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Rumiana Jeleva is Associate Professor in Sociology and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology within Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University in Magdeburg, Germany; master’s degrees in Sociology and Pedagogy from Sofia University, Bulgaria, and has specialized in international relations and sustainable development. Recently she is the scientist-in-charge of the project “European Foreign Policy Facing New Challenges and Perspectives: The View of Young People in Bulgaria”, financed by the Bulgarian National Science Fund at the Ministry of Education and Science (Contract № KP-06-KOST/3) and carried out by a team from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPS-BAS). She has been involved as a team manager or researcher in numerous European projects in the field of sociology of work, organizational sociology and European studies.


Sociology of work; Sustainable development; Human development and quality of life; European studies

Jeleva, R. (2022) Transparent Economies – Sustainable Societies. Prof. Marin Drinov Publishing House of BAS, Sofia [Желева, Р. (2022) Прозрачни икономики – устойчиви общества. Академично издателство „Проф. Марин Дринов“. ISBN978-619-245-205-6]
Jeleva, R. (2022) Information Technology Sustainability Reporting and Company Performance. In: Kirov, V. & B. Malamin (eds.) Inclusive Futures for Europe: Addressing the Digitalisation Challenges. Prof. Marin Drinov Publishing House of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Sofia. ISBN: 9786192452537. Pp: 139-153.
Jeleva, R. (2021) Studying Regions and “the Regional”. In: Jeleva (2021/Ed.) Regions and “the Regional” in a Sociological Perspective. Prof. Marin Drinov Publisher of BAS, ISBN:978-619-245-106-6, pp.7-15


“Digital divide and social inequalities: levels, actors and interactions”. IPS-BAS (Department “Stratification, social inequalities, mobility”), Project number КП-06-2155б16 (2021-2024), Researcher.
“European Foreign Policy through the eyes of young people”, IPS-BAS, Project number КП-06-КОСТ/3 (2020-2023). Project Manager.
“Carrying out a study on the collection of updated indicators for monitoring and evaluation of the National Strategy for an active life of older people in Bulgaria (2019 – 2030)”, IPS-BAS on behalf of the Ministry of Labour, Project number РД 23-81/ 10/19/2021 (2021-2022), Senior Social Scientist.
“Development of analyses and concepts on demographic processes and demographic development”, Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy (BILSP) & Institute for Sociology and Philosophy on behalf of the Ministry of Labour, Project number АЖВХ (2021-2022), Regional Development expert.
“Ex-post impact assessment of the current legislation in the field of social assistance”, under an implementation contract between ASA and BAS, (2020), Sociologist-researcher.
“Ex-post impact assessment of current legislation in the field of social protection and support” under an implementation contract between the FSZ and the Institute of Sociology and Philosophy, (2020), Sociologist-researcher.
“Support for increasing the adaptability of employees and enterprises to changing economic conditions” – BG05M90P001-1-051-0007 – Chief Scientific Coordinator (February 2020 – July 2022)
TALENT: Establishing Master Programmes in Human Resource Management and Talent Development in Central Asia. Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education. Coordinated by VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL. National team leader. Member of the Managing Committee. (2018-2022).
COST Action CA17119 ENTER: EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities: Perceptions, Contestation, Communication and Relations. Member of the Management Board from Bulgaria. (2018-2022).
EDU-LAB: New Danubian Governance in Labour market Relevance of Higher Education. Interreg Danube Transnational Programme. International Consortium led by the European Foundation for Education, Stuttgart, Germany. National team leader. Member of the Managing Committee. (2017-2019).
Development and Integration in South Eastern Europe: Progress Achieved and Contemporary Challenges. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MASA), National team leader. (2018-2020).