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Dr. Mila Mancheva

Director
Sociological Program

Education

Ph.D. in History, Central European University, Budapest

M.A. in History, Sofia University 

Biography

Mila Mancheva is director of the Sociological program of the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD). Previously she worked for the Sofia Mission of the International Organization for Migration in the spheres of counter-trafficking, border management and migrant rights (2001-2005). She was also Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in migration studies at the Institute for East European Studies, Free University, Berlin (2005-2006). Mila Mancheva received her Ph.D. in history from the Central European University in Budapest. Her main areas of research include migration, asylum and integration, inter-ethnic relations and radicalization. Over the past 15 years she has co-ordinated and participated in more than 20 projects funded by DG-Just, DG-Home (Migration and Home Affairs) and DG-Research and Innovation.

Mila Mancheva represents CSD at EASO’s Consultative Forum, and the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) and she is member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EENeT).

Selected publications

Markov, M., Mancheva, M., Dragoeva (2018) Standards for Forced return Monitoring in Bulgaria. Sofia – Center for the Study of Democracy.

Dzhekova R., Mancheva, M., Stoyanova and Anagnostou (2017), Monitoring Radicalisation: A Franework for Risk Indicators, Sofia – Center for the Study of Democracy.

Mancheva, M. (2016) Risks of Islamist Radicalisation, in Shentov, O. and B. Todorov (eds.) Radicalisation in Bulgaria: Threats and Trends, Sofia – Center for the Study of Democracy.

Mancheva, M. and S. Ivanova (2015) Assessing the Integration of Vulnerable Migrant Groups in Ten EU Member States, Sofia – Center for the Study of Democracy.

Dimitrova, K., M. Mancheva (2013) Assessment of Programs for Assistance and Re/Integration of Child Victims of Trafficking. Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Sweden in Comparison, in Nonchev, A and M. Mancheva (eds.) Assisting and Reintegrating Child Victims of Trafficking. Improving Policy and Practice in the EU Member States, Sofia – Center for the Study of Democracy.

Mancheva, M. (2012) Schooling on the Move: asylum seeking and refugee children in the public school system of Bulgaria, in International Advances in Education: Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice, vol. 6 E. Brown, A. Krasteva (eds.) Migrants, Displaced, and Undocumented, vol. 6.

Mancheva, M. (2012) Educational Integration of Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children, Country Report Bulgaria, in Integrating Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States, Sofia – CSD, pp. 108-136.

Mancheva, M., A. Nonchev (2012), Comparative Report: Promoting Best Practices in the Area of Educational Integration of Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children – the Role of Evaluations and Social Impact Assessments in Integrating Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States, Sofia – CSD, pp. 333-347.

Mancheva, M., E. Troeva (2011) Migrations to and from Bulgaria: The State of Research in Hajdinjak, M (ed.) Migrations, Gender and Intercultural Interactions in Bulgaria, Sofia – IMIR, pp. 13-61.

Troeva, E., M. Mancheva (2010) Gender, Migration and Religion. Immigrant Muslim Women in Bulgaria.

Mancheva, M. (2010) “Irregular Migration and Undocumented Migrant Work after Bulgaria’s EU Accession”, Ethnologia Balkanica, vol. 14/2010.

Mancheva, M. (2008) “Practicing Identities Across Borders. The Case of Bulgarian Turk Irregular Labor Migrants in Germany” in M-P. Smith and J. Eade (eds) Comparative Urban and Community Research, vol. 9, New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers .

Policy Reports

Mancheva, M., Dragoeva, L. (2018) Monitoring Forced Return in Bulgaria: Analytical Report.

Mancheva M. and Ivanova (2017) Mapping the Training Needs of Beneficiaries of International Protection and the Existing Mechanisms for Training Provision in Bulgaria, Sofia – CSD

Mancheva, M., L. Derelieva (2015) FRA EU wide study “Migrants and their Descendants: Social Inclusion and Participation in Society”.

Mancheva, M., S. Ivanova and K. Dimitrova (2014) “Assessing the Integration of vulnerable migrants in Bulgaria”, Sofia - Center for the Study of Democracy.

Mancheva, M. (2014) “Review of Existing Monitoring Mechanisms for the integration of migrants. National report for Bulgaria”, Sofia - Center for the Study of Democracy.

Mancheva, M. et. al. (2014) “Annual Policy Report 2013 on Migration and Asylum Policy in Bulgaria”, prepared for the European Migration Network.

 

Languages

English, Deutsch

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