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Dr. Kamelia Petkova is a sociologist with over 17 years of experience in researching the problems of social stratification, poverty, digital and social inequalities, problems of vulnerable groups at risk (women, children, Roma, refugees), demographic imbalances, demographic challenges, ethno stratification etc. Participates in a number of national and international projects. Long-term consultant to the World Bank on the study of poverty problems and to the International Training Center in Turin ILO on evaluation of training in the state administration by applying the ROIT methodology to projects implemented by the ILO.


Social inequalities; social cohesion, social perceptions and attitudes; Stratification, minority groups at risk (women, children)

Petkova, K. 2023. THE FESTIVAL OF ETHNICITIES, BAGRAS AND THE KOTLEN CARPET: UNITING LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND (RE)DISCOVERING TRADITIONS. Knowledge, 60.2, Institute of knowledge management, 2023, ISSN:ISSN:1857-923X, 195-203.

Petkova. K. 2023. Digital Skills: A Necessity or a Possibility for the Professional Realization of Youths in Bulgaria. In: Young Generation and Next Europe, Publisher: Marin Drinov.

Petkova, K. 2022. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES: A FIELD OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES OR AN OBSTACLE FOR THE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL REALIZATION OF PERSONS FROM THE ROMA COMMUNITY. Knowledge, 54.1, Institute of Knowledge Management, 2022, ISSN: 1857-923X, 509-515

Petkova, K ., Nakova, A., Nedelcheva, T., Keliyan, M., Maeva, M., Erolova, Y., Hristova, M., Hristova, K. 2021. Refugees in the Representations of Bulgarian Citizens: Fears, Understanding, Empathy. Prof. Marin Drinov Publishing House of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2021, ISBN: 978-619-245-185-1, 235


“Digital Divide аnd Social Inequalities: Levels, Actors аnd Interplay”, funded by the National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science

“Local festivals: the resources of local communities to cope with crises”, funded by the National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science;

“Refugees in the image of the Bulgarians – fears, understanding and empathy”, funded by the National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science