Foundation "Humanity"





The Staff

Professor Luben Dimitrov
Corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Science
President of Foundation “Humanity”
Graduate of the faculty of Philosophy and History at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, with a specialty in Pedagogic. Doctor of Pedagogical sciences, professor at  Sofia University and  since 1986 - Head of Department of theory of education.
Author of 25 Monographers and numerous publications in the field of  theory, methodology and history of education. Member of the Bulgarian Union of Scientists, the Union of Independent writers and other  Organizations.

Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria and the Committee of pedagogical and psychological sciences. Professor Dimitrov  has worked as a Counselor at the Council of Ministers on the subject of science and higher education. He has worked as a consultant in many government, municipal and community Institutions in the field of Education and Culture.  Since 2004 he has been elected Corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Professor Dimitrov has been awarded with the highest orders for his scientific achievements:  “Cyril and Methodius”, “People’s Republic of Bulgaria”, the “Sofia University Sign of Honor” with blue ribbon and others.
At the eve of the Millenium, he initiated and authored the “ Appeal for a more Humane World”, which has been internationally appraised by high positioned politicians, cultural, scientific and social communities throughout the World.
Professor Dimitrov  is an active sponsor of many non governmental and social causes. He is a co-founder of Foundation “Humanity “, 1993, vice-president for several years and  since 2010 he has been elected President of the Foundation.

  Tzvetana Platikanova

Actress /State Theatre of Satire, Sofia/

Participation in numerous TV and Radio parogrammes.

Author of, plays, musical and bailey librettos, TV scripts
popularizing science and arts among children.
Member of the Sofia city council.
Member of several elected committees for Education and Culture.
Chairperson of Association “Child’s Friend”
Founder/director of licensed Kindergarten “Child’s Friend”
Member of the Executive Board of Foundation “Humanity”, responsible for European Programmes.
Awards: First degree Golden Medal “Cyril and Metodi” for
achievements in Art and culture.
Award for best actress at a national theatre competition.
First prize for design of stage decorations and puppets at a national puppet festival. Awards at National contests for TV and Radio plays. Selected Bulgarian participant in the World Festival of Toys in New York, presenting self created puppets.
More than 70 TV films (script writer and main role), helping children become familiar with science, through the means of enjoyable fairytales.
Member of the Board of Foundation “ Art and Culture – Sevlievo”
Member of the Board of Foundation “Humanity” (European projects)
Member of  “Hands ON International” - Association of Children’s Museums
Member of Platform Intercultural Europe. Jury member of several European  Art competitions. Organizer and participant in multiple festive and public activities of   Association “Child’s Friend”, Foundation “Art and Culture – Sevlievo”, Association “Parents”,   Foundation “Humanity”, and others.


Prof. D-r Milka Vasileva
Gaduated  Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Pedagogy
Scientific degrees:
Institute of Education – Doctor in Psychology.
Institute of Social Managementass. professorPsychological problems in adult education. 
International Slavic Institute, MoscowProfessor (2008)
Professional experiences:
Scientific Research  Institute of  Pediatricsclinical psychologist
Institute of Social Management: specialist, chief of department, ass. professor
Lecturer in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and Shumen University “Ep. St. Preslavski” and at the Kiev (Ukraine) Slavic University.
International Slavic Institute, MoscowProfessor , lecturer (1999-2012)
Membership in Scientific organizations:
Union of Scientific Organizations, since 1980г.-
Association of Bulgarian Psychologists
Association of Practical Psychologists
Interdisciplinary Citizenship Academy – since 2010г.
Foundation Centre Nadya” since 1998. 
FoundationHumanity” –  Member since 1994. Scientific secretary (since 1998) and Vice President (2011)
Spheres of professional interests and experiences:
Development through ageing (childhood to adulthood) – research and consultancy.
Pedagogical Psychologyresearch, lecturing, consulting.
School Psychology – diagnostics and consultancy.
Psychological and Pedagogical problems in rehabilitation of hospitalized children and young people.
Organization of training and qualification courses with teachers and university students in Bachelor and Masters programmes.
Forming and implementation of educational technologies. 
Interdisciplinary analysis in subjects of psychological sciences.
MoscowPsychological problems in social communications.
AmsterdamInstitute for SMEBusiness consulting and problem solving.
Vladislav Gospodinov
Working experience:
From 2008 until present – Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ", Faculty of education – Lecturer, Assistant
2006-2008 - SU "St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of pedagogy-Inspector, and coordinator of departments.
2005-2006 - SU "St. Kliment Ohridski, the University library " Kliment Ohridski ", Pedagogical section-librarian.
2002-2006 - SU "St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of pedagogy – Doctor in pedagogy (theory education and didactics)
1996-2001- SU "St. Kliment Ohridski” - Faculty of pedagogy, Major - expert on behavior deviations.
1985-1996, 12 School "Tsar Ivan Asen II
Languages: English – excellent; French Good
Social skills and competences:
Since 2009, Member of the management of section "Pedagogics and psychology" within the Bulgarian Union of Scientists.
Organizacional skills and competences Organization and coordination of administrative and cultural activities.
Artistic skills and competences: Fotographer.  Author’s Exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad. Since 2009 – permanent Exhibition in the University Library Hall. (2007) Collaboration wit the University Museum.
Photographer at Sofia View (2009) Photographer of Sofia University (2010)
Publications: Numerous monographers, studios and scientific articles, mainly on the subjects of pedagogical approach to emotional integrity and behavioural deviations.
Administrative secretary of Foundation “Humanity”
 Magdalena Dikova
Graduate of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”- History.
Doctor of Philosophical sciences.
Assistant professor in Politology.
Deputy Dean of the “Slavic University”.
Deputy Director of the Centre for Strategic Research.
Awarded the “Cyril and Methodius” gold medal.
Co-founder and Member of the Executive Board of
Foundation “Humanity”.

Ivan Tokadgiev
Graduate of the National High School of Fine Arts and the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, (1978)
Teaching at the University of Ruse, where he has also been Chairman of the Associations of Artists.
Worked consecutively in the Television Centre – Ruse, the Opera and the Municipality of Ruse,
Bulgarian National Television (Managing Director), privare TV channels and the Ministry of Culture (Deputy Minister).
Works mainly in the field of TV design, artist – producer of numerous theatre, opera and ballet settings, and lately in the field of Dance-theatre and Musicals.
Ivan Tokadgiev has been taking part in many group exhibitions, both in Bulgaria and abroad. He presented independent exhibitions in Ruse, Sofia, Leipzig, Dresden, Vienna, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and others.
Chairperson of the Federation of the Clubs of Artists.
Since 2002 – Honorable member and consultant of Association “Child’s Friend”
Associated member of Foundation “Humanity”.

             Ivan Neykov   

Vice President

 Work experience:

2001 – ongoing - Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy (BILSP), - NGO - Chairman of the managing board.
2001 – ongoing - Sofia Bar Association – Lawyer, Legal consultations and legal help in Labour and social legislation
1997 –2001 - Council of ministers of Republic of Bulgaria - Minister of Labour and Social Policy
1990 - 1997 - Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria - Vice-president and Head of Legal Division CITUB
1981 – 1990 - National Labour Directorate  - Inspector – lawyer
Education and training
1996 - USAID, USA - Course in management of pension funds
1992-1993 - Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Germany - Postgraduate studies in social security, industrial relations and management of enterprises
1991 - International Institute of Histadrut – Israel - Postgraduate Study on Market Economy
1986-1988 - Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski - Postgraduate Study on Labour and Insurance Law 1974-1978 - Sofia University - Master of Law
Social skills and competences: Team worker, experienced team leader , good adaptation in multi cultural society, good mediator and  conflict resolving skills, management skills –fully developed during his employment as a Minister of Social affairs.
Organisational skills and competences
1992 1995 Workers delegate on 79th, to 81st sessions of the ILO, in Geneva
1993 1997 Head of the Delegation of CITUB in the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation
1997 2001 Head of the Delegation of Bulgaria to the 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th and 87th session of the ILO - Geneva
1998 2001 Head of the Working Group on conducting the pension reform and development of the Compulsory Social Security Code
20002001 Member of the Administrative Council of the International Labour Office, Geneva
20002001 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the National Insurance Institute
2003 2007 Sofia municipality - Chairman of Budget and Finance Committee
2007 – 2008 Sofia municipality - municipal council, the Vice Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee and the Ethics Committee
Other skills and competences : Chairman of many working groups; teacher on labour law and social insurance in Sofia University, participation in international projects of EU,  ILO, Open Society Foundation, UNDP, etc.,
Professor Snezhana Barova         is a pianistwith a prolific concert caree in Bulgaria and abroad.
After her study at the National Music school in Sofia, she became a graduate and postgraduate student of the Moscow conservatoire, in the class of prof. Heinrich Neuhaus.
As a professional pianist, Snezhana Barova performed in Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg), Ukraine ( Kiev, Lviv, Odessa), Lithuania, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Azerbaijan. She was a soloist with such renowned orchestras as the Saint Petersburg Philharmony, the Moscow Radio Orchestra, and many others, to great critical acclaim. Snezhana Barova gave many performances and took part in local and International music Festivals.
Later on, she performed successfully in Poland, Russia, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Cuba, India, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Albania and the former Yugoslav countries.
Snezhana Barova is a laureate of the 3d World Youth Festival in Berlin, Germany and of the 4th International Frederik Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland.
For her outstanding musical achievements, prof. Barova was appointed Honoured Artist (1982) and awarded a 1st class Order of Cyril and Methodius.
As a professor in the Bulgarian National Academy of Music, she has taught many young talented pianistsq who now perform and teach in Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, USA, Canada and other countries.
Since 1989 Snezhana Barova has been a member of the Academic Chamber Ensemble, which continues it’s successful “Masters of Chamber Music” concert series.
Professor Barova is a member of Foundation Humanity since 1994 and until present – a member of the Executive Board of the Foundation.
Maxim Mizov
Graduated Sofia University “ St. Kliment Ohridski”, faculty of philosophy, profile -  sociology.
Professional Experience:
1978 – 1988 Section “Sociology and psychology  of education” – assistant professor.
1982 – Candidate of philosophical sciences.
1990 – until present  - Centre for historical and politological research”, chief of Department.
2008 – Doctor of philosophical sciences.
Lecturer at seminars and training courses, scientific leader for more than 100 students.
Lecturer at the Slavic University at the department of  "political sciences".
Organizational and other scientific activities:
Organizer and co-organizer of theoretical Conferences, seminars and Round tables with international participation of scientists and researchers from Bulgaria, France, Germany and other countries.
Co-founder of Foundation “Humanity” and organizer of many scientific-theoretical Conferences initiated by the Foundation. ( Over 150 scientific reports at theoretical Conferences, seminars and Round tables.
Member of the Bulgarian Association for political science and the Bulgarian philosophical Association.
Author of 26 books and tutorials for students; author of more than 230 Studios, brochures and articles in scientific and theoretical almanacs and magazines.
Member of Editor’s Boards for publication of scientific and theoretical articles and almanacs.
Lecturer at seminars and trainings for higher qualification, and at scientific forums organized by Foundation “Humanity”, Foundation Jean Jaurès" (France), Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Germany), "Alfred Mozer Foundation (Netherlands) and the Westminster Foundation (UK).








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