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Yva Alexandrova

Senior Analyst
Sociological Program


MSc in International Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK

MA in International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

BA in International Relations, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria


Yva Alexandrova has over ten years of international policy experience in the areas of migration and development. She has worked extensively on migration co-operation between the European Union and its Eastern Neighbourhood countries as Programme Manager for the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in Vienna. Followed by grassroots experience on development projects working in the area of education with Fonelisco in Tanzania and Thermax Social Initiative Foundation (TSIF) in India. She also worked as consultant on a range of social policy issues including education and migrant integration for a number of UK policy think tanks (London International Development Centre and the new economics foundation (nef), as well as in the private sector developing a stakeholder engagement strategy on sustainability for Aegis Media Plc. Most recently she served as Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Funds with the interim government of Bulgaria (2013). 

Research Focus

International development, community driven development, migration and development nexus, civil society, mobility, migration policy and co-operation.

Selected publications

  • EU Best Practices in Integration of Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children in the Education System, CSD, 2012, ISBN: 978-954-477-183-6;
  • Overview of Migration Systems in the CIS Countries, ICMPD, 2005, ISBN: 3-900411-15-8


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