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Country: Austria
Originally from: Bulgaria
Organisation: BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
Job title: Student
Email: vferdinandova[at]
Languages: Bulgarian, English

Experience with Open Standards:

Training received:

  • 2013: Marisco training (Albania)
  • 2013: Coach-in-Training in European Rally (Bulgaria)
  • 2015: Coaching refresher course (Spain)
  • 2015: Participation in Global Rally (Spain)

Training provided:

  • 2014: Co-Trainer, Open Standards training of the Birdlife Bulgaria team (Bulgaria)
  • 2017: Training the team of the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Organizations (RWCA) (Rwanda)

Experience in applying / coaching:

  • 2014-2015: Facilitator, Strategic Plan for management of mountain pastures on the territory of Central Balkan National Park (Bulgaria)
  • 2016-2017: Action Plan for lesser spotted eagle (Glanga pomarina) (Bulgaria)
  • 2017: RWCA – organization strategic plan (Rwanda)

Other OS-related activities:

  • Translation of Open Standards and Miradi in Bulgarian

Additional Relevant Experience:

  • Veronika worked for the Birdlife Bulgaria as a forest conservation expert and for IUCN Regional office for South-Eastern Europe as Biodiversity Conservation Officer. 
  • She has extensive knowledge on forest and birds conservation, forest certification, trans-boundary cooperation, EU forest and nature conservation legislation. 
  • At the moment, Veronika is specialising in Water Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.
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