Deputy Director General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Charlina Vitcheva was appointed Deputy Director General of the JRC in September 2016. Previous to this, she was director of Smart and Sustainable Growth and Southern Europe at DG Regional and Urban Policy, and also held a position in Inclusive Growth, Territorial and Urban Development and Northern Europe. Before joining the Commission, Charlina spent 15 years in Bulgarian public administration, including at the Permanent Representation in Brussels, dealing mainly with agricultural and fisheries issues. During this period, she was actively involved in Bulgaria’s accession negotiations and between headed the negotiations teams working on agriculture and rural development, food safety and fisheries.



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The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 730882.

Supported by a grant from Norway. Co-financed from the Slovak State Budget. Program SK08 – CBC – Slovakia – Ukraine: Cooperation across the Border.