THE PEOPLE, WHO WORK FOR THESE IDEAS
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Founder and president of
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Founder and president of the Foundation, owner of the Bistra and
was born in the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa.
Since the age of two he has been living with his family in his
mother’s native town of Byala.
He graduated from the Professional School – the department of
“Hides” – in Sofia. He worked in the capital till his joining
the army. He did his military service as a submariner.
After being discharged, he worked at the Meat-processing Plant
in Rousse. He graduated as an extra-mural student from the Leather
Industry Technical School in Lovech. He worked as production organizer
in the “Prista” joint-stock company. For 25 years he was in charge
of the import leather for Bulgaria, and visited almost any country
on the five continents.
After 1989 he registered the “Sasha Impex” firm with the subject
of leather trading.
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Executive Director of
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Executive Director of the Foundation
was born in Rousse. She graduated from the “Dimitar Tsenov” Academy
of Economics in Svishtov, in the department of “National economy
management and planning”. She has a Doctor’s degree in Economics
and is a head assistant professor in the “Business and Management”
at the faculty of “Law, administration and business” of Rousse
University of “Angel Kanchev”. She is a lecturer of marketing-management
and advertising. She has specialized in Portugal, UK, Greece,
Ireland and France. She is the author, independently and in team,
of more than 40 scientific publications in Bulgaria and abroad.
A visiting lecturer and consultant in marketing-management at
CMFR – Rousse. She is the manager of “Primako”Ltd –workout of
recipes for the “Prima” fruit syrups and juices. Marketing consultant
at “Primax”Ltd, Rousse – advertisement strategies, preprinting
design and publishing and an expert at the Economics Committee
of the “Open Society” club – Rousse.
Speaks English and Russian. Hobby – classical music.
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Members of the Managing
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Draganova was born in Sofia.
She graduated from the “St Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University,
department of “Classical and Modern Philologies”, subject – French
started her professional career as a French language teacher at
a secondary school. For many years she was a journalist at BTA
– Head Editorial of “International News”. For 12 years she was
an editor of the “Panorama” magazine for contemporary foreign
literature. Later on she was in charge of the “International relations”
section of the “Bulgaria Hunting” Belgian-Bulgarian company. At
present she is a head expert in the “International activities”
department at the Ministry of Education and Science and is in
charge of international programmes and projects within the framework
of UNESCO, the International Bureau for Education, the Council
of Europe and some international NGOs.
is a member of the Consultative committee of UNESCO on Education
for peace, human rights, democracy, international understanding
coordinator of the UNESCO-associated schools’ system. Representative
for Bulgaria in the Committee for Education at the Council of
Europe. National coordinator of the European Year of Languages
2001 declared by the CE and the European Union.
translator of more than 20 books from the French and French-speaking
literature (novels, novelettes, short stories), of encyclopedias,
political articles, scientific literature. Author of articles
She speaks French, Russian, English and Polish.
Married. Her husband, Sergey Nachev is a journalist; her son is
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Nachev was born in Silistra (1957).
was admitted at the Instrumental Faculty of the Bulgarian State
Conservatoire, in the piano class of Prof. Konstantin Ganev and
at the Faculty of Theory and Composition, in the choir conducting
class of Prof. Vassil Arnaudov. A year later after a competition
he entered St. Petersburg Conservatoire, in the conductorship
class of Prof. Ilya Mussin. He graduated with honors as an opera
and symphony conductor and started work at the Opera House in
specialized with Prof. Genady Rojdestvenski at the “Chiggiana”
Academy in Siena, Italy. After his specialization, he was appointed
a head conductor and head artistic director of the Opera of Rousse.
Later on he became a scholarship student of ANFIAC with UNESCO,
and his practice as a manager was with the Symphony Orchestra
of Paris. He got his diploma from the University of Bourgundy
– Dijon, France. He started work as a conductor at the Opera of
as a conductor of the Symphony orchestra of the Bulgarian national
radio, a year later he became its head conductor. With this cast
Maestro Nachev realizes exceptionally successful tours in Germany,
France and Spain. He releases a lot of records, including world
premieres of contemporary works for the fund of Bulgarian national
a visiting conductor, he works with the orchestras of the Prague
National Opera, the philharmonic orchestra of the town of Klaggenfurt
– Austria, the orchestra of Academia “Concordi” – Rome, Italy
and the orchestra of the Bucharest national radio. Head conductor
of the symphony orchestra of Belgrade TV and radio.
