Speaker Plenary day 2
Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, International Cooperation and Sport at DG EAC since 1 October 2016. Her current job include, amongst other things, also responsibilities for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, which are part of Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme (2014 – 2020).
Joining the European Commission in 2008, firstly in DG Justice, Liberty and Security Antoaneta was dealing with external relations and enlargement. Then she worked at DG HOME on internal security and police cooperation before becoming Head of Unit at DG CONNECT where, from 2011 – 2016, she was responsible for cyber security, stakeholder relations and international affairs. Prior to working for the European Commission, she worked on Bulgaria’s accession to the EU in the field of justice and home affairs. A graduate in political science of Sofia University, Antoaneta has also acquired training and qualifications in democracy and governance matters, and European studies in Germany (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) and the UK (Sussex University). She has also gained valuable professional experience from working for NGOs active on legal and political matters.