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 Osteuropas and of the Marion-Dönhoff Foundation, founding member of EPDE (European Platform for Democratic Elections) since 2012 and board member of the Kyiv Dialogue.

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. He recently 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 he is working in projects supporting domestic election observation in the partner countries of the European Exchange.

Silke Hueper

Born in Hannover, Silke studied European Studies with Cultural Studies in Chemnitz, Suceava (RO) and Kaliningrad (RU) and obtained a master degree in "Strategies European Cultural Heritage" at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). During the academic year 2013/14, Silke worked as DAAD language assistant at the Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine. Subsequently she became a project coordinator of the German-Ukrainian university partnership "Planning and Building for the Historic City" at the Luebeck University of Applied Sciences. Silke also worked at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development in Dresden. In addition, she has been supporting grassroots initiatives in youth and cultural exchange between Germany and Ukraine for many years. Since June 2018 Silke Hueper is the project manager of "Kyiv Dialogue" at the European Exchange office in Berlin.

Veronika Borysenko

Was born in 1991 in Rivne. She obtained her bachelor and master degree in „International relations“ at the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. Currently she is studying in the Master program “European studies” at the European University Viadrina. Veronika completed an internship in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and in the German Bundestag. Since August 2015, she has been supporting the projects of EPDE and the 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".

Julia Eichhofer

Julia was born in Lviv and studied political science and European studies at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and at the universities of Hamburg and Jena. From 2014 to 2016, Ms. Eichhofer worked as a research fellow and a project assistant at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kyiv. From 2016 to 2017, Julia worked for ChildFund Deutschland e.V. in Berlin and headed the media competence project for NGO leaders and teaching staff in Germany and Ukraine. After her parental leave, Ms Eichhofer joined the European Exchange in September 2018, where she took up the position of a financial coordinator.

Kilian Schubert

Born in 1984, Kilian studied philosophy and Slavic studies in Berlin, Potsdam and Rostov on Don. He started his professional career in several international communication agencies. From 2014 to 2017 he worked for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as an integrated expert and a consultant in Lviv, Ukraine. After having returned to Berlin, he joined the European Exchange team in 2017. He works both for the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) and the Kyiv Dialogue as a public relations manager.

Diana Tovma 

Diana joined the European Exchange team in June 2017. Shortly after graduating at the Donetsk National University (Vinnytsia) in 2015 with a master’s degree in linguistics, she began to study Intercultural Communication at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) with a DAAD scholarship. During her studies, Diana completed an internship at the Department for Press and Culture of the Ukrainian Embassy in Berlin. Currently she is supporting the European Exchange, the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) and the Kyiv Dialogue as a Public Relations Assistant.

Hanna Zhytyniec

Born in 1983 in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Studied international relations at the Chernivtsi National University in Ukraine and European Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Hanna worked for a company in Dresden concetrating on international business consulting projects for eastern European countries. Since May 2015, Hanna has been working as financial manager for European Exchange. 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.

Hanna is currently on maternity leave.

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 organisation of Ukrainians in Germany and co-initiator of the "Euromaidan Wache Berlin". In May 2014 Tetiana joined the European Exchange team in Berlin.

Since Oktober 2014 she has been a project coordinator of the Kyiv Dialogue at the International Renaissance Foundation in Kyiv.

Daria Malling

Born in Smila, Ukraine. Daria studied at the Karazin Kharkiv National University at the Department of Ukrainian History. After completing her studies in Ukraine in March 2017, Daria obtained her master's degree in Modern European History at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Daria has also completed an internship at the project group "Forced labour" in Berlin and organized international youth seminars on media, volunteering and civil society activities in Germany, Poland and Ukraine. Since September 2017, Daria has been working as a project manager of the Kyiv Dialogue at the International Renaissance Foundation.