Galin Tsokov - Minister of Education and Science

Prof. Dr. Galin Tsokov holds a Master’s Degree in pedagogics from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He teaches at the Faculty of Pedagogy with the Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv; professor, education management (2011). Director of the Plovdiv University’s Department for Qualification and Professional Development of Pedagogical Specialists (2016) and Head of Chair “Teaching and Education Management” (2019). Doctor of Pedagogics with the dissertation thesis “Decentralization in Local Level Education Management Organizations: Traditions and Prospects” (1998).

Specialized studies: education management, UNED (National University of Distance Education), Madrid (2017); education leadership, Bank Street College of Education, New York (2014); education management, CEDEFOP Study Visit 326, Valencia, Spain (2008); education management with a focus on the organizational management of education in the Netherlands, University of Amsterdam (2002).

Member of the Commission for Innovative Schools with the Ministry of Education and Science (2016) and of the Standing Committee on Educational Sciences and Social Activities of the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (2018). Chairman of the Association of Departments for Qualification of Pedagogical Specialists in Bulgaria (2022).

Editor-in-chief of the Pedagogika journal (2019).


Manager, coordinator and member of a dozen of international and national research and education projects.


Author of over 110 research papers published in and outside Bulgaria.