Stefanie Schiffer

Since 2006 - founder and director of the "European Exchange" gGmbH. During 1992 - 2006 Stefanie Schiffer worked as director of the "Deutsch - Russischer Austausch" e.V. in St. Petersburg and Berlin. She studied Slavonic languages and Eastern European History in Tübingen and Munich. She is a founding member of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, a board member of the "Human Rights in Belarus e.V." and of  the association "Solidarity with Citizens" Movement in Russia e.V.", a jury member of the ZEIT, Foundation Freie Presse Osteuropa and of the Marion-Dönhoff Foundation, founding member of EPDE (European Platform for Democratic Elections) since 2012 and board member of the "Kiev Dialogue".

Tetiana Lopashchuk

Born in 1989 in Dubno, Ukraine. Studied Philology and Pedagogics at the Kyiv National Linguistic University and Socio-Cultural Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). During her studies Tetiana did internships at the German Bundestag and at the German Association for East European Studies. Apart from this she was a board member of the umbrella organization of Ukrainians in Germany and co-initiator of the Euromaidan Wache Berlin. In May 2014 Tetiana joined the "European Exchange gGmbH" team in Berlin and since Oktober 2014 she is a project coordinator of the "Kiev Dialogue" at the International Renaissance Foundation.

Hanna Zhovkivska

Born in 1983 in Chernivci, Ukraine. Studied international relations at the Chernivci National University in Ukraine and European Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Hanna has worked for the company Dreberis in Dresden concetrating on the international business consulting projects for eastern European countries. Apart from this, she is actively engaged in the activities of diverse NGOs in Germany, Ukraine and Poland taking part in different international student and academic cooperations. Since May 2015 Hanna works as financial manager for “European Exchange”.

Lidiya Hutnyk

Born in 1985 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Studied International Relations and Political Science in Rivne and Berlin. In 2009 made internship in the European Parliament, office of Rebecca Harms, MEP, President of the Greens / EFA Group. 2009-2010 worked for Ms. Rebecca Harms on the project “Chernonbyl25-Expeditions”. 2010-2011 project coordinator of the “Chernonbyl25-Expeditions” in the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin. Since 2012 project coordinator of the “Kiev Dialogue”, European Exchange gGmbH.

Adam Busuleanu

Adam joined the team in 2008. He studied politics and journalism in Opole / Poland and Eastern European Studies in Berlin. During the studies he focused on alternative movements in socialist Poland and on election monitoring in post-soviet countries. Last years he worked on several civil society projects in Eastern and Central Europe. Since 2004 he participated in several election observation missions to the countries of the former Soviet Union. Currently working in projects supporting domestic election observervation in the European Exchange'  target countries.

Veronika Borysenko

Was born in 1991 in Rivne. Got bachelor and master degree in „International relations“ at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, currently studies Master program “European studies” at the European University Viadrina. Veronika has made an internship in Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine and in German Bundestag. Since 15 August 2015 she is providing maintance for the EPDE project and for "European Exchange".

Karolina Plaetke

Born in 1977 in Zielona Gora, Poland, studied business management at the University of Applied Sciences in Wildau. Since 2008 financial officer at the “European Exchange gGmbH".