Bulgaria

Plamen Bonchev and Dimitar Mihaylov

Co-Heads of the Bulgarian Delegation to the IHRA

Member country since: 2018


Julia Dandolova (Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria "Shalom") – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Evgeniya Kostadinova (Ministry of Education and Science) – Education Working Group

Rumyana MarinovaChristidi (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski) – Education Working Group

Veni Markovski (Chairman of the Board and President of the Internet Society of Bulgaria)

Iliya Nachev (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Alexander Oscar (Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria "Shalom")

Maria Spassova (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Albena Taneva (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski) – Academic Working Group

Dimitar Vassilev (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Silvia Berova (Archives State Agency) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Ludmila Dimitrova (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Communication Working Group


We are happy and gratified that Bulgaria proudly assumes its well deserved place on the map of the nations and communities that are dedicated to upholding the commitments of the Stockholm Declaration and working together to safeguard the historical record. Accession as a full member is not the end of the road but just another starting point. We still need – as a society and state - to come to terms with the events during the Holocaust that are now still seen by many as uncomfortable. Nations and societies that have successfully dealt with the past can face the present and the future with confidence and self-esteem. We are particularly proud that Bulgaria has adopted the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism and has appointed a national coordinator on combatting antisemitism. We also recognize the efforts of the Bulgarian EU Presidency towards making IHRA’s agenda more visible among the EU institutions and membership.

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