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Michaela Dineva

Michaela Dineva

Analyst, Innovation and Business Support Program


MA in European Public Administration,
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

BA in Public Administration,
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria


English, Russian


Mihaela Dineva has over ten years of experience in project management and policy analysis, with a strong focus on EU-funded programs such as Interreg Europe, Erasmus, Life+, Horizon Europe, EIT Raw Materials, as well as the Bulgarian-Swiss Program and EEA grants.

Michaela has gained her experience in organizations such as the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe – branch Bulgaria, Regional Economic Development Agency – Stara Zagora, the Black Sea Energy Research Center, where she worked on various topics such as regional development, clean energy, just transition, sustainable development, circular economy, supporting SMEs, civic participation, biodiversity, climate change.

Her commitment to these topics results in her active involvement in activities supporting business and entrepreneurship, as well as contribution to fostering citizen engagement in policy, science, technology and innovation.

Research Focus

Critical sustainability topics, public engagement in policymaking, support for SMEs, circular economy, and biodiversity.

Topics of Interest

  • Just Transition
  • Climate change
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency 
  • Public engagement in policy making
  • Support of SMEs 
  • Circular economy
  • Biodiversity