Mrs Katalin WOLLÁK
Ms. Katalin Wollák is a former President of the Europea Archeological Consilium, international non-profit organization under Belgian law, which represents the managers of the historic environment and the associated cultural heritage in Europe. She now serves as Advisor to the Consilium and acts as independent heritage expert in Iron Age Danube Route program, certified by the Council of Europe (2019-present) and also in “Brave New Worlds”. Foreign inspirations for Dutch archaeological heritage management (2020-2021). She is also the chief coordinator of bilingual online journal Hungarian Archaeology (2019-present). Previously, Ms. Wollák was World Heritage expert in Gyula Forster National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management, Chief Inspector of archaeology in National Office of Cultural Heritage, and Director of Cultural Heritage Directorate under the Hungarian Ministry of National Cultural Heritage and also served in the Committee for the European Archaeological Heritage Prize (2015-2021). Ms. Wollák has experience in heritage legislation on archaeological heritage management, in scheduling and listing the outstanding archaeological sites, inventory of archaeological sites, inspection of sites and cultural goods, in implementation of different UNESCO and Council of Europe conventions , in participating in World Heritage nomination and management of properties. She is the among the founding members of the Association of Hungarian Archaeologists (2005-present) and also founding member of the European Association of Archaeologists (1994-present). She teaches an archaeological heritage management course at the Institute of Archaeology of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest; she a visiting professor at the Cultural Heritage Studies program of Central European University (Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary), where she leads courses in legal and institutional protection of cultural heritage and supervises theses on built heritage management and protection. She published numerous papers in international scientific journals. Ms. Wollák communicates in English and her native language is Hungarian.
Assoc. Prof. Evgeni EVGENIEV, Ph.D.
Dr. Evgeni Evgeniev is associate professor in Finance with 10 years of experience as Private Sector Development Specialist in the World Bank (Europe and Central Asia Region), whose interest is focused on research infrastructure, innovation policy and stakeholder consultation in the knowledge triangle, entrepreneurship, business regulation, access to finance, and the role of global institutions. He served as Sr. Advisor to the Minister of Education and Science of Bulgaria and also as Vice-Rector on European Projects and Further Education at Sofia-based VUZF University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship. He taught courses as visiting professor in Hungary, Italy, Rep. of Korea, Turkey, and USA. Currently, he is working as Research Attaché with the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU in Brussels. He was the key negotiator on behalf of Bulgaria on the Framework Program Horizon Europe 2021-2027, Regulation and Strategic Innovation Program of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), EuroHPC Regulation, Single Basic Act for 9 european public-private partnerships, among other dossiers. Dr. Evgeniev has numerous publications in international journals and has contributed to two dozens of World Bank reports, as well as to analytical outputs of IMF, OECD, and UNIDO. His latest publication is a book, which he co-authored, entitled Venture Capital Financing in Israel: Policy Recommendations for Bulgaria, published in Bulgarian by the publishing house of the University of Economics-Varna. He defended his doctorate in the field of Public Policies and Political Economy оf Transition Economies at Central European University in Budapest and received his Advanced Diploma in European Studies from European College of Parma. He served as visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. Dr. Evgeniev communicates in English, Italian, Russian and Serbian and his native language is Bulgarian.