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

 

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

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

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