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Daniela Mineva

Research Fellow
Economic Program


Master's degree in Macroeconomics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia  


Daniela Mineva works on all major projects of the Economic Program in the areas of anti-corruption, management of EU funds and Cohesion policy, innovation policy, competitiveness and hidden economy. She has also participated in the development of a number of national S&T policy related documents: e.g. the Regional Innovation Strategy for the South-West region of Bulgaria, Annual Reports on the Bulgarian National Innovation Policy 2006 and 2007, commissioned by the Ministry of Economy and Energy, analytical report, e-Bulgaria report. She is country correspondent at the European Commission's information platform on European, national and regional research systems and policies - ERAWATCH. In 2009 she participated in the projects “Contribution of policies at the regional level to the realisation of the European Research Area” and “European Observatory of Research-Active Universities and National Public Research Funding Agencies”. She has worked on a Feasibility study on establishing a European platform for cooperation between labour inspectorates, and other relevant monitoring and enforcement bodies, to prevent and fight undeclared work. In 2010 and 2011 she worked on the Regional Innovation Monitor project, an initiative of the European Commission's DG Enterprise and Industry and on the project “Delivering Policy Analysis on the Performance of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013”, with a focus on innovations, energy efficiency and RES, financed by DG Regional Policy. Since November 2012 she is involved in the project Civil Society for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe: Capacity Building for Monitoring, Advocacy and Awareness Raising (SELDI), funded under IPA Civil Society Facility Framework Partnership Agreements and DG Enlargement. The SELDI initiative involves partners from nine countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey) aiming to contribute to a dynamic civil society in the region, capable of participating in public debate and influencing policy and decision-making process in the area of anti-corruption and good governance.

Research Focus

Anti-Corruption, Informal Economy, Innovation Policy, Management of EU Funds and Cohesion policy, Competitiveness and Business Environment

Selected publications

  • SELDI Background Document 2: Corruption and Anticorruption Monitoring Instruments in Southeast Europe, November 2013 (co-author);
  • SELDI Background Document 1: Recent Developments and New Prospects: Major Corruption Challenges in Southeast Europe, May 2013 (co-author);
  • SELDI Policy Brief 1: Major Corruption Challenges in South-East Europe, May 2013 (co-author);
  • SELDI Strategy and Action Agenda for Good Governance and Anticorruption in Southeast Europe, 2013 (co-author);
  • 2013 report, ARC Fund, 2013 (co-author);
  • 2011 report, ARC Fund, 2010 (co-author);
  • Knowledge and Advisory Services Program on Innovation: Smart Specialization Strategy Report, The World Bank, January 2013 (contributor);
  • RTDI Evaluation Standards: Research, Technological Development and Innovation Evaluation Standards, Published by EVAL-INNO (Fostering Evaluation Competencies in Research, Technology and Innovation in the SEE Region), 2012, (co-author);
  • 2012: ICT and Innovation Demand, ARC Fund, 2012 (working group);
  • Bulgaria Country Report on Achievements of Cohesion Policy, DG Regional Policy, a report to the European Commission Directorate-General Regional Policy, 2011;
  • ERAWATCH Analytical country report 2010: Bulgaria, ERAWATCH Network, 2010 (co-author);
  • Policy Paper on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of Residential Housing, DG Regional Policy, 2011 (co-author);
  • Bulgaria Country Report on Achievements of Cohesion Policy, DG Regional Policy, November 2010 (co-author);
  • Delivering Policy Analysis on the Performance of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013, Policy Paper on Innovation: Bulgaria, DG Regional Policy, August 2010 (co-author);
  • 2010, ARC Fund, 2010 (co-author);
  • Innovation and Research in Bulgaria on the Eve of EU Accession: Lessons from a Peer Country – AUSTRIA, Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Forschung, Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Graz-Wien, Austrian Science and research Liaison Office Sofia and ARC Fund, 2007 (co-author);
  • Annual Reports on the State and Development of Innovation Policy in Bulgaria 2007, Ministry of Economy and Energy (co-author).


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