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Anton Kojouharov

Security Program


MA in Social Research from the University of Sheffield 

BA in Political Science and BA in International Affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno

Certificate Course: Cybersecurity for South-Eastern Europe, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces / DiploFoundation.

Certificate Training: Financial Investigation and Asset Tracing, International Centre for Asset Recovery, Basel Institute on Governance.

Certificate Training: "Information Security Management", University of Washington, Seattle.


Anton Kojouharov is an analyst on criminological and sociological research. His current work focuses on organised crime, human trafficking, internet-enabled crime, cybercrime, financial crime and money laundering. Anton is also a part of the Policy Assessment team at CSD with experience in conducting policy evaluations of a number of EC policies, including the European Border Fund, Internal Security Fund, among others. Mr. Kojouharov spent a year as a Marie Curie Researcher Fellow within the FP7 research project GREY, where he worked on building capacities and capabilities for tackling undeclared work in Bulgaria, Croatia and FYR Macedonia. Prior to joining CSD Anton worked for 3 years as an expert in Crown Agents’ "Programme for the Modernisation of the Bulgarian Financial Administration" with a remit in institutional capacity building in AML and financial fraud, inter-agency intelligence and information exchange, as well as corruption risk management. Mr. Kojouharov has also had experience in the private sector as an Information Security, Risk and Compliance Manager in the IT sector.

Research Focus

Organized crime, Financial crimes, Internet-enabled crime, Cybercrime, Money Laundering, Human Trafficking, Policy Evaluation.

Selected publications

  • Kojouharov, A and Dzhekova, R. (2017) Institutional asymmetry as a challenge in tackling the grey economy in Bulgaria. Int. J. Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2017.
  • Kojouharov, A and Rusev, A. (2016). Sharks in sheep’s clothing – modalities of predatory and illegal lending in Bulgaria. In: Antonopoulos, G. ed. Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organized Crime and SocialControl, Springer International Publishing.
  • Kojouharov, A. (2005). Bulgarian "Macedonian" Nationalism: A Conceptual Overview. The Online Journal for Peace and Conflict Resolution, ISSN: 1522-211X, Issue 6.1.


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