Mykhailo Drapak

Expert of the Regional Initiatives and Neighborhood Program

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Expert of the Regional Initiatives and Neighborhood Program

Graduated from Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University and the Ukrainian Catholic University. Currently, is doing a PhD at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University.

Was the author of the resources “24 Channel”, KyivPost, “Ukrayinska Pravda”, “Lokalna istoriya” and others. Has a long experience of cooperation with civic organizations: the Program of the European Center for Minorities Issues in Ukraine, the Civil Society Institute, the Kyiv Dialogue.

Research interests:

  • Political processes in Central Europe.
  • Regional interstate initiatives and good neighbourliness in Europe.
  • Europeanization of Central Europe.
  • The rights of national minorities and European nationalism movements in the XXI century.
  • Overcoming the consequences of international conflicts.

Recent Publications

Eastern Partnership: prospects of post-2022

Nowadays, an analysis of what has been achieved within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, as well as its new conceptual setting, is desperately needed.

Policy Brief: The reaction of the Black Sea countries on Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine: analysis of the objections

The states of the Black Sea basin are in a particular position in the context of Russian aggression. For geographical reasons and history, Russia seeks to maintain the region’s political and economic leadership.

Indigenous Peoples and National Minorities in the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched an offensive against Ukraine simultaneously in the north, east and south of the country. Thus, Russian troops expanded their temporary occupation of Ukrainian territories, which began in 2014. Millions of Ukrainian citizens, including indigenous peoples and national minorities, found themselves in the temporarily occupied territories. In the following blog […]