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Kateryna Kolomiiets

Co-founder, Project Assistant

Kateryna Kolomiiets has BSc degree in International Relations from Kyiv Academy for the Humanities (Ukraine) and MSc degree in Human Rights and Multiculturalism from Buskerud and Vestfold University College (Norway).

In addition to that she participated in a number of short-term projects abroad studying human rights, democracy studies, peace research, conflict mediation and communication studies at Swedish-Finnish Higher People’s Academy, International Summer School of the University of Oslo and Institute of International Relations of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Kateryna also has substantial experience of participation in various volunteering projects both in Ukraine and abroad and has working experience from private and civil society sectors. In 2011 she was selected as a member of YMCA Ukraine national team during experience exchange between YMCA Ukraine and CVJM Lepzig, Germany. Areas of her research interest include international affairs, global politics, peace and security studies.

Oleg Sashchenko

Co-founder, Project Assistant

Oleg Sashchenko is educated and experienced in areas of Human Rights, International Relations and charity. Oleg gained his MSc in International Relations at Kyiv Institute for the Humanities. He has been studying the Norwegian language and Norwegian culture at Nordhordland Folkehøgskole, he also has been studying the Norwegian language at the Summer School in Oslo.

Oleg successfully participated in the project on development of the cooperation between Kyiv Institute for the Humanities and Høgskole i Buskerud and Vestfold in 2010. The agreement that has been signed as a result of team work gives opportunity to take part in the Master program for Ukrainian youth in Norway. Oleg was elected as the PR officer at the International Student Union of Norway in Drammen branch October 2012-June 2014.

He took part in establishing Multicultural Student Fest in Drammen. He also was elected twice to represent ISU Drammen branch at General National ISU Assembleys in Oslo. Oleg volunteers and supports CHARITYMAY organisation that is working with orphanages today.

Anastasia Antonyk

Co-founder, Project Coordinator

Anastasia Antonyk has got BSc in International Relations from Kyiv Academy for the Humanities Kyiv, Ukraine and MSc in Human Rights and Multiculturalism from Buskerud and Vestfold University College in Drammen, Norway. Her master thesis was dedicated to children’s rights in Ukraine, particularly rights of children with special needs to a good quality education and a concept of inclusive education in the Ukrainian society.

Anastasia has got 2 years of professional working experience from international NGOs such as Save the Children and Greenpeace Norway in fundraising, team management and project leading. Currently she works as a team leader for fundraising project in Greenpeace Norway.

Anastasia is passionate about environment, human rights and equality, traveling, different cultures, politics and how to make this world a better place.

Yulia Hudozhnyk

Project Coordinator (Danish direction)

Yuliya is a journalist with a double MA in Global Studies from Leipzig (Germany) and Roskilde (Denmark) Universities. Currently she is a communications manager at Ørecomm, Danish-Swedish research center for communication for development. Inspired by her experience of studying and working in Scandinavia, she strives to enhance its presence in Ukraine in terms of economic, cultural and educational cooperation between countries.

Yuliya is a member of UNYA (United Nations Youth Association) Denmark and European Youth Parliament. In 2015 she got recognition of an Inspirator from ActionAid Denmark People4Change. This title highlights her activities in a range of organizations worldwide: from facilitating a community development project “Dare to Dream” in rural China to organizing an international project for youth empowerment “Power On: Lead and Participate” in Italy. Yuliya is a blogger at Social Media Week (Germany) and Crowdsourcing Week (Singapore).

Alina Kovalenko

Communication Manager

Alina Kovalenko has a MSc in International information with a specialization in “International Communicative Technologies” at the Institute of International Relations Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

She is a co-founder of the NGO “The Ukrainian Forum of Young Diplomats” and acts as a Young European Ambassador in Ukraine (National Coordinator).

Alina participated in the project of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Charitable Foundation "Young Generation Will Change Ukraine" and took part in conducting a research work of socio-cultural sphere of Norway in April 2016. In addition, she participated in the International Students Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) in Norway in 2015 and 2017.

Natalia Ilishchuk

Natalia Ilishchuk has BSc degree in International Information and is doing her masters program in Information Business, Media Communications and Translation at the Faculty of International Relations Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. She also studied as an exchange student in the Institute of International Relations of Warsaw University.

In addition to this Natalia participated in a number of short-term study courses including summer school in Norsk Humanistisk Akademi Nansenskolen (Lillehammer, Norway) and the course in Norwegian Language, Literature, and Culture at the University of Agder (Kristiansand, Norway). She was also a participant of ISFiT – International Student Festival in Trondheim, Norway.

Natalia has volunteering experience of more than 4 years working in different national and international projects and events, including being a volunteer at Lviv Media Forum, Book Forum and a mentor of Swedish team at Eurofanz festival. She has working experience in the field of public relations and translation.

Dmytro Novashok

Dmytro Novashok is currently doing his Bachelor degree in International Law and Translation at the Faculty of International Relations Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

He has participated in various short-term projects and summer schools, such as Ukrainian-Norwegian Summer School (Chernivtsi, Ukraine), Study Tour to Norway (Oslo, Norway), Nansen Summer School for Peace and Dialogue (Lillehammer, Norway). Dmytro took part in the International Summer School in Oslo in 2017 studying Norwegian language and Norwegian Life and Society.

Dmytro has been volunteering for a long time, working for NGO "Young Diplomacy Center", Lviv Youth Council and others.

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