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“Geopolitics is the art of understanding the world’s power dynamics based on the conundrum of geographical space.”

With over 25 years of professional and academic expertise in security and defense, Velina Tchakarova stands out as a leading figure in geopolitics. At FACE For A Conscious Experience, Velina leverages her broad network and practical experience to deliver tailored solutions, helping clients adeptly navigate the complex geopolitical terrain. She provides invaluable guidance in preparing for potential risks and trends in various geopolitical contexts, enabling clients to strategically position themselves in their respective industries. Her foresight in scenario planning equips businesses to face future challenges with confidence and clarity.

Presently, Velina enriches the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Alpbach Forum and the Advisory Board of Eastern Circles with her insights. Additionally, her role as a visiting fellow at the Observer Research Foundation underscores her ongoing commitment to geopolitical analysis. Velina’s extensive involvement extends participating in the Security and Strategy Board  of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense’s Science Commission and the Vienna Economic Forum, and serving on the peer board of Defence Horizon Journal. Her previous jobs as the Director of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in Vienna and lecturer at the Real-World Risk Institute are marked by profound contributions to understanding the geopolitical domain and its implications for various sectors.

Velina Tchakarova is a dynamic presence in conferences, webinars, and expert gatherings, offering cutting-edge analysis and perspectives on global geopolitical shifts. Her multifaceted expertise is sought after in both public and private sectors for research, consulting, lecturing, and publishing on vital geopolitical themes, trends, risks, and scenarios.

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What is FACE?

FACE stands For A Conscious Experience

At the core of our mission is to create the foremost global network and offer an enlightened experience that is available to everyone, no matter where or when. Our approach involves connecting individuals in order to foster a conscious community and share valuable insights.

Our values are:

Meaningful connection

At FACE, we prioritize building genuine and respectful relationships with our clients, striving to understand their unique needs and goals to form meaningful and long-lasting partnerships based on trust and integrity.


At FACE, we aim to simplify the complex world of geopolitics by providing clear and actionable insights and recommendations with complete transparency in our processes to empower our clients' strategic decision-making.


At FACE, we empower our clients to succeed in both local and global arenas by respecting their diverse backgrounds and unique regional circumstances through our commitment to glocalism - supporting regional production, consumption, culture, and identity while also navigating the wider global landscape.
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We position our clients at the forefront of their field by advanced services.

We bring more than 20 years’ senior experience forging collaborations across government, private sector and international forums.


At FACE – For A Conscious Experience, we specialize in providing businesses and institutions with expert geopolitical consulting services.


As an experienced speaker and recognized authority in geopolitics and geostrategy, I am committed to shedding light on the complex workings of geopolitics.


As an accomplished researcher in geopolitics, I actively contribute to national and international research projects and consortia, such as FFG in Austria and or Horizon…

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