Executive Director, Sofia Platform

Sofia Platform is a democracy work organization for the Arab countries in transformation, designed to help them make use of the experience of Central and Eastern Europe in the years of transition to democracy. She was political adviser to the interim Bulgarian Minister of Environment in 2013. She served as an advised of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Nickolay Mladenov (2010 – 2013), holding the advocacy and public diplomacy portfolio, focusing on Bulgaria’s role for countries in transition in the MENA and on the Balkans. Prior to that Louisa worked with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education on the development of a European network for civic education (NECE). She holds an MA in Political Science, History and English from the University of Cologne. As a foreign policy professional, she is interested in European foreign policy and comparative politics of transition and democratization in Europe and the MENA.