She has worked professionally in the field of international cultural relations for 30 years. In 2009 and 2010 she was Chair of the Steering Committee for Culture of the Council of Europe. As an expert she took part in the evaluation of the cultural policies of Serbia and Ukraine within the frames of Council of Europe programmes.
Deiana Danailova is a ember of the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Council of EU, she also represents Bulgaria at the Culture Programme Management Committee and EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture). In the period 2009 - 2011 she represented Bulgaria as a member of the Intergovernmental Committee for the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expression, being Vice-Chair 2010 - 2011. Since 2011 she is President of the Board of the Regional Center for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Culture Heritage in the South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO.
Deiana Danailova plays an active role in different formats of meetings on cultural policy issues in South-Eastern Europe. She is national coordinator for Bulgaria of the Council of Ministers of Culture in South-East Europe and represents her country at the Regional Cooperation Council, Task Force on Culture and Society.
On 14 May 2012 Deiana Danailova was elected for Chair of the Steering Committee for Culture, Cultural Heritage and Landscape of the Council of Europe.
Deiana Danailova graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Sofia. She holds a master's degree in TV Journalism. She also was trained at the Danish School for Public Administration on EU affairs.