Darina graduated from the International Relations Department, Odesa I. Mechnikov National University. PhD in Political Science, associate professor of the National University “Odesa Maritime Academy”. Co-founder of the NGO “Agents of Change!” which deals with non-formal education. Areas of research interest: International Relations, European Integration, Media Literacy.
Olena is an expert in Constitutional law. She finished an Erasmus+ Master Program in parliamentary procedures and legislative drafting in Rome, Madrid, and London. She is a co-organizer of March in the embroidered shirts in Kyiv. One of the things that she likes the most is travelling with the help of hitchhiking and couchsurfing. It helps to see countries from inside.
Viktoria is a senior research fellow at the National Institute for Strategic Studies. Viktoria has studied International Relations at the Estonian School of diplomacy, and EU Law and Economic Integration at the College of Europe. Professional expertise focuses on human and civil rights, privacy and data protection, internet governance, and ethical, political, cybersecurity and transnational security, and international legal implications of algorithmic decision-making processes.
She enjoys travel, immersing in nature, meeting with people of different cultures, and having discussions on strategic challenges.
Uliana is a legal and financial translator acting as an individual entrepreneur. For the last six years, she has been cooperating with non-governmental organisations.
Since 2017, she has been participating as an associate translation fellow in the EU Project “Support to the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement” (“Association4U”) working on legal approximation of the Ukrainian laws to the EU laws. She is interested in law (including the EU law) and entrepreneurship (including social entrepreneurship). Her hobby is swimming.
Bohdan is a researcher in the field of social and ethical philosophy and in the field of local governance. He was among the winners of the program “Youth will change Ukraine” organized by Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Foundation. Together with his friends, he began the implementation of the project “In the land of Hope,” which aims to facilitate and promote local initiatives that strive for social and ecological sustainability.
Hanna works as a Project Manager at NGO “Society Initiatives Institute”, serving the society by organizing the respectful projects. The main activity for Hanna is to moderate, organize and evaluate the life of 5 foreign volunteers who came to work in Ukraine for the following year. She believes the time which is not spent in vain, is the biggest goal of her everyday life.
Alisa is a young researcher at the Yerevan State University. This year she has graduated from the School of Liberal Politics, which has had a big influence on her liberal thinking. She is interested in EU-Armenia relations, human rights, migration policies, democracy-building processes and political and public issues, especially as they relate to her country.
She has worked at the Economic Research and Development Support Centre NGO and GIZ Armenia, which has shaped her as a young activist. Currently, she is a facilitator/tutor during different trainings and seminars on human rights issues. Besides, she is a Young European Ambassador in Armenia and a student at the Legal Approximation Laboratory.
Olga has PhD in public administration and works as associated professor of Dnipropetrovsk regional institute of public administration of NAPA under the President of Ukraine. Her education and working experience are focused on public administration, its social and economic background. The main scope of professional interests includes a wide range of sustainable development concepts and practical issues within the framework of SDG achieving by Ukrainian government and civil society.
Her objective is to contribute to the Ukrainian reformation process by supporting scientific initiatives of youth in the Dnipropetrovsk region, providing projects on local sustainable development.
Andrii is an Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Political Sciences at Khmelnytskyi national university, having obtained his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2013. He is a Senior Manager at NGO “Youth for Global Progress,” where he is a coordinator of international projects, responsible for cooperation with local authorities, monitoring and assessing strategic development and assisting with advocacy meetings. His research interests include gender equality, youth participation in decision-making processes, civil society development.
Vasil completed his PhD at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a postdoc researcher at Uppsala Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) and editor of Belarusian web-based journal e-gov.by, devoted to discussion and popularization of ideas in the sphere of public sector innovation, e-government formation and e-participation enhancement in Belarus. His research interests focus on the ways new ICTs influence the transformation of discourse, repertoire and scope of social movements and the ways they can contribute to the formation of more transparent, participative and inclusive government.
Yuliia got her Master’s degree in Foreign Politics and International Relations, but found passion in charity activities and arts. Currently, she is the lead on arts projects in Zagoriy Family Foundation, and works on promoting managerial methods in cultural projects and art curatorship in Ukraine. Yuliia loves expressionism, among her favourite artists are Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchne and others.
Mariia is PhD Student in Public Administration. Mariia has experience working with EU international projects that have provided technical assistance to line ministries in implementing the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. Mariia is a citizen who involved in active scientific and social life of Ukraine.
Nataliia is working in sphere of gender equality and gender budgeting. She is an expert in international technical assistance projects in Ukraine. Main areas of her expertise are women in labor and gender gaps in labor market of Ukraine.
Moreover, during her free time Nataliia provides trainings on soft skills, namely on personal efficiency and emotional intelligence, stress overcoming and managing interpersonal conflicts.
Iryna works for the Ukrainian-German project Kyiv Dialogue at the International Renaissance Foundation and volunteer for TEDxKyiv. She graduated double-degree political science master program at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena and National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Previously completed the Open University of Reforms, the Higher Political School and Participated in World Model of United Nations and was a President of the local branch of European Youth NGO AEGEE. Sometimes she calls herself a pathological optimist as she truly believes, that even with some small social project, we change the world for better.
Olena Pototska is a co-founder of the NGO “Verkhovyna – the Carpathian Flower” and Peer Leader International Verkhovyna project (non-formal education for teenagers and youth). She is interested in youth– and women– empowerment. The goal is to facilitate youth to see and create opportunities for self-realization and quality life in Verkhovyna and Ukraine, to spread the idea of the peer leadership on the all Ukrainian level.