Annual Reports and Newsletters 

We send out regular quarterly newsletters and annual reviews of our work see below. To subscribe or obtain a copy of our annual report please contact

ZOV Annual Report 2019/2020

ZOV Annual Report 2018/19

ZOV Annual Report 2017/18

ZOV Outcomes 2016

ZOV Outcomes 2015

ZOV Leaflet (English Version)

ZOV Leaflet  (Bulgarian version)

ZOV Publications and Research Papers

ZOV has produced  31 publications – 8 publications in English and 23 in Bulgarian including 3 books on ZOV’s work.  Some are available below online: 


2020 – ZOV staff developed a new research study and book about how staff and specialists could improve the behaviour of children deprived of parental care including strategies to deal with behavioural issues  The book was published in 2020 titled  “Inclusive education for children at risk and children with emotional and conduct disorders”

2017– In 2017 Katia Zlatkova-Doncheva, our local lead manager, undertook a PHD study and published a book in English on ZOV’s results over the last eight years. This study showed a measureable increase in the children’s self-esteem, independence and motivation. The link to the book is below. .

Other publications/papers regarding ZOVs work and results are as follows:

2020- Zlatkova-Doncheva, K., Gospodinova, K, Popova, D. (2020). Reducing aggressive behaviour among children in educational and social practices. / Karina Gospodinova, Desislava Popova – Педагогически Алманах, 1, Инд./Реф [ERIHPLUS] [ESJIndex] Open Academic Journals Index, CEEOL, MIAR, DRJI, ResearchBib, WorldCat, GIF, ROAD, Electronic Journals Library, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, SIS, RootIndexing, 68-81. [Инд./Реф. в: ERIH PLUS]

2019 – Doncheva, K. Z. (2019). Language Impact towards Social Behavior of At-Risk Children, PUPIL: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning, 3(1), 01-21. DOI:, Инд./Реф [Google Scholar] ResearchGate, Mendeley, Academia, CiteSeerX

2019 – Zlatkova-Doncheva, K. (2019). Language Strategies to Reduce Anxiety of At-risk Children Deprived of Parental Care. World Journal of Education, Vol 9, No 5, p. 100-112   ISSN 1925-0754, DOI:,  [Инд./Реф. в: EBSCO Publishing]

ZOV has developed a special and new alternative communication system aimed at improving the social and communication skills of children and youth with disabilities deprived of parental care. The study and system developed by Desislava Angelova Popova which formed part of a PHD has now been published and will be sent to all the family centres in Bulgaria.   For more information on her work see below: