Teodor Kalpakchiev is the founder of the think-tank and a graduate of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Germany and the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland, where he held Haniel Stiftung and EU-ENP Fellowships. He has had short-term exchanges in St. Gallen, Wien, Weimar, Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Lahore and taught a semester at an MBA programme in Yangon, Myanmar. He has held policy support functions to the EU, OSCE, AU, ASEM.
Nevena Peeva is the graphic designer of the think-tank and a graduate of the Georgia State University and the University of Texas at Austin, USA. She has held a number of sport fellowships, teaching and communication positions at the US.