Here you can see members of our EU-Ukraine Women in Politics Network. These are women, working for Ukraine’s integration into the European Union both from Ukrainian and European sides.

Rebecca Harms 

Honorary Chair of the Network
Member of the European Parliament

– Chair of Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
– Member of Conference of Delegation Chairs, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
– Substitute of Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Profile at the European Parliament’s web-site

Amanda Paul

Senior Policy Analyst at European Policy Centre

MA in International Relations
– Core interests: EU’s policy in Eastern Neighbourhood, Russian influence in former Soviet space,  security and conflict resolution in the Black Sea/Eurasia region, Turkey
– Experience:
Centre for European Policy Studies, Türk Henkel in Istanbul, European Policy Centre

Maria Mezentseva

Deputy of Kharkiv City Council

– MA in International Relations
– Core interests: international politics, the European Union, gender equality, democracy in Ukraine
– Experience: Kharkiv City Council, European Parliament, Ukrainian Freedom Fund, Ukrainian Women Democratic Network

Natalia Veselova

Deputy of Verkhovna Rada

– Secretary of the Committee, Chairman of the Subcommittee on State Social Guarantees
– Deputy Member of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the Parliamentary Assembly of the EU – Eastern Neighborhood (PA EURONEST)
– Member of the Inter-Parliamentary Group on Relations with Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Jordan, Qatar and USA
Profile at Verkhovna Rada’s web-site

Svitlana Zalishchuk

Deputy of Verkhovna Rada

– Head of the Subcommittee on Euro-Atlantic Cooperation and Euro-integration of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Foreign Affairs
– Co-Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Group on Relations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
– Member of the Inter-Parliamentary Groups on Relations with the Kingdom of Norway and Georgia

Profile at Verkhovna Rada’s web-site

Alyona Shkrum

Deputy of Verkhovna Rada

– Head of the Subcommittee on Civil Service
– Deputy member of the Ukrainian side of the Parliamentary Committee of the Association
– Co-Chair of
the Inter-Parliamentary Group on Relations with France
– Member of
the Inter-Parliamentary Group on Relations with USA, Germany, Malta, Sweden, Great Britain and Turkey
Profile at Verkhovna Rada’s web-site

Iryna Suslova

Deputy of Verkhovna Rada

– Head of the Subcommittee on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination of Verkhovna Rada Committee on Human Rights and National Minorities
– Member of the Ukrainian part of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Sejm of the Republic of Lithuania
– Member of the Executive Committee of the National Parliamentary Group in the Inter-Parliamentary Union
– Deputy Head of the Inter-Parliamentary Group on Relations with Malaysia
– Member of the Inter-Parliamentary Group on Relations with Nigeria, Greece, Israel, Belgium, Norway and Egypt

Profile at Verkhovna Rada’s web-site

Olena Bekreniova

Head of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Charitable Foundation

– MA in English and French Philology, Pedagogics
– Core interests: civil society and democracy in Ukraine, Ukraine’s integration into the European Union
– Experience: MIM Kyiv Business School, Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Foundation, Associate Member of the World Academy of Arts and Science, Member of Young Generation Will Change Ukraine NGO, Co-Founder of My Ukraine NGO in Kyiv

Kateryna Ilikchiieva

CEO at law office of attorney Kateryna Ilikchiieva

PhD in Criminal Law, Associate Professor at Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman
-Core interests: criminology, human rights, gender equality, legal advising
– Experience: Legal Advisor on Gender Equality and Anti-discrimination to the Ministry of Regional Development at UN Women, NGO Youth of Peoples of Ukraine, NGO Kyiv Community of Bulgarian Culture, NGO Korean Cultural Center

Iryna Golovatenko

Head of the press-center of UNIAN information agency

MSc in Mathematics
– Core interests: journalism, democracy in Ukraine, female movement
– Experience: participant of inter-party primaries, primeris participant for becoming a candidate for the post of Ukrainian president from “Ukrainian Association of Patriots – Ukrop”, deputy head of Kyiv office of “Ukrainian Association of Patriots – Ukrop”, co-organizer and leader of the public initiative “First Municipal School of Condominiums”, author and leader of the first Women’s Positiv Club “Girls”, co-organiser of “The School of Survival”

Svitlana Babenko

Associate Professor at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

– PhD in Sociology
– Core interests: post-communist transformation in Eastern Europe, dynamics of social inequalities, social quality of society, gender studies (gender stereotypes and gender order)
– Experience: Head of MA program Gender Studies, Coordinator of Academic Mobility at Faculty of Sociology, Member of International Sociological Association; Research Projects: Masculinities in Transitions, Mental health and well-being of internally displaced people, Ideological and Political Cleavages in Ukraine

Maria Konyaeva

Deputy of Sumy Regional Council

– MA in Physical Culture
– Member of Committee on Local Self-Government Development, Decentralization, Legality and Law Enforcement
– Member of the Public Council of the National Police of Ukraine
– Active participant of regional committees in the field of culture and women’s movement
Profile at Sumy Regional Council web-site

Inna Buresh

Project Manager in Ukrainian Cultural Foundation 

PhD in Public Administration, Associate Professor at the National Academy of Security Service of Ukraine
Core interests: effective management, leadership and education, innovative training methods of enforcement officers
Experience: Lieutenant Colonel of the State Border Service in reserve, scholarly exchange for future leaders in Germany «Good governance», implementation of innovative projects at the State Border Service of Ukraine, previously Senior Officer of Strategic Planning at the Department of Administrative-Organizational Work and Analytical Support at the the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Tetiana Kaminska

Rector of Kyiv Cooperative Institute of Business and Law

– Doctor of Science in Economics, Professor
Core interests: innovative higher education, women empowerment, accounting
– Experience: Member of Ukrainian Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors,  Certificated Agricultural Professional Accountant (САРА), Vice-President NGO “Ukrainian Businesswoman”