Kancho Stoychev is a pioneer in the field of social and political research, market and media research and transition political analysis in the Balkans. For over 30 years he is a distinguished political expert and consultant on local and international affairs.
He is actively involved in the integration process in EU. He participates in various think-thank initiatives and lectured in Berlin, Budapest, Sofia, George Washington Universities, etc. He is often cited on local, international, political and business issues in top international media like the BBC, Reuters, France Press, Deutsche Welle, FT, Bloomberg, etc. Stoychev pioneered the Eurobarometer studies in South Eastern Europe as well the famous World Value Study (University of Michigan).
For his overall professional achievements and dedicated work for the integration of Europe Mr. Stoychev have been awarded Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de Mérite by the President of the French Republic.
Stoychev works with Gallup International Association since 1990, during the period 2001 – 2017 he is a Board member and a Vice President and since May 2017 (the Conference in Athens) he is the newly elected President of Gallup International Association.