Petya joined The Hague Institute as an intern and served from January through June 2015. She holds a bachelor degree in English Literature from Durham University and a master’s in Linguistics with specialization in theoretical syntax and semantics from the University of York. After her studies, Petya completed a year-long European Voluntary Service (EVS) in community development with Spartak, a Dutch interdisciplinary platform for Eastern Europe.
During her time at university, Petya began writing for the online magazine Europe&Me, recipient of the 2011 Charlemagne Youth Prize. In the past two years she participated in the joint EU/Council of Europe MEDIANE program for journalists and media managers with a research project examining youth engagement with British and Bulgarian media.
Beside her native Bulgarian, Petya is fluent in English and has intermediate knowledge of German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.
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