The study visit was organized within the framework of IPA 2015 Multi-Beneficiary Statistical Co-operation Programme of the European commission, with the beneficiary countries from Western Balkans and Turkey.
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.