Head of the Democratic Processes Support Program, Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research
Yulia TYSHCHENKO is the Head of the Democratic Processes Support Program at the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) and a partner for Crisis Management Initiative (CMI - Ahtysaary Center) in Ukraine. Her completed projects that were supported by UNDP include the "protection and information: lack of social and political rights of citizens of Ukraine in Crimea," and "respect for the rights of minorities in the educational environment in Crimea: monitoring, communication, and response." She worked as an expert for a project on Crimean political dialogue and peace-building that was administered by the international institute PATRIR and, in 2012-2013, she oversaw the project "society and the problem of protection from discrimination: an expert opinion." In 2006-2012, she was the project director for "Management of Inter-ethnic Relations in Crimea (Ukraine/TIER (Training in Inter-ethnic Relations) Crimea Phases I-IV project," supported by the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM). Mrs. Tyshchenko has also worked for the National Institute for Strategic Studies and was a consultant on interethnic relations and the situation in Crimea at the Office of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. She specializes in interethnic relations, combating discrimination, intercultural dialogue, development of civil society institutions, domestic political processes, electoral systems, analysis of public governance, and administration of executive power.