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The National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings was established by virtue of the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. It determines and administers the implementation of the national policy and strategy in the area of combating trafficking in human beings. The National Commission under the Council of Ministers organises and coordinates the interaction between separate institutions and organisations executing the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. It works to prevent trafficking in human beings and to protect, assist and reintegrate victims of trafficking.

The National Commission develops annually a National Programme for Prevention and Counteraction of Trafficking in Human Beings and Protection of the Victims, which is approved by the Council of Ministers. It researches, analyses and reports statistical data on human trafficking. It carries out information, awareness and education campaigns aimed at potential victims of trafficking. It manages and supervises the activities of the Local Commissions for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and the centres for protection and support of victims of trafficking. It also contributes to international cooperation for prevention and counteraction of human trafficking.

 
Chairperson and Members

 

Chairperson: Kalina Konstantinova - Deputy Prime Minister for Good Governance
Kalina Konstantinova studied at the French Language School in Sofia. She graduated with a double major in Economics and French Studies and a minor in International Relations at Bard College in New York, USA. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London, UK. She teaches in the program for economic growth and development at the Center for Economic Strategies and Competitiveness at Sofia University, affiliated with Harvard University.

Kalina Konstantinova is a development economist, with a strong focus on entrepreneurship. Her experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors has been dedicated to supporting the development and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups in Bulgaria. Over the past two years she developed an innovative start-up in the field of information security, winner of multiple local and international awards.

Kalina Konstantinova was an adviser to Mr. Assen Vassilev, Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism in the caretaker cabinet with Prime Minister Marin Raykov from March to May 2013.

Kalina Konstantinova was Deputy Minister of Economy to Mr. Kiril Petkov, Minister of Economy in the first caretaker cabinet with Prime Minister Stefan Yanev from 12 May 2021to 15 September 2021.

Member of Parliament (47th National Assembly), elected on the ticket of “We Continue the Change” in the 25th Multi-seat Constituency, Sofia.

Deputy Prime Minister for Good Governance in the cabinet elected by the 47th National Assembly on 13 December 2021.

 

Representatives of the following ministeries and state institutions are members of the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings:

– Deputy Minister of Health;

– Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs;

– Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs;

– Deputy Minister of Justice;

– Deputy Minister of Education and Science;

– Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy;

– Deputy Chair of the State Agency for Child Protection;

–  Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Cassation;

–  Deputy Chief Prosecutor.

- Deputy Director of the National Ivestigation Service

 


Secretariat

Secretary

Mr. Dobromir Petrov, Chief Expert 

Ms. Ernesta Ruseva-Hristova, Senior Expert

Ms. Antoaneta Dimitrova, Senior Expert

Ms. Emilya Alexieva, Chief specialist

 

 
Former members

2017-2021

Krasimir Karakatschanov - Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the National commision for combating trafficking in human beings

26.06.2013 – 25.07.2013

Chairperson:

Zinaida Kamenova Zlatanova – Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the National commision for combating trafficking in human beings (regarding decision of The Council of Ministers № 379/26.06.2013)

2009-2013

Chairperson:

Cvetan Genchev Cvetanov – Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the National commision for combating trafficking in human beings (regarding decision of The Council of Ministers № 700/ 27.08.2009)

Members

Mr. Veselin Vuchkov – Deputy Minister of Interior

Ms. Desislava Dimitrova – Deputy Minister of Health

Ms. Darinka Iankova – Deputy Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection

Mr. Grozdan Iliev – Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Cassation

Mr. Plamen Georgiev – Deputy Minister of Justice

Mr. Dimitar Iordanov – Deputy Chairperson of the State Agency „National Security“

Mr. Petko Petkov – Deputy Director of the National Investigation Service

Mr. Ivan Naidenov – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ms. Milena Damianova – Deputy Minister of Education and Science

Ms. Zornica Rusinova – Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy

2005-2009

Chairperson:

Mr. Daniel Valtchev – Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the National commision for combating trafficking in human beings (regarding decision of The Council of Ministers № 860/4.11. 2005)

Members

Mr. Milen Keremedchiev – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Valeri Tzekov – Deputy Minister of Health

Mr. Rumen Andreev – Deputy Chairperson of the Central Commission for Combating Juvenile Delinquency and Deputy Minister of Interior.

Ms. Sonia Iankulova – Deputy Minister of Interior

Dr. Yasen Yanev – Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy

Ms. Mukades Nalbant – Deputy Minister of Education and Science

Mr. Hristo Monov – Deputy Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection

Mr. Rumen Nenkov – Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Cassation

Mr. Rumen Georgiev – Deputy Director of the National Investigation Service

Mr. Hristo Manchev – Deputy Supreme Prosecutor of the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of Cassation

Mr. Boyko Rashkov – Deputy Minister of Justice

Mr. Nikolay Nikolov – Deputy Chairperson of the State Agency „National Security“

2004 – 2005

Chairperson:

Plamen Panaiotov – Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the National commision for combating trafficking in human beings (regarding decision of The Council of Ministers № 785/01.10. 2004)