Dr. Ivanka Ivanova

Dr. Ivanka Ivanova is the Law Program Director at the Open Society Institute - Sofia, Bulgaria since 2001 and Advisor with Thematic Area 1 of the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009 - 2014 since 2012.   The main activities of the Law Program of the Institute are related to reform of the Bulgarian judiciary and police service. The program is developing and implementing projects independently or in partnership with state institutions and NGOs in areas such as access to justice, transparency and accountability of institutions and human rights protection. Other experience of Dr. Ivanka Ivanova include lecturing at the National Institute of Justice in 2010-2012, expert contributions to the Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium, ECOTEC Research & Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom, Municipality of Ruse, Bulgaria. She holds PhD in Sociology (Sociololy of Social Regulations) from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", took post graduate interdisciplinary studies from the U.L.B. /Free University of Brussels, Belgium, and Master degree in Law from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.