Member of Executive Committee
Damyan Vladinov (Bulgaria)
TISPOL/ROADPOL Council member since 2008 and member of the Technology Working Group since 2012. Actively participated in a large number of road policing trainings, seminars, and joint cross-border enforcement operations. In 2021, 2022 and 2023 elected as ROADPOL Executive Committee member.
Graduated the Technical University - Sofia with a degree in Engineering, and completed a postgraduate program in“International Economic Cooperation” at the University of National and World Economy-Sofia.
Joined the Police in 1998.
Since 2004 - Head of Unit in the Traffic Police Department at the National Police General Directorate, responsible for various areas of activities of the Traffic Police: Information Systems, Specialized Exchange of Information and Cooperation with EU Structures. A specific feature of the Bulgarian Traffic Police is the wide range of activities including Road Traffic Control, Vehicle Registration, Driver’s Registering and Licensing, Road Traffic Accidents Analyses and Statistics, Prevention and their derivatives. Above listed activities are elements of the spectrum of Road Safety and his significant advantage is to be familiar with the functioning of all of these systems and their interconnections.
Since 2015 he has held his current position as Head of Section “Driving Licenses Exchange of Information”. Designated as National Contact Point as regards Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on driving licenses with responsibility for direct communication with the National Authorities of EU Member States issuing driving licenses. Awarded many times for achieving high professional results.
Since 2007 he has worked in different Road Safety expert groups formats chairing by the Directorate- General” Mobility and Transport” of the European Commission. Bulgarian representative in the High Level Group on Road Safety, organized and chaired by the European Commission with main responsibilities to participate in road safety discussions at EU level and to ensure the link between the EC and road safety institutions at national level.
In 2017 with regard to the forthcoming Bulgaria's Presidency of the Council of the EU, he successfully completed a full package of training courses “Chairing the meeting of the working groups/bodies of the Council of the EU” conducted by the Diplomatic Institute of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ENA (French National School of Administration) and European Institute of Public Administration.
In 2019 he was designated as National Project Coordinator of Component 1- “Enforcement Chain” of Road Safety Exchange Project financed by the European Parliament and under the management of the European Commission.
Married with 2 sons. Hobbies: mountaineering/hiking, skiing, cycling, listening to music, travelling.
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