Rositsa Stoeva is an Executive Manager at the Permanent International Secretariat (PERMIS) of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organisation, based in Istanbul, Turkey. She is responsible for cooperation with international and regional organisations, including the EU, as well as for project management.
She has managed European funded projects in marine litter, marine research and innovation, blue economy, small-scale cruising/yachting, environmental protection and, youth entrepreneurship for coastal communities in the Black Sea region, resulting in networking and synergy between the stakeholders in the wider Black Sea region and beyond.
Born in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria, Rositsa joined the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2003. She served in the Bulgarian missions in Istanbul and Skopje. Before joining the BSEC PERMIS in January 2017, she was Head of Regional Cooperation Department at the South-Eastern Europe Directorate, Counsellor, MFA Bulgaria.
Rositsa has spent 18 years dealing with South-Eastern European/Balkan and Black Sea issues, while travelling extensively in the region. She speaks English, German and Armenian, as well as some Turkish and Russian.
She has two Bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s from Sofia University in political science and philology.