MARIA TZANKOVA is Executive Director of the Association of Danube River Municipalities since 2014. She holds a PhD in Political Science from University of Limerick.
At her current position, Maria Tzankova manages partnerships with various stakeholders at local, regional, national and European level in areas of policy research, strategic planning, design and implementation of projects with regional scope; engages in development and implementation of policy and governance models in key sectors. She has extensive experience as project manager.
Her previous experience is as a lecturer in Political Science, International Relations and European Studies.