Boyko Blagoev is currently the Head of Communications at the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria. He started his work in the EU institutions as a Public Relations Officer at the European Parliament, having previously been a trainee in Brussels. Before that Boyko used to work for the Bulgarian News Agency.
Blagoev is involved in a number of non-profit projects, working on issues such as education, brain drain, entrepreneurship and civic engagement. He is a cofounding member of one of the most active Bulgarian NGOs – 365 Association. He also helped create the scholarship fund for young Bulgarians “Go, study and come back”.
Mr Blagoev has a LLM degree in International and European Public Law from Tilburg University, Netherlands and also did a Master in Entrepreneurship and Finance in Bulgaria. He has also done several short-term courses in Greece, Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Associate member of the Association of European Journalists in Bulgaria and volunteer external evaluation expert at Reach for Change Bulgaria. Part of the United States Embassy Youth Council (2014-2017).