Dr. Ivanka Shalapatova is the Executive Director of the For Our Children Foundation. She is the first Bulgarian, executive director of the British organization "The European Children's Trust" in 2000. Former Vice President of the World Foster Care Organization and member of the Board of Directors of the network of over 80 NGOs that influenced the creation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Child Rights Connect in Geneva. Former Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy in the office of Marin Raykov in 2013. Master's degree in English and Bulgarian philology with specializations in Great Britain, Germany, and Hungary. In August 2020, he defended his doctoral degree in social sciences with a dissertation on "EU policies for education and cared for children at an early age and their implementation in Bulgaria".