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From Inspiration to Implementation: Europeanisation Process in Ukraine

Benjamin Tallis joined an international workshop ‘“From Inspiration to Implementation: Europeanisation Process in Ukraine”, part of the project to which the IIR is a partner, launched by scientific NGO “Quadrivium” that seeks to address the notion of Europeanisation by engaging various target groups both from Ukraine and CEECs.

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Among the disntingushed participants are:

Dr. Nadiia Bureiko, Ukraine

Nadiia is an expert of the scientific NGO “Quadrivium”, Chernivtsi, Ukraine. She is a post-doc researcher at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, New Europe College, Romania. She is a holder of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. She previously pursued PhD in Political Science and MA in International Relations at Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. Nadiia is a member of Jean Monnet project “The Eastern Partnership under strain – time for a rethink?” and an expert of Jean Monnet project “The EU and its Eastern Neighbourhood: The Contradictions of Europeanisation and European identities”. Her main academic interests include foreign policy of Ukraine, Europeanisation, national identity issues. She is a participant and organiser of more than 50 scientific and practical conferences and workshops in more than 20 countries.

Melinda Harlov, Hungary

Melinda is a PhD candidate at Atelier Department of European Social Sciences and Historiography at Eötvös Loránd University and a research fellow at Institute for Social and European Studies, Kőszeg Hungary. She also gives lectures at McDaniel College, Budapest. Before she studied communications, nationalism and cultural heritage management in both Hungarian and English-speaking educational institutions. Since 2006, she has been working in diverse cultural institutions that made her able to create a network with experts from her research area and to experience the contemporary practices. Her research interest is focused on how international norms (of UNESCO World Heritage Committee) can be adopted to local and national circumstances. Her comparative approach is ensured also by attending both national and foreign scholarly programs; by presenting her research at Hungarian and international conferences and publishing at both types of scholarly publications too. She has been also participating in multinational projects such as the preparation of a long-term international research project on the Europenisation process of small scale settlements in peripheric territories.

Dr. Vitaliy Motsok, Ukraine

Vitaliy is an associate professor at the Department of International Relations, Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine. Previously he was a holder of several scholarships as Carnegie Research Fellowship Program, George Washington University, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (Washington, USA); Course Development Competition sponsored by Curriculum Recourse Center, CEU/OSI (Budapestm Hungary) Program; Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program (Poland); Academic Fellowship Program sponsored by Curriculum Recourse Center, CEU/OSI (Budapest, Hungary); Junior Faculty Development Program, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, USA) and others. He previously pursued PhD degree in political science at Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. He is an author of a number of articles on democracy promotion in the foreign policies of western powers towards Ukraine. He is presently pursuing his “doctor nauk” dissertation at Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine. His main academic interests include external democracy promotion and different aspects of foreign policy of Ukraine.

Dr. Mykhailo Pavliuk, Ukraine

Mykhailo is an assistant professor at the Department of International Relations, Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine. He previously pursued PhD in Political Science and MA in International Relations and MA in Law at Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine. Mykhailo is a member of the editorial board of Bukovinian Journal on Public Service and Local Governance, Scientific Journal of the Institute for Political and Geopolitical Researches, and Journal on Current Agenda of Foreign Policy of Ukraine. He is also a member of Regional working group on decentralization and a member of Chernivtsi Regional Council Commission on problems examining within transborder cooperation projects in Chernivtsi region. Mykhailo is a participant of a number of international scientific conferences in Poland, Russia, Romania and Ukraine. He is a participant of Harvard summer school (the USA). His research interests are focused on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.

Dr. Natalia Pelagesha, Ukraine

Natalia is an independent expert on Eurointegration and Europeanisation. Natalia has been working as an expert at the National Institute of Strategic Studies and a lecturer at the National Academy of Public Administration for more than 10 years. She pursued PhD degree in political science in 2009. Previously she graduated from the Institute of International Relation of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Natalia is the author of monograph “Ukraine in the Wars of Ideas of Postmodern” and a number of scientific articles on European identity.

