Petar Mladenov

Petar Mladenov, IYF Regional Director for Europe

Mr. Petar Mladenov is a young leader and activist passionate about youth, women empowerment and community development. He has substantive experience in advocating for sexual and reproductive health rights, focusing on CSE and meaningful youth participation. Mr. Petar is a highly recognized youth advocate, he has represented the voice of young people at various high-level conferences and modules. 

Education
Mr. Petar holds a Master’s degree in Development from University of National and World Economy.

Positions
  • Director General - Youth Policy Directorate, Ministry of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria.
  • Chief Expert, National and European Youth Policy Unit, Youth Policy Directorate - Ministry of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria.
  • Expert, Youth Policies Directorate, Ministry of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria.
  • Coordinator, Global Online Hub for CSE Advocacy, UNFPA.
  • Community Outreach Coordinator, UNFPA.
  • Co-Founder, International Foundation for Y-PEER Development.
  • Bulgarian Representative, Youth Working Party - European Union.
  • Chair, Youth Working Party - Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
  • Lecturer, Project Development and Management - Institute of Public Administration, Bulgaria.
  • Consultant, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
  • Local Coordinator, 5th ASEM Labour and Employment Ministers' Conference - European Commission.
  • Resource Mobilization Coordinator, International Animation Film Festival "Golden Kuker".
  • International Consultant, UNAIDS.
  • Bulgarian Youth Delegate, United Nations.
  • Events and Marketing Ambassador, Coventry University.
  • Policy and Economic Assistant, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.

Memberships
  • Member, Global Advisory Group on Comprehensive Sexuality Education, UNESCO.
  • Member, YouAct - European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

Publications
  • Youth Matters! Why it is important to invest in young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Article on SRHR of young people.

Awards
  • Recipient of the 'Top Outstanding Young Persons Award', Bulgaria 2017.
  • Student of the Year Award, 2014.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, 2013.

Entry in The IYF
2018

IYF History
Regional Director, Europe (2018- ), Member of IYF Executive Board (2018- ).