Vania Nedeltcheva is a Bulgarian-born first generation immigrant living in Greece. She is currently working as a Migrant counselor and Head of the Migrant Department of the Athens Labour Unions Organization. Prior to joining the Greek Trade Unions, she completed her Master’s Degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Philosophy at University of Sofia and Psychology at University of Athens. In addition to her work in the field of intercultural counseling, she is also pursuing a Master in Gender, Society and Policies at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens. Vania’s professional and research interests include migration, refugee crisis, integration and decent labour mobility of migrant workers. She has been actively involved in national and international projects and campaigns for active citizenship and strengthening of Immigrants and Refugees in the Labor Market and has experience as a guest speaker and participant in several workshops, trainings and network groups in the areas of human and labor rights, migration and discrimination. As part of her social commitment, Vania has been volunteering for local NGOs, the Greek Police and the Ombudsman in cases of human trafficking and mental health issues. Currently she is involved in various local initiatives to welcome and support refugees and their families in Greece.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Migration
Areas of Expertise: Civil Society and Human Rights
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
City of Residency: Athens, Greece