Andrey Novakov is the youngest Member of the European Parliament who joined the institution in November 2014.
He is a Vice-Coordinator in the Committee on Regional Development and co-rapporteur for the post-2020 Common Provision Regulation.
In 2016, he was awarded the Forbes’ 30 under 30 prize.
Andrey’s key activities relate to regional policy and EU investments in infrastructure, SMEs, entrepreneurship, research and innovation. He was also involved in the negotiations on the 2016, 2017 and 2018 EU budgets. For the last 3 years, he authored and shadowed a line-up of key reports, resolutions and opinions on the future of EU investments, Erasmus+, Youth Guarantee, Youth Employment Initiative, SMEs, Horizon 2020, simplification of EU funding, the European Fund for Strategic Investments.
In 2018 Andrey Novakov launched the first Bulgarian programme of the EU – A.L.E.C.O. (Achieve Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Cooperation Opportunities). The project is going to be an integrated part of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs by 2019. By the end of 2019, 120 European entrepreneurs will get the chance to participate and learn from the global entrepreneurship hubs in USA, Singapore and Israel.