Director of Research, Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD)
Todor Galev works for more than 20 years on socio-economic and sociological studies with a focus on Bulgaria, South Eastern Europe and the EU. Recently he has focused on analyses of foreign economic influence in Europe, disinformation and media ownership, illicit financing, state capture and anticorruption, while during the years he worked on energy sector governance, innovation policies and military-civil cooperation in high-tech branches.
Todor is experienced in using research methods for integrated analysis of sociological results, statistics and open public data. After joining the Center for the Study of Democracy in 2009, he has worked on projects, funded by the EU (FP7, H2020, HE, DG Research, JRC-IPTS, IPA), World Bank, the U.S. State Department, national ministries, private multinational companies, international not-for-profit organisations, etc. Todor has also over 12 years of experience in providing consultancy and advisory services to Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian and EU policy-makers.