European Development Foundation​

OUR team


— board of trustees

the supreme collective Governing Board composed from 3 to 7 members


— management board

composed from 3 to 5 members, including the Executive Director, elected by the Board of Trustees


— executive director

elected by the Management Board among its members, representing the Foundation


— founder

– Founder and director
Higher Education: Special Education
and Psychology – Master’s degree

Psycho therapy in Neo -Reichian school – Lugano, Switzerland, and another specialization in Organizational and occupational psychology – “Coach in group dynamic training and organizational behaviour” at the International Business School – Bulgarian
-Danish Business Department

Consultant “Integrated Learning” and “Early intervention” at the School for children with disabilities in Sofia

Specialized in Integration education
and Early Intervention in Perkins schoolfor the Blind and Multiply handicapped children under Hilton Perkins Foundation, the USA

Team leader and organizer of educational and psychodynamic
training, preparing and delivering


— member

– Board member
Mrs. Tagareva  has 20 years of experience in the field of tourism, marketing and event management. She has worked as a tour guide, as a travel consultant, project manager and marketing manager in a hardware company. 

Мrs.Tagareva has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in tourism, and then completed a PhD dissertation on the impact of globalization processes in the hotel industry. She has a number of scientific publications in scientific journals, monographs and participates in various scientific studies in the field of economics, tourism and education. 

She has worked with students as a teacher. She is often a guest lecturer at public and private Bulgarian universities on current topics in tourism and economics. 

In his spare time she works as an expert or trainer in various international projects.


— member

Board member 

Maya Danova 
Higher Education: Sociology – Bachelor’s degree, Management and development of human resources – Master’s degree
PhD degree in the field of Marketing of tourism
Certificate for training of trainers;
Certificate for training consultants in organizational development,
management and human resources management
Maya Danova has experience in European programmes as a
coordinator (Life-long learning programme “Leonardo Da Vinci”). 
Maya Danova is director in currently licensed centre for information and guidance (CIPO). One of the
main objectives of the Centre is to assist students or young people between 18 – 29
years old wishing to choose a new direction in their personal life or in their career.

OUR network



Social Firms Europe CEFEC is a European Network of Social Firms, Social Co-operatives, NGO’s and organizations that all share the objective of creating paid work for disabled and disadvantaged people 

Social Firms Europe CEFEC is the only network of Social Firms across Europe!

At a time when employment is increasingly difficult for individuals who are at a significant distance from the labour market because of their disability or disadvantage, it is essential to facilitate the start-up and operation of Social Firm and social co-operative businesses that offer real, paid, sustainable employment options within a supportive working environment

Social Firms Europe CEFEC is a truly participative and integrative network, working on behalf of its members across all the EU member states to promote the model of Social Firms and social cooperatives at EU, national and regional levels


- LetHerIn

It is an international network made up of public and private organisations, each with their specific expertise and experience, ready to share their knowledge, skills and values and collaborate with organizations that invest in human capital in order to eliminate the obstacles that women encounter in their equal
educational, labour, political, social and civic participation

Through mentoring, consulting, and implementing education and capacity building European programs, LET HER IN experts aim at supporting European citizens, with a special focus on women, in a wide variety of fields, starting from education, moving to the workplace and including civil and social
participatory processes 

LET HER IN seeks to design and implement programs to improve the work-life balance of all
women, reconciling their personal, social and professional lives, by strengthening their capacity, productivity, self-esteem and social responsibility