Inna Boikiv is a lawyer and PhD student. She works in Parliament of Ukraine on reform of Ukrainian legislation on local governance and public service. She is also co-founder and Head of NGO “Institute for Development of Local Initiatives” providing assistance to local authorities and members of local communities. The spheres of her research interests are family and constitutional law.
Christine Borovkova holds Master degree in Political Studies (University of Strasbourg, France). She has worked as research assistant in social, anthropology and economic research projects in the region of the Northern Caucasus (Russia). She is professionally interested in theory of information, research and project methodology and grass roots democracy. She is social activist in women empowerment and urban studies.
Viktoriia Gosudarska has a MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe and is currently working for UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) as a Reporting assistant. The main areas of her expertise are security, hybrid wars, migration, communications and media. As a journalist and a radio broadcaster she worked on debunking disinformation from media outlets of several countries in cooperation with East StratCom task force of EEAS.
Pavlo Kolotvin is the founder and editor in chief of the Odessa media “informer.od.ua” and a Head of the NGO “Institute of Political Information”. He participated in a series of advocacy campaigns related to providing transparency to local authorities. He focuses on media projects and initiatives related to the analytical component.
Halyna Nikitina is an economist, accountant in a public organization and young ambassador in U-Report Ukraine. Halyna’s professional interests include development of social entrepreneurship and gender equality. She organizes “human libraries” and takes part in the implementation of non-formal education for youth in Kharkiv.
Olena Ohorodnik is a civil activist and project manager at Kyiv Smart City Initiative. Implementation of smart technologies into public services and development of city’s infrastructure are the main issues of her professional work. She is also interested in international journalism and the media research.
Anastasia Pociumban works on democracy and civil society in Eastern Partnership Countries, namely Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. She is interested in conflict environments, democratic transitions, and media developments. Anastasia is currently working at Democracy Reporting International in Berlin and has previously worked in Brussels and Chisinau.