Mr. Emil Shurkov holds a BA in Political Science and European Studies from the American University in Blagoevgrad and an MSc. in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Before joining CRPM in January 2014 Shurkov has been working in the private sector, more specifically, banking, insurance, education, environmental consulting etc. He has participated in a number of international trainings, forums and conferences. His research and personal interests include, but are not limited to: emerging and green technologies, sustainable development and energy efficiency, sustainable transport and energy, economy.