Iuliia Serbina

Security Studies Program Expert

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Current position – Head of Social-Political Programs of the NGO “Promotion of Intercultural Cooperation” (Odesa), member of Odesa regional group of All-Ukrainian project “Ukrainian Peace-Building School”. As a member of UPBS Iuliia conducted survey on national identity and inter-ethnic cooperation in the South of Odesa region, promoted the dialogue between the representatives of national minorities in Odesa region, continues monitoring of minorities’ rights in the South of Ukraine. In 2015, Iuliia Serbina conducted the civic education project on newly adopted Law on local elections for political activists, journalists, party practitioners.

Prior to this Iuliia had been working for five years as a Senior Researcher of Odesa Regional Branch of the National Institute for Strategic Studies (2010-2015). At this position Iuliia contributed to Odesa branch NISS policy papers, policy studies, policy briefs on democratization, human rights, civil society development, election-related issues, minorities’ rights in bordering regions. In 2012-2013 she contributed to the setting agenda for Ukrainian Chairmanship in the OSCE in 2013 and evaluation of Ukrainian Chairmanship. In this project Ms Serbina was the coordinator of the OSCE human dimension working group.

In 2014 she worked as the national human rights officer in Odesa regional office of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine where she was responsible for monitoring and reporting on human rights maintenance in Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson regions. The special topics of Iuliia’s expertise where civil and political rights, national minorities’ rights, freedom of speech and belief.

Sphere of expertise:

  • democratization,
  • human rights (civil and political rights),
  • civil society development,
  • Ukraine in regional organizations (OSCE, Council of Europe, UN).

2007-2010 – PhD Study at the Department of Political Science, I.I.Mechnikov Odesa National University

(2002-2007) I.I.Mechnikov Odesa National University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science

Additional Training and fellowships:

2015 International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Washington D.C

2015: Specialization Course on human rights in conflict of the international civillian peace-keeping and peace-building training programme supported by the Federal Government of the Repulic of Austria held by the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR, Schtadtschlaining)

2014: OSCE/ ODIHR training for long term election observers (Belgrade, Serbia)

2014: OSCE Summer Academy (Peace Centre Burg Schlaining/ Austria, under the auspice of the OSCE. Integrated course for young diplomats on the history of OSCE, development of different OSCE institutions and ongoing OSCE issues (political-military, economic and environmental, human dimension, Helsinki +40 process, long-term missions experience)

Recent Publications

(Українська) Чтобы все боялись: Ле Пен оставили без иммунитета за клевету

(Українська) Лидер французской ультраправой партии «Национальный фронт» Марин Ле Пен лишилась парламентского иммунитета

April victories of Ukrainian diplomacy

(Українська) Юлія Сербіна про успіхи української делегації в ПАРЄ

Agramunt is out!

(Українська) Перемога української дипломатії у ПАРЄ