Who we are?
Why media literacy?
The Coalition is open to joining all organizations that support the mission and are active in the field of education.
The aim is to develop critical thinking and creativity, first of all, for children and young people in the digital-media world, but also for all other age groups in Bulgaria.
Yoana is the recipient of the United Nations award from the Universal Cultural Forum in Spain, the Harvard Harbus Award for Excellence in Journalism and Education, and a citation from the State of Massachusetts for achievements in the work with young people.
After more than 20 years, she returned to Bulgaria to serve as a Chief Operating Officer at the Creative Training Center. Her work with the CCT is aimed at modernizing the Bulgarian educational system by integrating classroom technologies and teacher development.
Ms. Vassileva has over 16 years of experience in the prevention and support of children and women, and the protection of their rights, as well as in development of policies to combat human trafficking, for prevention and direct support for victims. Antoaneta Vassileva is a member of the Expert Group on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings at the Council of Europe Convention on Trafficking in Human Beings.
He is a co-author of various training methodologies for children, teachers and parents and regularly leads trainings on Internet safety, media literacy and digital skills. He has over 15 years of experience as a journalist at BTA and a number of print publications and he is one of the initiators of the Coalition for media literacy in education.
"I believe that young people in Bulgaria deserve a better media alternative, and that with our help they can create one. This is the most inspiring and important project I've worked on. Over the years, radio and television have let me meet exceptional professionals and I am happy that they are now on the project's mentoring team."
Executive Director, Center for Inclusive Education
Iva is one of the founders and a member of the Board of the Bulgarian Platform for International Development, a member of the Board of the Division of International Special Education and Services, a scholar under the Chevening Program of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a scholarship recipient from the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She was also honoured by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria for outstanding contribution and service to the protection of the rights of the child.
Prof. Nelly Ognyanova
Prof. Georgi Lozanov
Director of the Cultural Communications Directorate at BTA
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sofia University (since 1994). Guest lecturer at the New Bulgarian University, National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts “Kr. Sarafov”, Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski.
Head of the Department of Printing and Book Publishing at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”(1995-1998 and 2004-2010). A member of the first media regulatory body in Bulgaria since its foundation (1997-2001): the National Council for Radio and Television, from the president‘s quota.
Prof. Orlin Spasov
Prof. Daniel Danov
Author of the books "Media Communication Pedagogy", "Children and the Media", "Effective Communication Pedagogy", "Information Radio – А Look inside", "Media Literacy: Genesis, Rethinking Experience, Challenges and Perspectives".
Iglika has many years of experience in creating and distributing media and advertising content, and in the early 2019 joined the editorial staff of the weekly online journal Toest. She takes as a personal cause the mission of the Media Literacy Coalition.
Evi has graduated European Studies in Slovenia and Cultural Policy in Slovenia and Belgium. She continues to study cultural policies in southern Europe and how film art reflects socio-political problems in the region.
Since 2021 Dr Papagalska has been part of the administrative team of the Lachezar Tsotsorkov Foundation, where she holds the position of "operational manager".
She has over 7 years of experience in project management and administration, as well as in organizing and coordinating trainings and events.
Ph.D Lilia Lozanova
Ph.D Lilia Lozanova is a lecturer at Shumen University "Bishop Konstantin Preslavski" and associate professor of media pedagogy since November 2017. Her scientific research is about media education and student's values. She has two published books for these topics - "Student's Values in the Media Society" (2016) and "Highlights in Media Education" (2017).
Her scientific publications are related to media literacy, media education, mobile training and the study of student's values, etc. Associate professor Lozanova is a journalist with nearly 20 years of experience in regional, national and international media (Russell Media Bulgaria). She has won various journalistic awards and in the recent years has won prizes in in the national b2 journalism competition "Green Pen" .
Tsvetan Petrov is a deputy principal for Academic Affairs of the "Dr. Petar Beron" secondary school in Kostinbrod. He graduated from the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bulgarian Philology and Journalism. For many years he was deputy editor-in-chief of the first Bulgarian financial daily - the newspaper PARI. Mr Petrov is an expert in Information and Publishing in the National Association of Municipalities and a manager of Logos Media. He also works as a director of the Integration Center of the State Agency for Refugees at the Council of Ministers.
For the last six years he has been a teacher of Bulgarian language and literature and head of the club "Journalism and Creative Writing" at the Secondary School for Western and Eastern Languages "Prof. V. Zlatarski ” and “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” primary school in Aprilovo.
Tsvetan has III professional qualification degree at DIUU of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski with a defended thesis on the topic "Study of media texts" and prepares higher degree with a study on the media literacy of students. He believes that he will help them to navigate through the surrounding media environment, to distinguish the real from the fake news and to develop critical thinking.
Prof. Yantsislav Yanakiev
The Center is the first space for public debate and the first independent space for art, culture, social practices and psychodrama in Bulgaria.
The mission of the Foundation is based on the conviction that transparency and providing a critical perspective on the phenomena in the media are fundamental prerequisites for the development of democratic publicity.
Our main goals are: To develop and promote the idea of parenthood as a fundamental spiritual value in society and the family as a natural environment for the upbringing of children.
Our programs develop communication skills, leadership, teamwork, initiative, entrepreneurship and other social skills and competences. We define media literacy as a key skill in the 21st century.
We work with all formal educational institutions to add value to the educational process.
is for every child to have access to quality education – regardless of where they live, which school they go to, and what the financial ability of their parents is.
TEACH FOR BULGARIA'S MISSION
is to recruit, train, and develop capable and motivated professionals who are committed to work long-term towards positive change in education in Bulgaria.
The National Network for Children advocates for the rights and well-being of children by bringing together and developing a broad, socially relevant network of organizations and supporters.
To achieve this, the system is designed to ensure the active participation of each student in the learning process through the efficient use of resources. The product is divided into three main parts - presentation, administrative and public portal.