Program Coordinator of the ECFR - Sofia Office and Wider Europe programme
Maria Simeonova is the coordinator for the Western Balkans in the ECFR's Wider Europe program and coordinator of the Sofia office. Prior to joining the ECFR, Maria worked in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria. She has completed internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the EU in Brussels, as well as at the European Commission, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO).
Maria holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Sofia University and a Master's degree in European Studies from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Her master's thesis examines the construction of a common EU foreign energy policy.