Iskra MIHAYLOVA : Curriculum vitae 

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Curriculum vitae (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)  
Updated: 17/11/2016 

Education (qualifications and diplomas) 

  • 1977-1980 : SAINT-PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY OF CULTURE AND ARTS, Master’s in Library Studies and Information Technologies, Postgraduate professional qualifications in the USA and Germany

Professional career 

  • 1980-1996 : SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS NATIONAL LIBRARY, Research Associate
  • 1996-1997 : MINISTRY OF CULTURE, Senior Expert
  • 1998-2001 : NATIONAL SOCRATES AGENCY, Senior Expert - Erasmus and Minerva Programmes

Political career 

Offices held in a regional assembly  
  • 2001-2005 : MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS, Adviser to the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works
  • 2005-2009 : MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works
Offices held in a national parliament  
  • 2009-2013 : NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA, Member of Parliament, Movement of Rights and Freedoms, Chair of the Committee on Environment and Water, Member of the Committee on European Affairs
  • 2013-2014 : MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER, Minister of the Environment and Water
Offices held in the EU institutions  
  • 2014-... : EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Member of the European Parliament, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), Chair of the Committee on Regional Development (REGI)

Other activities 

  • Fund for Local Authorities and Governments (FLAG), Member of the management board; National Council on Ethnic and Demographic Affairs, Member of the management board; Tolerance Association, Executive Director

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