New Bulgarian University
New Bulgarian University is a non-governmental, not-profit educational and research institution officially established with an Act of the Bulgarian National Parliament in 1991. Main research areas of NBU are political sciences, psychology, cognitive science, anthropology, archaeology, semiotics and public administration. The university has collaborative agreements and joint projects with many European universities and research centers, including joint research projects within the FP5, FP6 and FP7, HORIZON 2020 joint agreements for ERASMUS-SOCRATES exchange, etc. Annually, 12 000 students and single-course students study at NBU. The 29 NBU departments and centres are scientific communities, established on the principle of uniting of teachers and research-workers in one scientific field. Centre for European Refugees, Migration and Ethnic Studies (CERMES) is an academic center within the New Bulgarian University, which is specialized in research, training and civic activities in the field of migration studies thanks to a team of senior and junior researchers and PhD candidates. CERMES research team has rich experience of qualitative political science studies on national and international level.
Prof. Anna Krasteva is director of CERMES (Centre for Refugees,Migration and Ethnic Studies) at the New Bulgarian University. She is doctor honoris causa of University Lille3, France. She has edited 21 books and published articles in Bulgaria, USA, France, UK, Belgium, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, FYROM, Slovakia, Greece, Serbia, Turkey, Italy, the Netherlands, and Romania. She worked as fellow at the Institute for advanced studies in Nantes, France (January-June 2010). Her main fields of research are migration policies and politics, populism, civic mobilizations and citizenship. She is editor-in-chief of the international journal ‘South Eastern Europe’ (Brill), member of the editorial board of ‘Nationalism and ethnic politics’ (Routledge). She is president of the International scientific board of Maison des sciences de l’homme, Dijon and of the Board of ESFAM. She is member of the Board of the Diplomatic Institute in Bulgaria and of the Balkan Political Sciences Association. She participates in evaluation and monitoring juries at the EC and funding organizations in France, Canada, etc. as evaluator and VC.
Evelina Staykova is Doctor of Political Sciences and assistant professor in the Department of Political Science of the NBU. She is program director at the department of Political sciences and coordinator of CERMES (Centre for Refugees, Migration and Ethnic Studies). Her teaching and research interests are in the fields of migration, citizenship, and urban studies. Evelina Staykova is experienced in coordinating and participation in national and international scientific projects. She is an author of numerous articles published in Bulgarian and foreign editions.
Ildiko Otova holds a PhD in Political sciences from New Bulgarian University, a laureate of the Mozer Scholarship for excellence in the study of Political science and civil courage. She works as researcher in various national and international projects on migration and refugee issues, integration, urban policies and citizenship.
Denitza Kamenova is Doctor of Political Philosophy. Her research on the African immigrants and refugees in Bulgaria remains up till now the only research in Bulgaria on this topic. Her main teaching and scientific interests are in the fields of migration, integration, cultural and religious diversity, nationalist and extremist movements, media and media social psychology. She works on different European projects. She has also an extensive experience as a journalist at leading Bulgarian media. She has been awarded the Robert Schumann Award for top quality media coverage of the EU policy and policy-making