ‘Young People and Transition Policies in Europe', Madrid, Spain, 6-8 June 2002.

Parent/Child International Conference on Adolescence, London, UK, 18-19 April 2002.

Symposium ‘Youth – Actor of Social Change?, European Youth Centre, Strasbourg 12-16 December 2001.

Young People in a Risk Society International Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 30-December 2, 2000.

Conference 'Adolescents into Citizens: Integrating Young People into Political Life', Marbach, 26-28 October 2000.

NYRIS 7, Helsinki, 7-11 June 2000.

 

Participation in scientific councils and scientific expert commissions:

International advisor for the review of the ‘Situation of Young People and Youth Policy in the Czech Republic', November 2012 – March 2014

Member of the Steering group for the ‘Mapping of barriers to social inclusion for young people in vulnerable situations', February-December 2014

Consultant for the Schell Study series of Bulgarian youth funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, March-December 2015

Member of the Pool of European Youth researchers established by the Partnership between the European Union and the Council of Europe in the field of youth (2011-2016)

Member of the Board of  RN30 Youth and Generation of the European Sociological Association (2015-2017)

Member of the Pool of European Youth researchers established by the Partnership between the European Union and the Council of Europe in the field of youth (2011-2016)

 

Member of the Jury in the habilitation procedure in 3. Social Sciences, Business and Legal Studies; 3.1. Sociology, Anthropology and Humanities, specialty Sociology of Social Inequalities, in the Faculty of Philosophy and History, October 2013.

Referee in the Doctoral defense of the PhD candidate Veselina Zekova, at the Free University of Varna, "Chernorizts Hrabur", "Organisation and Management of Non-Profit Activities", September 2013.

 Member of the Jury in the Doctoral defense of the PhD candidate Konstantin Piskov, at the Free University of Varna, "Chernorizts Hrabur", "Organisation and Management of Non-Profit Activities", June 2013.

Referee (main opponent) in Doctoral defense of the PhD candidate Marian Adnanes, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Department of Psychology, 2004.

 

 

Graduates and PhD

Graduates and  PhD

Graduates:

2012 Petko Delchev ‘Generation E. Youth Internet Entrepreneurship'

2012 Stanimira Taneva ‘ Family Violence as a Factor for Agression at School'

2007 Maria Valchinova ‘Transition to Parenthood in Presentday Bulgarian Family'

2001 Maria Samarova ‘The Social Integration of Young Turks in Bulgarian Society'

2001 Sevda Ahmedova ‘ The Role of Education for the Social Adaptation and Work Realisation of Ethnic Minorities in Bulgarian Societies'

2001 Yanislava Nikolova ‘Family Transitions of Bulgarian Youth'

2000 Yordanka Semerdzieva ‘Poverty in Bulgarian Society'

2000 Elisaveta Atanasova ‘Social Factors for Divorce in Bulgaria'

2000 Sonya Georgieva ‘Problems in Family Socialization under the Conditions of Social Transformation'

Other Activities

Prizes, scholarship, specializations, guest professorships, scientific exchange:

Visiting Fellowships:

March-June 1993                                                           Social Science Research Council                                                                                                                             Fellowship, Kroc Institute, University                                                                                                                  of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

January-June 1995                                                           MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

July-August 1998                                                              Tempus/PHARE programme, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, University of Liverpool, UK

September 1999                                                               Lecturer at the Training Seminar for Young Social Scientists, Youth Directorate of the Council of Europe, European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary

April 2000                                                                            WICE Programme, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands

September 2000                                                               Lecturer at the Training Seminar for Young Social Scientists, Youth Directorate of the Council of Europe, European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary

September 2002                                                               Lecturer at the Training Seminar for Young Social Scientists, Youth Directorate of the Council of Europe, Moscow, Russia

September 2005-June 2006                                         Visiting fellow at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

June-July 2010                                                                   Lecturer at the Summer School ‘Youth – Actor of Social Change', Erasmus Intensive Learning Programme, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 2010                                                               Lecturer at the University of Salerno, Italy, Erasmus Teaching Mobility, Lifelong Learning Programme.

February 2011                                                                 Lecturer in the pilot course of the MA in                                                                   European Youth Studies, Budapest, Hungary