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Ievgeniia Bodnya is a junior fellow in the sphere of European integration. She is dealing with the implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Ievgeniia is keen on art, literature and travelling.


Oksana Grechko is a specialist in e-governance and migration policy. She is an experienced project manager and analyst. Oksana likes literature, cooking and sports.


Anna Iemelianova is a lawyer and researcher. She researches the e-democracy instruments. She is also a social activist. Anna is interested in literature and movies.


Vladyslav Kantsyr is working on reforming processes in the economic sphere and implements his own social initiatives. Vladyslav likes philosophy, sports and the cognition.


Victoria Karachevtseva is a Fundraising and Project Manager. Main focus of her professional activity is social development of the Bukovina region. She actively stands for a healthy lifestyle and likes bodybuilding.


Oksana Khomei has degrees in International Relations and European studies. She is interested in Ukraine’s Eurointegration, national security and civil society initiatives. Her hobbies are sports, dances, poetry and tourism.


Artem Koshelev is a historian and PhD student. He is interested in the philosophy of history, anthropology and literature. Artem likes opera and travelling.


Yuliya Kulykova specialises in International Relations and diplomacy. She is working on the electricity market reform in Ukraine. Yuliya is interested in travelling, learning new things, sports and culture.


Maksym Liushan works in the NGO sector as a social activist. Maksym is interested in foreign affairs with particular focus on Eastern Partnership and Eurointegration of Ukraine.


Yevhenii Monastyrskyi is a PhD student and historian. Sphere of interest: ideology and propaganda studies, social and political anthropology, Soviet subjectivity. He likes basketball and formalist art.


Alexandru Musteata has 10 years of experience working with civil society organisations in Moldova. Alexandru is a specialist in international relations. He likes to analyse politics and security issues.


Olena Nikulina is a sociologist. She is a participant of student initiatives for improving a system of higher education in Ukraine. Her interests are democracy studies, Eastern European studies and philosophy.


Elena Ostanina is a risk analyst working for the British consulting company “IHS Markit”. She provides country risk analysis and forecast with the focus on political, operational and security risks, mostly on Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. She also works as an international journalist and a media researcher.


Christina Parandii is a specialist in International Relations and EU Foreign Policy. She works on reforms in Ukraine. She loves travelling, art, foreign languages and gastronomy.


Yaroslav Perekhodko is a historian and facilitator. He is researching modern history, history of emotions and works on the informal educational programs. He is interested in literature and travelling.


Alena Permyakova specialises in International Relations and diplomacy. Her research interest lies in the field of European Neighborhood Policy and particularly in Ukraine in the framework of Eastern Partnership. Alena draws and plays piano.


Kateryna Pesotska is a lawyer and PhD student. Her research topic is devoted to the issues of intraparty democracy in Ukraine. Kateryna enjoys ballet and classic Russian literature.


Andrew Platonov is an economist and applied mathematician, interested in combining qualitative and quantitative methods with big data analytics to address pressing global issues. His research interests lie in the field of Digital Humanities. Andrew likes trekking, learning new languages, and travelling.


Yevgen Popov has a PhD in Political Science. His dissertation topic is “The Think Tanks in Ukraine: developmental experience and evolution prospects.” He is a social activist and civil society leader.


Taras Samchuk is a historian and PhD student. He is interested in non-formal education. Taras researches university educational systems. He plays the trumpet professionally and likes Modern Art.


Anton Savidi works in the civil sector. He specialises in civic education, international cooperation and community development. Anton is interested in creative economy industries and history.


Teimuraz Shamoian is a volunteer in different ethnic minority CSOs and NGOs. He specialises in International Relations and Genocide studies.


Olga Shynkar is a PhD student. She is a researcher of innovation activities. Olga investigates an impact of public financing of the R&D sphere. She is interested in sports, music and literature.


Lesia Sokolyk is an International Relations specialist. She is an active participant of the projects that aim to promote economic development of Ukraine. Lesia likes outdoor activities and a healthy lifestyle.


Dmytro Sydorenko is an economist. He is interested in the macroeconomic and social transformation of countries. He promotes reforms as a Project Manager/Analyst of the Reform Support Team of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. His hobbies are journalism, cinema, literature and football.


