A trainer profile of Dr. Irina Lazarova in PDF format can be downloaded here
My motto is "Respect for your own culture and for the culture of the other".
I was born and grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2000 I moved to Germany. After living and working in Konstanz, Tübingen, Worms, and Mannheim, I finally arrived in Berlin, where I have worked as a freelance journalist and a trainer since 2008.
- Ph.D. in Slavic and Media Studies from the University of Constance, Germany. Thesis on intermediality between written and oral communication in Russia
- M.A. in Bulgarian Studies from Sofia University
- Train-the-trainer seminars and summits
- Courses in the fields of educational psychology, didactics, rhetoric, cultural anthropology
- Management training for multicultural encounters
- Trainer for intercultural communication with focus on Bulgaria, Balkans, Russia and Germany
- Lecturer in Bulgarian at the University of Tübingen and Volkshochschule City West in Berlin.
- Trainer for relocation and re-integration seminars in Bulgaria
- Multinational projects in Central and Eastern Europe
- Copywriter and freelance journalist for Bulgarian print media
- Foreign correspondent for the Bulgarian newspaper “Capital” in Berlin
Fellow of: Robert Bosch Foundation; Friedrich Ebert Foundation; Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia; Council of Europe
Bulgarian, German, English, Russian
SIETAR Europe (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research)
MitOst (German NGO for cultural exchange with Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe)