Filka Sekulova was born in Bulgaria in 1979 and holds initial degrees from the universities of Sofia [psychology] and Amsterdam [economics]. Honing her skills further, she then studied spatial, transport, regional and environmental economics at Amsterdam’s Free University and completed a PhD in ecological economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, focusing on happiness economics and climate change. Filka is currently a post-doctoral researcher working on community-based initiatives in the field of sustainability, as part of a European research project [TESS]. Filka is also an active member of the academic association Research & Degrowth, where she works on the theoretical conceptualisation of degrowth, focusing on its implications for happiness, climate change, trade and conflicts triggered by tourist developments.
Information valid as of early 2016.