Members of Steering committee

The Steering Committee is the body that  approve all project document, decisions, reports and acceptance of every step of the project. Participants in Steering committee are representatives of coordinator and all beneficiaries of the project, who have mandate to take decision. The Committee  guarantees the overall project coordination between tasks, and moreover, it  evaluates the deliverables before final submission to the Commission.


Prof. Dr. Peter Peinl (TU Fulda, Germany)





Thomas Berger (TU Fulda, Germany)

Thomas Berger has been head of the EU liaison office of the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Fulda since 2016. Before he joined the university he had been managing director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research inter.reseaerch e.V. for 17 years. He still works part time for the Institute as director of mobility programmes and on-line academy. He has managed a regional Erasmus+ traineeships consortium since 2001 and the European Erasmus for young entrepreneurs consortium OPEN-EYE since 2009. He has been involved in numerous European research, education and innovation projects. Mr. Berger received his Diploma Degree in Applied Computer Science in 1999 from the UAS Fulda and his MBA Degree in Science and Education Management in 2011 from the Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg. He is member of the Aspires-Management team in Fulda.

Karina Wardak (TU Fulda, Germany)



Nikola Kletnikov (Military Academy, FYROM)

Nikola Kletnikov has been head of the Department for II and III cycle of studies and professional development, Military Academy „General Mihailo Apostolski“ Skopje, since 2017. He achieved his   Master degree at Military academy Skopje Thesis: Planning of crises response operations on operational level in the Army of Republic of Macedonia – contribution to national security and finished several NATO courses for crisis operation planning. He was head of section for planning and administrative issues in Military academy Skopje. Before he joined the Military Academy he had been head of operational center in General Staff of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia and deputy commander of border brigade. He has managed international high-education and defense-security project Summer Camp-2014 and Summer Camp- 2015. He also was Leader of national representatives in international working group for preparing of "SEEBRIG DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS CONCEPT". He has participated in numerous international scientific conferences and has published a lot of journal’s, articles and conference papers related to crisis management and disaster response. He is member of the Aspires- team in Military Academy – Skopje as a project manager.


Zornitza Tzoneva (ICB, Bulgaria)




Alexander Savov (Comicon, Bulgaria)

Alexander Savov received Master degree in Information technologies from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1981. He started his career in the former Institute of Instrumentation, automation and computer equipment, section of Industrial Automation. In 1991 Alexander together with colleagues has founded Comicon ST. Since 2004 he is a CEO of Comicon Ltd. Alexander has expertise in the field of research, development, production and implementation of products based on Zigbee, Enocean, LoRa technologies, programmable logic controllers, industrial networks and communications, supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), HMI, OPC technology, energy management and monitoring, control and monitoring of remote installations, instruments, industrial design projects. As CEO of Comicon Alexander has taken a leading part in a lot of successfully finished projects in Bulgaria and abroad, including projects under European programs and R&D projects financed by Bulgarian National Innovation fund. He is an author of 1 book and more than 40 research publications.

dipl.eng. Boris Popov (NCITES, Bulgaria)

Mr. Boris Popov is a  chairman of the board of NCITES. He has a university degree in Germany in technical cybernetics and biomedical engineering. Mr. Boris Popov is a Micro Focus certified Instructor and Engineer in the field of network technologies and enterprise systems.