Mykhailo Drapak

European Studies Program Director 

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European Studies Programme Director

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

Adaptive partnership: implementation of the agreements between the Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova of January 2021

The agreements between the Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, reached in January 2021, became a new page in the relations between the two states.

Case of Bulgaria. Russian Octopus in the Black Sea Region: Identifying Vulnerable Areas and Strengthening Resilience

A significant part of Bulgarian elites and society has prerequisites for expressing loyalty to Russia.