Demography Change



February 27th, 2020

The European Commission Representation Office

124 Georgi S. Rakowski St., Sofia


Bulgarian Chevening Association in cooperation with the British Embassy in Bulgaria, Institute for Population and HumanStudies at the Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and the British-Bulgarian Business Association.


Mr. Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

H.E Ms. Emma Hopkins, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Bulgaria

Ms. Denitsa Sacheva, Minister of Labor and Social Policy of Bulgaria

Professor David Coleman, Emeritus Professor of Demography at Oxford University, UK

Professor Irena Kotowska, Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics

Mr. Nadeem Ilahi, International Monetary Fund Senior Resident Representative in Warsaw

Assoc. prof. dr. Georgi Burdarov Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Professor dr. Venelin Georgiev, National and International Security Department, NBU

Assoc. prof. dr. Stoyanka Cherkezova, Department of Demography, Institute of Population and Human Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Science

Professor Tatyana Kotzeva, PhD, and associate prof. dr. Elitsa Dimitrova, PhD – Institute of Population and Human Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Science

Chief assistant dr. Ivo Tsekov, Department of International Law and International Relations, Faculty of Law, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski’

Mr. Martin Filev, ICT Solutions and Innovation Manager at A1 Bulgaria.

Mr. Julian Mihov, Chief Development Leader CEE PwC

Mr. Jan Skvaril, Partner, Next Consult

Mr. Tsvetan Simeonov, President, The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Ms. Rositsa Stelianova, Association of Industrial Capital in Bulgaria

Ms. Boryana Dimitrova, Manager of Alpha Research


  • Contemporary demographic trends, dynamics and challenges in Europe and elsewhere, political consequences of demographic change in Europe
  • “The fundamentally new demographic patterns of behavior and thinking in Europe and Bulgaria in the 21st century.”
  • The New World in the Face of Ageing Societies – Challenges and Opportunities for Europe and Bulgaria
  • Drives of demographic processes and trends in Europe and Bulgaria
  • Labour shortage solutions in the Europe. How to boost economic development under new demographic trends in Bulgaria
  • Strategies and solutions for shrinking labor market and dealing with demographic challenges (international case study)
  • Family policy under the rapid fertility decline responses in the CEEC
  • Vision for family policy in support of children and families in Bulgaria and how this is affecting the labour market and the economic development
  • New sources of business growth under changing demography? The changing nature of work and skills
  • Demographics, abilities, and security
  • Demographic changes as a new generation threat to Bulgaria’s security and development


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When and where

February 27, 2020 from 9 am up to 13 am

Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria

124 Georgi S. Rakovski Street, Sofia


Working languages ​​- Bulgarian and English


Registration deadline

February 26, 2020 Register here or email at The event is free. Travel and accommodation costs are covered by participants.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

The demographic round table will provide an opportunity for an exhibition area strategically located in the registration area and the hall where the event will take place. Sponsorship Prospectus offers a variety of opportunities and, if interested, we can jointly create a personalized sponsorship package.

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