Vassil Kirov

Professor and Deputy Director
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgaria Academy of Science


Dr. Vassil Kirov is Full Professor of Future of Work and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Bulgaria, and Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, in France. He is also an Associate Researcher at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels, Belgium. His research interests are in the sociology of work and organisations, employment relations and digitalisation. Vassil has been a researcher in large EU-funded research projects (Horizon Europe BEYOND4.0 and SkilMeet, most recently) and has worked as an external expert for the European Commission, the ILO and EUROFOUND. He was a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on the Impact of the Digital Transformation on EU Labour Markets (2018 – 2019). Mr Kirov has published books and articles in leading international scientific journals. Among his last publications is the co-edited book Policy Implications of Virtual Work, published by Palgrave in 2017, the book The digital transformation and the future of work. Global trends. Local consequences, published by the Sofia University Press in 2022.