Bohdan Tyshkevych is a student. He studies Human Geography. His professional interests are urban and regional development/policy, post-socialist cities, participatory institutions, and urban housing.


Oleksandr Vasylkivskyi is interested in the development of public-private partnerships and fundraising. He likes sports, music and military art.


Alina Vysochyna has a PhD in economics. Alina’s professional interests include issues of taxation and budget policy realisation at the local level. She takes part in the implementation of non-formal education for youth.


Lidiia Zhgyr is a civic activist, who seeks resolution of the current social and economic problems of Ukraine in complex innovative educational projects. She likes rock music and Ukrainian modern literature.

DSC Scholars

Boichuk Anastasiia

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.

Boikiv Inna

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.

Borovkova Christine

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.

Bozhko Yaroslav

Yaroslav Bozhko is a political analyst. He is also a co-organizer of Political science club at Kyiv National University. Yaroslav likes military history and history of political concepts.

Brus Stanislav

Stanislav Brus specializes in public administration and governance. His main academic spheres of interest are political economy, political institutions, and social movement organizations.

Chapidze Tamar

Tamar Chapidze is a founder of Civil Development and Research Institute in Tbilisi, Georgia. She specializes in International Relations. Her field of interest is EU neighborhood policy (EaP).

Dupliak Olha

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.

Gosudarska Viktoriia

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.

Hrudka Orysia

Orysia Hrudka is a journalist, book reviewer and researcher. She has BA in Political Science and works for Krytyka Journal. She investigates the political economy of social media and is interested in sustainability alternatives.

Izhyk Valeriya

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.

Karelska Christine

Christine Karelska has degrees in Philology and European Inderdisciplinary Studies. Her major specialization is the European Neighbourhood Policy. Currently, she is working as the parliamentarian assistant. She is interested in EU-Ukraine relations, migration, and security.

Kolotvin Pavlo

Pavlo Kolotvin is the founder and editor in chief of the Odessa media “” 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.

Kolotylo Mykola

Mykola Kolotylo works in the NGO sector as a lawyer. He is dealing with ensuring fair justice. Mykola is interested in decision theory and exploring new places.

Kravets Ihor

Ihor Kravets is a human right activist and civil society leader. He is engaged in democratization, public control of law enforcement agencies, strengthening of the capacity of civil activists and civil society.

Levchenko Mariia

Mariia Levchenko has a PhD in Economics. She is the graduate of Warsaw Euroatlantic Academy and Riga Graduate School of Law, and Community Solutions 2017 Fellow. She is a Co-founder and Program Director of Ukrainian NGO “Youth for Global Progress”.

Marynychev Serhii

Serhii Marynychev is a project management specialist in IT company and deputy of his district. He is dealing with ecology, equal rights issues, education and infrastructure improvements.

Nikitina Halyna

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.

Ohorodnik Olena

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.

Parfenov Gleb

Gleb Parfenov is a civic activist. He is researching foreign affairs, information and hybrid warfare. He is interested in military history and philosophy.

Pociumban Anastasia

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.

Pozdniakova Anna

Anna Pozdniakova is a PhD student, studying smart sustainable cities concept and possibilities of its implementation in Ukrainian cities. She works as a project manager in IT sector. Her interests are sharing economy, digitalization, and sustainable development.

Samusevych Yaryna

Yaryna Samusevych has a PhD in economics. Her professional interests include issues of taxation and economic regulation of entrepreneurship as well as non-formal education.

Sorotsynska Olena

Olena Sorotsynska is a youth activist, historian, and lawyer. She works in the NGO sector and helps young people to find new opportunities for development. She is also interested in European integration, diplomacy, gender and political issues.

Tesliuk Mariia

Mariia Tesliuk is a specialist of monitoring and evaluating projects at CF Caritas Zaporizhzhiya, head of the NGO “Dobrosvit”. Women development is a subject of her research.

Tytiuk Serhii

Serhii Tytiuk is political scientist and media analyst. He is working in the field of media monitoring and fake detection. Also Serhii likes new technologies.

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