Staff

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Inga Marie Nymo Riseth

Project Officer
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Inga Riseth is project officer for the programme "22 July and Democratic Citizenship". She holds a Master's degree in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Oslo, and a bachelor in International Environmental and Development Studies from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. From 2015 to 2017, she was political vice president and then president of the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH). She also holds experience from serving as a Norwegian Youth Delegate to the UN General Assembly and from working as a trainer for the United Nations Association of Norway.

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Karoline Slåttum

Advisor
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Karoline Slåttum is an Advisor for the 22 July and Democratic Citizenship programme. She holds a Master of Philosophy in European languages. She has ten years experience of teaching at both lower and upper secondary school.

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Elizaveta Bagrintseva

Project Officer
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Elizaveta Bagrintseva is a Project Officer for the programme “Practicing Citizenship” and the Baltic Summer Academy. She will substitute for Valentina Papeikiene in 2019, and her main responsibilities are to ensure appropriate implementation of the Programme, and to report to the donors on the results of the activities. 

Bagrintseva has a background in Contemporary History (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Law (French University College) and Comparative and International Education (University of Oslo). Previously, she worked for the Global Citizenship Education programme in UNESCO and in the academic field of International Education.

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Hege Knudsen

Communications advisor
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Nina Ruteig

Executive Assistant
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Nina is the Executive assistant at the EWC. She is responsible for the day to day running of the office with administrative and HR responsibilities. 

Ruteig studied French for Business and International Commerce at Østfold University College, as well as International Marketing at Suffolk University in Madrid. 

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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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