Staff

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Marta Melnykevych-Chorna

Programme Officer
+47 46558240
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Marta Melnykevych-Chorna is Programme Officer for the programme "Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine". She holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences a Master of Science in Country Studying from Lviv I.Franko National University, Ukraine.

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Jennie Holck-Clausen

Senior Advisor
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Jennie Holck-Clausen is a human rights expert working as an Advisor with the Nordic Programmes and Cooperation at the European Wergeland Centre. Her particular area of expertise is human rights education and capacity development programmes with a focus on National Human Rights Institutions. Prior to joining the European Wergeland Centre she worked at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden, managing human rights projects in South Caucasus, South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa targeting National Human Rights Institutions, civil society and law enforcement agencies.
 
Holck-Clausen holds a Master of Laws from Lund University, Sweden with a specialisation in international human rights law.

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Valentina Papeikiene

Advisor
On leave until November 2019
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Valentina Papeikiene is responsible for the programme "Practicing Citizenship" which envisages a series of trainings for teachers and education professionals of the Russian Federation.

Papeikiene holds a Master's degree in Business Management of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania, and has long-term experience of managing and facilitating various European mobility and capacity building projects in higher education. Prior to her employment at the EWC, she worked as the Head of International Programmes Group at the International Relations Office of the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

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Øystein Sassebo Bryhni

Senior Communications Advisor
On leave until June 2019
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Øystein Bryhni is responsible for the management of EWCs public relations and other information activities. He has the editorial responsibility for the centre’s web pages and other online resources as well as written publications.

Bryhni has a Master of Arts in International Affairs from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a Bachelor of Science in International History from the London School of Economics and a degree in Journalism from the Oslo University College. He has previously been Head of Communications at Norwegian People’s Aid and a journalist at the foreign news desk of the Norwegian News Agency NTB.

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Khrystyna Chushak

Ukraine
Head Programme Coordinator
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Khrystyna Chushak is Head Programme Coordinator in Ukraine for the EWC programme "Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine".

Chushak also works as a research fellow affiliated with the National Academy of Science of Ukraine and holds a PhD in Political Science from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. She has been actively involved in various educational NGOs activities targeted primarily at youth, youth workers and high school teachers since the late 1990s.

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Andriy Donets

Ukraine
Programme Coordinator
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Andriy Donets is Coordinator of the National Trainers' Network of the EWC programme "Schools for democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine".

Donets also works as project manager at NGO Ednannia in Kyiv, Ukraine. He carries out educational activities with children and young people for 15 years using and promoting non-formal learning approach. Since 2007 Andriy cooperates as a trainer with the EU's SALTO Resource Centres and since 2011 he is a member of the trainers pool of the Youth Department of the Derectorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation of the Council of Europe.

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Olena Shynarovska

Ukraine
Programme Coordinator
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Olena Shynarovska is Programme Coordinator in Ukraine for the EWC programme "Schools for Democracy: Supporting Educational Reforms in Ukraine".

Shynarovska also works as executive director of Center for Educational Initiatives in Lviv (Ukraine) since 2000. She carries out educational activities with children, young people and teachers using a non-formal learning approach. Olena holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the National University of Lviv (Ukraine). She also studied management in Education at Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland) in frame of Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program.

EWC involvement: Programme Coordinator (2018-present) Logistics and Communication Consultant (2016-2017).

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