Team

Our team includes experts with significant experience in EU-funded programmes – both national and international.

Margarita Angelova

International Projects Coordinator

Ms Margarita Angelova has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Strategic Management from the Sofia Univeristy “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She has been a member of the ECQ team since 2006. She has gained valuable experience in international project preparation, management and reporting of different national and EU funded projects. She has been directly involved in 12 LdV projects, 2 IEE projects, 1 Grundtvig Partnership, 3 Cross-border projects /BG-GR/, 14 Erasmus+ KA2 projects. Ms Angelova has been the Coordinator of the project “Facilitating Organisational Innovation – FLOURISH” (№2018-1-BG01-KA202-048014) which has been awarded with Mark of Excellence during the Annual Valorization Conference of the Bulgarian National Agency: „20 years Human Resources Development Center – „Erasmus+ – Changing lives, Opening minds“.
Ms Angelova was also Coordinator of the international projects “Towards a More Innovative Workplace” (№ 2014-1-BG01-KA202-001634) and “Creativity Development & Innovation Training Package for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – I-Create” (№ 2011-1-BG1-LEO05-05031) which also received prestigious awards as good practices by the Bulgarian National Agency.
Areas of professional interest: ICT, sustainable tourism, creativity and innovation, intercultural training, entrepreneurship, vocational education and training, recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning.

Spoken languages: English, Russian.

Yuliya Arabadzhieva​

Expert in EU programmes & Management Systems

Ms. Yuliya Arabadzhieva has a Bachelor’s degree in British and American Studies. Before joining the ECQ team in 2008 she gained experience in the non-governmental sector with a focus on activities involving work with vulnerable groups. She took part in several trainings in advocacy and age awareness rising and was in charge of a project aiming at the integration in society of vulnerable older people. Ms. Arabadzhieva has been involved in the implementation of EU funded projects for over 10 years now. During this period, she has been dealing with cross-cultural issues, ethical competence, vulnerable groups and entrepreneurship among others. Ms. Arabadzhieva has further developed her professional competences managing projects under various EU programmes, including Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+, Operational Programme “Innovation and Competitiveness” 2014-2020 and its predecessor Operational Programme “Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy” 2007-2013. Following the requirements of her position as a project manager, she is well acquainted with the whole project cycle management processes including proposal writing, project implementation and reporting.

Milena Goneva​

Senior expert in EU programmes

Mrs. Milena Goneva has a Master’s degree in Sociology and Business administration. Before joining the ECQ team in 2015 her professional background is related with the non-governmental sector and work with vulnerable groups, in particular people with disabilities. For the last 10 years she took part in several projects aiming at the integration in society of people with disabilities through provision of social services, awareness raising campaigns, promotion of employment and etc.

As a part of ECQ Ltd. team Mrs. Goneva is involved in elaboration and implementation of EU funded projects under “Human Resources Development” and “Innovations and competitiveness” Operational Programmes and Erasmus + Programme. She is dealing with projects in the field of improvement of production capacity of SME, promotion of employment among unemployed and inactive persons, enhancement of opportunities for people with disabilities at the labour market through better access to professional training and realization.

Silviya Georgieva

Expert in EU programmes

Ms Georgieva holds a Master degree in International Tourism from the University of Lugano, Switzerland. She had experience in from the business aviation sector where she was involved in the organisation of flights and coordination of flight-related activities between all internal and external parties. As part of the ECQ team she participated in the implementation of Erasmus+ KA1 projects as well as was involved in several tourism-related projects, such as “Innovation for Accessible Tourism in Natural and Rural Areas – ACCESS IT” (2019-1-PL01-KA202-065140) and “Embedding Sustainability Skills in Tourism Education and Training – ESTET” (2020-1-PL01-KA202-081845). She is also involved in the implementation of other KA2 strategic Partnership project under Erasmus+ programme related to Higher Education and VET.

Milena Geleva

Expert in EU programmes

Mrs. Geleva has solid experience in project management and implementation. She has studied “Economics and Business Administration” and “Diplomacy and International Relations” at New Bulgarian University. Her professional background has provided her with in-depth knowledge in the field of project management, marketing, content editing and writing. After joining ECQ team, Mrs. Geleva has been directly involved in the preparation and implementation of projects under various national and European programs, such as Erasmus+ KA2 VET and Higher Education.  Milena Geleva is especially passionate about innovation and educational-related projects.

 

Viktoria Raykova

Expert in EU programmes

Mrs. Raykova has a Bachelor’s degree in Politic sciences from the Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”. She has rich experience in development of learning materials, translation of specialized texts and research.

Being involved in the development and implementation of more than 10 Erasmus+ projects, Ms Raykova is proficient in project coordination, research, and administrative support, She is committed to contributing to the successful implementation of EU initiatives targeted at SMEs and creative sector companies.

Darina Marinova

Expert in EU Programmes

Ms Darina Marinova holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of National and World Economy, Sofia. During her Master degree in International Economic Relations and International Project Management she took part in the “Erasmus” Exchange program and she did an academic term in “Vrije Universitet Brussel” in Brussels, Belgium. Before joining ECQ team, she was working in an international Law company, where she gained significant organizational experience. In her previous position she was responsible for providing various kinds of administrative assistance, elaboration of accounting and financial documents.

Spoken languages: BG, EN, DE

 

 

Gergana Dimitrova, PhD

Senior expert in EU programmes

Gergana Dimitrova holds a PhD degree in Political Science from the Central European University, Budapest and is a former International Policy Fellow at the Open Society Institute and the Centre for Policy Studies in Budapest. She has over 11 years of experience in the development and coordination of international projects focused on higher education, technology, sustainable development and innovation. She has also been engaged in project-related academic and policy research in the above fields. As part of ECQ Ltd. team, Gergana Dimitrova is focusing on the development, management and research-related activities of international projects under the Erasmus+ programme. She is especially passionate about technology-related projects.

Ilina Videnova

Expert in EU programmes

Mrs Videnova has participated and led multiple EU projects, entrepreneurship initiatives and competitions, various international projects, trainings and networks. Main fields of expertise and interest are project development and management alongside with training and education, especially non-formal one. Mrs. Videnova has significant experience in development and conduction of trainings and workshops. She has valuable experience and expertise in Monitoring and evaluation, impact analysis and reporting.

Nevena Todorova

Project Management Assistant

Ms Todorova is a dedicated professional with rich experience in project administration and management, specializing in EU-funded initiatives. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of EU regulations and guidelines, she ensures the seamless execution of projects, from budget oversight to regulatory compliance. Nevena brings a wealth of knowledge regarding EU financial regulations and accounting standards, ensuring that every project’s financial aspect is managed with precision and transparency.

 

Spoken languages: Bulgarian, English.