Founders

[av_team_member name=’Nikol Parvanova’ job=’President’ src=’https://smisal.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/никол2-287×300.png’ attachment=’141′ attachment_size=’medium’ image_width=’av-team-img-original’ description=’Nikol is 22 years old, a student at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law, studying Law.

In 2015 she got to know the non-governmental sector with the organization GLOW leadership academy, and then with ABLE mentor where he focused on organizing a donation campaign for the Crisis Center “Faith, Hope, and Love”.

Since 2015 she has been a volunteer at the National Patient Organization – first on the prevention and control of HIV / AIDS among young people aged 14 to 18, then on the project “Vaksinko” – info campaign on the importance of vaccines.

In 2016 she took part in the European Youth Parliament as Bulgaria’s representative in Manchester. In the same year, she became a member of the Sofia Student Council and was elected for General Secretary with a term of 1 year.

In 2017 she was in the National Youth Academy of the National Youth Forum – NYF became an ambassador of the Structured Dialogue – with the current working title “EU Youth Dialogue”. She was a representative of Bulgaria at the conference in Bucharest 2019 and during the Bulgarian presidency in 2018.

Since 2017 she has been part of the Foundation “International Award of the Duke of Edinburgh – Bulgaria” with a completed level of Bronze, and from 2020 of Silver.

In 2017 she was elected for the Board of NYF until 2019. The first year she was responsible for the priority “Civil Activism”. In the second year, her priority was Youth Rights.

2021 Nikol was elected for the Advisory Council on Youth part of the Council of Europe.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” av_uid=’av-kf1fzm16′ admin_preview_bg=”][/av_team_member]

[av_team_member name=’Hristina DImitrova’ job=’Co-founder’ src=’https://smisal.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/72601311_1722459087886523_619128976056516608_o-300×300.jpg’ attachment=’163′ attachment_size=’medium’ image_width=’av-team-img-original’ description=’Hristina is 26 years old, a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of National and World Economy. She graduated with a bachelor‘s degree in Political Science in German and a major in Political Science with English. She has a master’s degree in Applied Political Science.

She has over 12 years of experience in the NGO sector, student organizations, and working in the field of youth policies. For over 8 years she was a volunteer in the Bulgarian Red Cross. Her role in the organizations was to promote the humanitarian values among children and young people. She has been active in “Introduction to Humanitarian Law” and “First Aid and Psychosocial Support”. Along with that, she has years of experience in working with children with special and educational needs.

Member of the Student Council term 2016 – 2018 at the University of National and World Economy. Chairman of the NGO “EGO POLITICO” term 2016 and 2017. Deputy Chairman of the Youth Association of Political Science since 2017.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” av_uid=’av-kf1g0d1n’ admin_preview_bg=”][/av_team_member]

[av_team_member name=’Kristiyan Hristov’ job=’Co-founder’ src=’https://smisal.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/77141503_10213182802285131_2472995302353666048_o-2-300×300.jpg’ attachment=’175′ attachment_size=’medium’ image_width=’av-team-img-original’ description=’Kristiyan is 26 years old and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of National and World Economy – UNWE, in Political Science in English and French.

He has been involved in civic education for 6 years, participating in various campaigns to promote an active civil society and increase civic culture.

From February 2015 – February 2017 he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Student Association “EGO POLITICO”. From June 2016 – June 2018 he is a member of the Faculty Council at the Faculty of International Economics and Politics, UNWE.

From June 2017 – December 2018 he was elected a representative of the Department of Political Science in the Student Council at the University of National and World Economy.

Member of the board of the Youth Association for Political Science. He actively participated in the team for the formation of the Advisory Council on Youth Affairs at Sofia Municipality. is 26 years old and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of National and World Economy – UNWE, in Political Science in English and French.

He has been involved in civic education for 6 years, participating in various campaigns to promote an active civil society and increase civic culture.

From February 2015 – February 2017 he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Student Association “EGO POLITICO”. From June 2016 – June 2018 he is a member of the Faculty Council at the Faculty of International Economics and Politics, UNWE.

