Anastasiia Boichuk works on reforming rehabilitation and penitentiary medicine to international law and human rights standards. She is an expert in fundraising and international technical assistance projects to Ukraine, researcher in financing cultural and creative industries, democracy believer and co-founder of Roby Vybory (Do Elections project) which motivate young people to vote.
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.
Olha Dupliak is a Сo-founder and Program Director of Ukrainian NGO “Youth for Global Progress”, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Khmelnytskyi national university. She conducted the study for two years in the field of innovation in modern enterprises of the country, forecasting, and modelling situational problems in the social and political economy through economic methods and mathematical modelling. Olha is engaged in political activities, takes part in forums and roundtables with local authorities. She is a trainer, motivational speaker and social projects organizer.
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.
Valeriya Izhyk is reform specialist in the Directorate General for Strategic Planning and European Integration, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. She studies Public policy and Governance in Kyiv School of Economics where she conducts policy research on norms convergence with the EU in education, science and innovations areas. Her goal is to design a coherent approach towards EU Association.
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.