Ms Irena Todorova, PhD is the new Executive Director of ICH Centre Sofia who was unanimously elected on the last session of the General Assembly of the Centre in May 2018.
Irena Todorova has a B.A. in Political Science in French and M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations. She holds a PhD in Political Culture of the new generations from New Bulgarian University. She has been an advisor to the Minister of Education and Science and to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.
The Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO. Cofounders of the Sofia Centre are Ministry of Culture of Republic of Bulgaria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Bulgaria and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
On the last session of the General Assembly, two new member states from South-Eastern Europe were unanimously and enthusiastically welcomed as part of the Centre. Until today, their number is 14 member states: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine. The scope of the Regional Centre is expected to expand in the forthcoming years.