From June 2017 – December 2018 he was elected a representative of the Department of Political Science in the Student Council at the University of National and World Economy.

Member of the board of the Youth Association for Political Science. He actively participated in the team for the formation of the Advisory Council on Youth Affairs at Sofia Municipality.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” av_uid=’av-kf1g1bcg’ admin_preview_bg=”][/av_team_member]

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Founders

Nikol Parvanova

Nikol is 24 years old, a student at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law, studying Law.

In 2015 she got to know the non-governmental sector with the organization GLOW Leadership Academy, and then with ABLE mentor where she focused on organizing a donation campaign for the Crisis Center “Faith, Hope, and Love”.

Since 2015 she has been a volunteer at the National Patient Organization – first on the prevention and control of HIV / AIDS among young people aged 14 to 18, then on the project “Vaksinko” – an informational campaign on the importance of vaccines.

In 2016 she took part in the European Youth Parliament as Bulgaria’s representative in Manchester. In the same year, she became a member of the Sofia Student Council and was elected as General Secretary with a term of 1 year.

In 2017 she was in the National Youth Academy of the National Youth Forum – NYF became an ambassador of the Structured Dialogue – with the current working title “EU Youth Dialogue”. She was a representative of Bulgaria at the conference in Bucharest in 2019 and during the Bulgarian presidency in 2018.

Since 2017 she has been part of the Foundation “International Award of the Duke of Edinburgh – Bulgaria” with a completed level of Bronze, and from 2020 Silver.

In 2017 she was elected to the Board of NYF until 2019. The first year she was responsible for the priority “Civil Activism”. In the second year, her priority was Youth Rights.

In 2022 Nikol became part of the Advisory Council on Youth part of the Council of Europe with a mandate of 2022-2024. Within her mandate, the focus is portfolio lead PFG 1: Acess to Rights responsible for ECHR and European Social Charter case law. As lead 3 in PFG 2: Youth participation and Youth Work, I will be responsible for the Working group on Quality Label for Youth Centres within the Council of Europe.

Hristina Dimitrova

Hristina is 29 years old, PhD student in Political Science at the University of National and World Economy. She is currently undertaking a one-year specialization for her PhD at Ludwig and Maximilian University of Munich, where she teaches undergraduate students. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with German, major in Political Science with English. Masters in Applied Political Science.

She has 15 years of experience in the NGO sector, student organizations, and youth policy. For over 8 years she was a volunteer with a humanitarian mission in the Bulgarian Youth Red Cross. Her cause was promoting humanitarian values among children and youth. She was actively involved in “Introduction to Humanitarian Law” and “First Aid and Psychosocial Support”. She has extensive experience working with children with special needs and educational needs.

She was a member of the University Student Council for term 2016-2018. President of NGO “EGO POLITICO” during 2016 and 2017. She is currently the Vice President of the Youth Political Science Association since 2017.

In 2022 she took a course in Informal Leadership at the School for Professional and Continuing Education at New Bulgarian University. In 2023 she was certified for “Project Development and Management” with a certificate following the European Framework of Reference for Key Competences Training. She is a participant in season 11 of 9Academy, which is a business academy supporting personal and professional development, and creating a community of supportive professionals.

She has 5 years experience in the energy sector, having been a commercial team manager as well as a commercial department manager where she gained extensive experience in procurement management.

Kristian Hristov

Kristian is 29 years old and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of National and World Economy – UNWE, in Political Science in English and French.

He has been involved in civic education for 9 years, participating in various campaigns to promote an active civil society and increase civic culture.

From February 2015 – February 2017 he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Student Association “EGO POLITICO”. From June 2016 – June 2018 he is a member of the Faculty Council at the Faculty of International Economics and Politics, UNWE.

From June 2017 – December 2018 he was elected a representative of the Department of Political Science in the Student Council at the University of National and World Economy.

In 2023 he was certified for “Project Development and Management” with a certificate in accordance with the European Framework of Reference for Key Competences Training. 

Member of the board of the Youth Association for Political Science. He actively participated in the team for the formation of the Advisory Council on Youth Affairs at Sofia Municipality.

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