Dr. Iuliia Serbina, Ukraine

Iuliia is a head of social-political programmes at the NGO “Promotion of Intercultural Cooperation”, Odesa, and a member of Odesa regional group of all-Ukrainian project “Ukrainian Peace-Building School”. Prior to this Iuliia had been working for five years as a senior researcher at Odesa Regional Branch of the National Institute for Strategic Studies (2010–2015). In 2014 she worked as the national human rights officer in Odesa regional office of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. In 2012–2013 she contributed to the setting agenda for Ukrainian Chairmanship in the OSCE in 2013 and evaluation of Ukrainian Chairmanship. In this project Iuliia was the coordinator of the OSCE human dimension working group. She previously pursued PhD and MA at I.I.Mechnikov Odesa National University. Yuliia has been participating in training and fellowships (2014–2015): International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Washington D.C, Specialization Course on human rights in conflict of the international civillian peace-keeping and peace-building training programme (ASPR, Schtadtschlaining), OSCE/ODIHR training for long term election observers, Belgrade, Serbia, OSCE Summer Academy (Peace Centre Burg Schlaining/Austria, under the auspice of the OSCE). Sphere of expertise includes democratization, human rights (civil and political rights), civil society development, Ukraine in regional organizations (OSCE, Council of Europe, UN).

Petra Švardová (Shvardova), Slovakia

Petra is a doctoral student of the joint (cotutelle) PhD program of the Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University Bratislava) and INALCO Paris (National Institute of Oriental Language and Civilization). The topic of her doctoral thesis is “Material Heritage from the Communist Past in the Former Czechoslovakia and in Bulgaria: the Questions of Preservation of Monuments and of their New Roles”. Previously Petra completed her MA degree of museum studies in 2012 at Paris Sorbonne University. Her research interests include contemporary history, monuments, museums, heritage.

Dr. Adam Szymański, Poland

Adam is an associate professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw. In 2004–2011 he was also an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). He is a scholarship holder of the Program Start (2007) of the Foundation of the Polish Science, the project Modern University (2010) and the program for outstanding young scholars-foreigners of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – TÜBITAK (2012). He is also a holder of the scholarship at universities in Ankara (METU), Belfast, Berlin (FU), Bonn, Budapest, Istanbul (Istanbul University, Koç University), Konstanz, Tampere and Vienna. Adam is a head of Warsaw Branch of the Polish Political Science Association (PTNP), member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the European International Studies Association (EISA), standing groups “Religion and Politics”, “Politics of Southern Europe”, and “European Union” of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Globalization and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) at Koç University in Istanbul. He is an expert in the EU’s enlargement.

Dr. Benjamin Tallis, Czech Republic

Benjamin is a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations and the Coordinator of the Institute’s Centre for European Security. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal “New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central and East European Politics and International Relations”. Tallis’ research interests focus on security politics in Europe, particularly looking at issues relating to borders, security, mobility and migration. Benjamin also researches wider issues relating to the politics, societies and cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, critical geopolitics, the politics of the European Union and ways to put critical research into policy and practice. He completed his doctorate “A Moveable East: Identities, Borders and Orders in the Enlarged EU and its Eastern Neighbourhood” at the University of Manchester. He previously worked as a strategy, planning and performance officer for the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine and as a strategic analyst and project manager for the EU Police Mission EUPOL-Proxima, based in Skopje. He frequently appears in the Czech and international media.

Dr. Aneta Világi, Slovakia

Aneta is as an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. She has rich research experience with projects examining minorities and marginalized communities in Slovakia (e.g. Roma community, Hungarian minority). Moreover, she studies majority-minority relations within the context of changing environment, more specifically Europeanisation process. She was also involved in several academic projects oriented toward minorities (for example EUROREG “Changing interests and identities in European border regions: EU policies, ethnic minorities and socio-political transformation in member states and accession countries”).