Our Experts

All partners organising LLL-LABS and LLL-FORUMS identified a wide range of experts who have been involved in the LLL-LABS (project research phase) of which at least 15 from each country also have been involved in the LLL-FORUMS (regional/national seminar) and the LLL-AGORA.

In this section of the website we are providing the profiles of the experts selected to take part in the LLL-FORUMS and the LLL-AGORA. It is also possible to register as an external expert if you are working in areas related to the project themes and have an interest in connecting and collaborating with the experts identified by the project.

  • Participants have to come from either the practical field of LLL, from policy-making institutions or from an academic background; preferably in equal numbers of each field.
  • Participants have to possess knowledge and experience concerning different types of LLL, focus their activities on the labour market or on personal development.

Elka Spasova-Sandeva

More than fourteen years working for the integration of Roma. Before I started working in Blagoevgrad municipality I have worked in the administration of the Governor of Blagoevgrad. I believe that education is the key to the integration of the Roma community. It is an essential and determining the future of every person.

Particular Interests and research areas

The situation of Roma in Bulgaria and their integration.
Increase the level of education of the Roma community.

Type of organisationLocal Government

Type of functionOther


Area of expertise
  • Other

Integration of marginalized groups



OrganisationMunicipality of Blagoevgrad

Job Title/Positionchief specialist on ethnic and integration issues

Languages Spoken
  • German
  • Romany


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