He realizes master degree classes of conductorship at the “Liceo”
Academy in Barcelona, Spain and Opava, Czech Republic.
of the prize: “For a contribution to national culture” of the
Parliament of the Bulgarian republic and of “Crystal Lyra” of
the Ministry of Culture for greatest achievement in the sphere
Speaks French, Russian and Italian.
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Nenova was born in the town of Koubrat.
has a degree of English philology from Sofia University “St. Kliment
Ohridski” and a second degree of philosophy.
A teacher of English, British and American Literature at the English
Language School of Rousse since 1968. Awarded a distinction of
First Class of Qualification for contribution to the development
of English language teaching methods in Bulgaria. She has participated
in a number of national and international conferences of language
teacher associations both with reports and as a lecturer. Author
of a textbook for advanced English learners “Life Skills”, and
a reviewer of the textbooks of English literature for the 10 and
11 grade for English Language Schools.
She was awarded a Fulbrait grant for American studies in 1988
and attended a two-month course in Temple University, Philadelphia.
She works on UNESCO associated school projects. Participates in
seminars, conferences and congresses on the problems of human
rights and peace and international education in Malta, Finland,
Germany, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Israel, Hungary, Sweden
Author in team of five textbooks and practice books on international
education in English assigned by UNESCO and the Ministry of Education.
Editor and publisher of a collection of educational materials
on ecological education “Views and Voices” and the periodical
bulletin “The Blue Danube”, “The Art of Synergy”, “Bulletin of
UNESCO associated schools in Bulgaria”.
National coordinator of the UNESCO project for Bulgaria of human
rights and peace education; international coordinator of the ASP
“The Blue Danube”.
For distinguished innovatory work in international education she
was awarded the prize “Best UNESCO teacher for Bulgaria”. In 1995
received the “Sexaginta Prista” regional award for outstanding
results in teaching. In 1997 was – nominated and received the
award of honour of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education “Neofit
Rilski”. President of SAGE – School Association for Global Education
since its foundation.
An expert on intercultural education at the CE.
Member of the Managing Board of the “Open Society” Club – Rousse.
Member of the national committee of the “Europe at School” competition
and the national committee on the EU initiative of European Year
of Languages 2001.
Coordinator of interclub project of the “Open Society” clubs of
Rousse and Smolyan and SAGE.
Married. Her husband, Todor Nenov, is a teacher of literature;
her son is a student.
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Nikolov was born in Rousse.
graduated from the Medical College in Rousse as a Medical Auxiliary.
Immediately after his graduation he started work in the village
of Mogilino as a medical auxiliary in the village and in the orphanage
for mentally retarded children.
Later on he was invited to work at the Transport Hospital in Rousse
as a district medical auxiliary.
He graduated from the medical university in Varna and worked at
the department of internal diseases in Transport Hospital, 2nd
department of internal diseases in the Regional Hospital and as
a regional doctor with Bulgarian State Railways. At present he
is a free-lance specialist in internal diseases.
Member of the administrative body of the “Danubian Sounds” choir.
Married. His wife Emilia Nikolova is an artist; his daughter Yoana
is 6 years old.
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Tsekova was born in Popovo.
She graduated from the “Angel Kanchev” Rousse University, in “European
Studies”. Speaks English and French.
Married. Her husband Nikolai Tsekov is an engineer. Her daughter
Vassilena is a few months old.
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Paskaleva was born in Rousse.
She graduated from “Vazrajdane” Secondary school and “Geo Milev”
English Language School. Now she is a student of “Economic management”
at the “A.Kanchev” University of Rousse. She has won a competition
with the award of three-month specialization at the University
of South Lancashire, Preston and UK under the Socrates Programme.
She speaks English and German.