European Regional Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in Southeast Europe, University of Bologna/University of Sarajevo, Italy/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Double BA in Political Science/International Relations and Journalism/Mass Communication, American University in Bulgaria
Stefan Ralchev is Research Fellow in CSD’s Security Program. His expertise is in the fields of human trafficking, human security and comparative politics and European integration of Southeast Europe. Before joining CSD, he worked at Bulgaria’s National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, a government body under the Council of Ministers, where he helped devise Bulgaria’s policy responses to the crime of human trafficking and coordinated the Commission’s international activities. He also has previous experience with civil society organisations, including Transparency International – Bulgaria.
- Conventional Crime and Controlled Voting as Acute Threats to Human Security in Bulgaria, co-authored with Stoycho P. Stoychev and Vanya Kashukeeva-Nusheva, Institute for Regional and International Studies, Sofia, 2015.
- “Elusive Identity: Duality and Missed Opportunities in Bulgarian Foreign Policy in the Black Sea Region”, in Unrewarding Crossroads: The Black Sea Region amidst the European Union and Russia, eds. Anahit Shirinyan and Louisa Slavkova, Sofia Platform, Sofia, 2015.
- “Energy in the Western Balkans: A Strategic Overview”, Institute for Regional and International Studies, Sofia, 2012.
- “Homo Civicus (Re)Born: The 2012-14 Protest Movement in Bulgaria and Good Governance”, in Governance and Participation: The Black Sea, ed. Melanie Sully, Institute for Go-Governance, Vienna, 2015.
- “Protests and Plenums: Bosnia’s Civic Awakening and Youth Participation”, in Good Governance and Youth, ed. Melanie Sully, Institute for Go-Governance, Vienna, 2015.