Ms Kotzeva held the post of Acting Director-General of Eurostat from 1 January 2017. She joined Eurostat as a special adviser in 2012, becoming its Deputy Director-General in 2014.
The Strategy reflects national and European needs and is in line with the priorities laid down in the European Statistical Programme (ESP) for the period 2013-2017. The decision meets the newly adopted Regulation (EU) No 2017/195, according to which the duration of the ESP is extended to 2020.
The press conference was attended by Mr. Sergei Tsvetarsky - President of the NSI, Ms. Diana Yancheva - Deputy President of the NSI, Mr. Yuri Stamenov - Director of Information Systems and Infrastructure Directorate and project manager, as well as team members.
The main objective of the project is to develop standardised system for referring to geographical coordinates of statistical data from different domains and administrative sources by means of addresses of real estate and based on national registers.
Reporting units receive a notification letter by email from NSI Headquarters or by ordinary mail from the “Statistical surveys” departments to the relevant Regional Statistical Offices.
Participants from the eleven European countries in which the competition will take place are a total of 6 300, distributed in 2 366 teams.
According to the competition regulation, the teams are composed of up to three students, but even self-participation is allowed. It is important for each team to have a mentor-teacher. 16 Bulgarian students have expressed a desire to compete on their own.