Ms. Denitsa Nikolova is Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria. In her capacity as Deputy Minister Ms Nikolova is responsible for the regional development and urban policy in Bulgaria. Her portfolio covers a wide range of policies including the management of several ERDF co-funded programmes for regional development (OP Regional Development 2007 – 2013 and OP Regions in Growth 2014 – 2020) and territorial cooperation. In addition, she is also in charge of the Danube Strategy national coordination as well as overall coordination of the Presidency in 2018 within the scope of responsibilities of Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. Ms. Nikolova is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria and the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian FLAG Fund providing loans to the public beneficiaries of EU finds. Ms. Nikolova has a Master Degree of Arts in Finance.