The foundation was established in June 2015 under the name of the Foundation for Empowering Gender Equality and later on changed to the name of the International Integrity Foundation (IIF), with an expanded scope. IIF aims to support and empower people by developing various initiatives and activities related to multi-sectoral issues that address social, economic, legal and cultural spheres that impact all aspects of people’s lives and their communities.
We encourage private businesses, public authorities and individuals to practice social responsibility through philanthropic activities by getting involved in or donating to our initiatives and activities.
WHO WE ARE
Dr Ana Georgieva
Ana is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 10 years experience in the mental health field. She has been involved in the voluntary (charity), public and private mental health in Malta and the UK.
Ana has experience developing and delivering informative workshops and training events to organisations and to the general public on topics that cover mental health awareness, empowerment, resilience building, adaptability, stress management and others. Ana has been involved in the voluntary sectors from an early age. Some of the projects that she has been actively involved in the past have addressed: ‘Fair Trade’ ; ‘Stop Poverty’ educational events; training activities with children from disadvantaged backgrounds or with mental and physical disabilities. Further, Ana has participated in research supervision and practice, topics included survivors of sexual abuse; somatization disorder and anxiety conditions.
Ana’s experiences in different sectors have helped her develop a familiarity and respect of diverse cultural issues. She has for long been fascinated by the interaction of psychology and physiology. Hence, her additional qualifications in anatomy and physical conditioning. Ana believes that a person needs to be seen as a whole, both body and mind. She supports social equality and wellbeing, enhanced health and personal empowerment.
Ms Katina Mladenova
Katina holds a Master of Arts in Law with a specialisation in International Law and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Relations with specialisation in EU Affairs and Cultural Integration. She has over ten years of experience in building both local and EU funded applications, building project partnerships and identifying relevant funding schemes.
The focus of her work expands to initiatives related to EU Affairs and Policy Development in legislative matters. She is professional in coordinating and formulating Malta’s position on EU legislative and non-legislative proposals relating to justice and ensuring that this is in line with Government policy. Her knowledge expands to areas related to access to finance, providing information on programmes, negotiating contracts with the European Commission, implementing projects, assessing actions concerning EU and local funds and providing recommendations and tools to respective public and private authorities.
She has been working in various multidisciplinary environments on the borders between young people, trainers, policy – makers and researchers. Katina has been involved in initiatives related to the promotion of gender equality, empowerment of women and young girls, women entrepreneurship, social inclusion based on knowledge and innovative aspects, and cultural integration.