Team, Board and Founders

BlueLink is a foundation registered in public benefit under Bulgaria’s Non-for-profit Organisations Act. It is governed by a Council of Founders, which meets at least once a year. A 5-member Executive Board is appointed to oversee the foundation’s activities. Since 2011 the board has appointed Pavel Antonov, PhD, to manage the organisation's team and day-to-day activities as Executive Manager.

BlueLink's Founders

BlueLink was founded in 1998 and registered in 1999 by:

  • ECO-CLUB 2000 – Sofia;
  • Public  Center for Environment and Sustainable Development – Varna;
  • Za Zemiata/Friends of the Earth Europe;
  • Centre for Environmental Education and Information – Sofia;
  • Balkani Wildlife Nature Conservation Society - Sofia;
  • Geo Eco Club Academica  Veliko Tarnovo;
  • Terra Environmental Association – Blagoevgrad;
  • Semperviva – Pernik*;
  • Pavel P Antonov, PhD;
  • Vassil Beyazov, Dipl. Arch; and
  • Willem Tjebbe Oostenbrink.


Executive Board and Team Members

Pavel P Antonov, PhD, Co-founder/Board Member/ Executive Editor, Journalist


Velina Barova, Journalism Projects Lead / Editorial Coordinator, Journalist


Natalia Dimitrova, Co-founder with Terra - Blagoevgrad /  Chair of the Board


Biliana Kicheva, Finance Manager


Wiktor Marzec, Eurean Remembrance / Civil Society Under Pressure project researher


Plamen Peev, PhD,  Participation and Access to Justice and Information, Programme Lead


Eva Stoyanova, Projects and Research Associate


Andrey Ralev, Member of the Executive Board and co-founder with Balkani Wildlife Protection Society


Evgenia Tasheva, Co-founder with Terra - Blagoevgrad / Member of the Executive Board,  former Executive Director


Petko Tsvetkov, Co-founder with Balkani Wildlife Protection Society /Member of the Board,


Ksenia Vakhrusheva, EU-Russia Civil Society Research Coordinator/Journalist


Vladimir Vassilev,  maintenance and development of the infrastructure and network of websites, run by Bluelink


Dimitur Vassilev-Velin, Co-founder with ECO-CLUB 2000 / Skipper and Compass Holder, former Interim Director


*Semperviva - Pernik did not register as a formal co-founder.