Antoaneta Nenkova is one of the founders of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) in 1992. She has a master’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the St. Kliment Okhridski University of Sofia. She has many years of professional experience as a journalist at the Bulgarian National Radio and correspondent of the Bulgarian edition of Deutsche Welle radio.
As a project coordinator and senior researcher at the BHC, Antoaneta has been monitoring children’s institutions since 2000, and since 2010 – the progress of deinstitutionalisation. She is a member of an expert group on family policies at the National Network for Children, as well as member of the team of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA.
Antoaneta is the author of research, journalistic publications and radio broadcasts of the Bulgarian National Radio and Deutsche Welle on the rights of children with special needs and disadvantaged adults in Bulgaria. She has received the award of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Panitza Journalism Award. She has been nominated for the European Commission’s Robert Schuman Prize. Her radio documentary is included in the Golden Fund of the Bulgarian National Radio.
Antoaneta is a fellow of the International Academy for Leadership (IAF), Gummersbach, Germany, a fellow of the American Councils for International Education Washington, DC, USA, and a certified expert from Minority Rights Group International (MRGI), London, UK.