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 / Deputy Editor, Journalist


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


Milena Dimitrova, Board Member


Zoya Borisova, Administrative Officer


Plamen Peev, PhD,  Participation and Access to Justice and Information, Advisor


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


Nikolai Genov / Aspektrum , IT Advisor


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.