Yuliya Bidenko

Yuliya Bidenko is Ph.D. in Political Science (2009) and MA in Sociology (2004). She holds the position of Associate Professor and Guarantee of the Master’s Program at Karazin Kharkiv National University, Political Science Department. She was a Research Fellow for Civil Society Studies Department of Charles University, an Individual Research Fellow for the Center for Advanced Studies and Education in Europеan Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania), the participant of post-Soviet Researchers and Teachers Excellence Program by the Temple University, Institute for Civic Studies by the Tufts University and the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

Dr. Bidenko is an alumna of the European Union Visitors Program (2018), the Aspen Institute-Kyiv International Seminars Program (2019), Ukrainian School of Political Studies by the Council of Europe (2014).

Professor Bidenko was a speaker for more than 100 conferences, seminars, panel discussions, and round tables in Ukraine, the USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Georgia, Belarus, and Moldova. She has published academic articles and papers devoted to the problems of civil society, decentralization, ideologies, political regimes’ changes, and the establishment of democratic institutions and reforms in Ukraine and in Eastern Europe.

Since 2016 Dr. Bidenko is the expert for the “Team Europe” Initiative by the European Union’s Delegation to Ukraine. In 2021 she was the expert and the author of the Ukrainian annual country report for the Nations in Transit by the Freedom House. Yuliya Bidenko regularly cooperates as an expert, a political analyst with local, national, and foreign media and think tanks, such as Alliance for Democracies, Belgium; Inmedio-Institut for Dialogue and Mediation, Berlin; Prague Civil Society Centre, Prague; Caucasian House, Tbilisi; New Europe Centre and Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Kyiv.

As a trainer for civic education projects for the Ukrainian youth, women in politics, civic activists and electoral commissions’ members she co-works with Ukrainian and international NGOs, among which are OESCE, Freedom House, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Hans Seidel Foundation, European Endowment for Democracy, SIDA, NED, OPORA-Ukraine, IFES-Ukraine.

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