Team
Alesia Petrovets
CURATOR
Alesia is the International Organization for Migration employee. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Intercultural Communication. An awardee of history and interpreting competitions. Current National Coordinator of Young European Ambassadors network. She participated in a number of international education programmes dedicated to human rights, inclusion, and youth participation. Alesia is interested in the topics of youth engagement and civil society development in Belarus.
Maxim Kublitski
VICE-CURATOR
Maxim leads Business Development and Sales in a fast-growing software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup, curates a blog on Sales and Entrepreneurship in Tech area, speaks on local meetups & conferences. Maxim holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BA) and a Master's degree in International Business & Economics. Deeply keen on innovations and new technology, srtartups and entrepreneurship, politics, and economic empowerment. Co-organized the first EdCamp Belarus, the (un)conference for school teachers.
Yury Yurchanka
OUTGOING CURATOR
Yury coordinates Zvarot.by, Web-service for e-applications aimed at strengthening citizen participation in governance, increasing Belarusian government accountability and civic engagement. He is enrolled in a double Master's degree program in International Relations , with specialization in European Administration, at the Lazarski University in Poland and the Coventry University in the United Kingdom. Yury is also a member of the e-government CYID think tank. He nominated person of 2011 John Humphrey Freedom Award Winner.
Mila Batura
FORMER CURATOR
Mila is a project manager at the New Eurasia Establishment. She implements projects aimed at improving the quality of business and economic education as well as economic development of rural regions in Belarus. Holds a Master's degree in Public Policy and Human Development of Maastricht University and the United Nations University. Mila is a winner of the merit-based High Potential XXL Scholarship. Laureat of the Special Fund of the President of Belarus and profssional award "12 Hopes of Spring" of the Higher State College of Communication. Prize-winner of several contests in management, economics, and social science in Belarus and abroad.
Liliya Siamenchyk
GLOBAL SHAPER
Liliya holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Business and works as a Market Analyst in IT company She took part in a number of local and overseas education projects in culture, international marketing, and venture investments. An exchange student at Turku School of Economics (Finland). Liliya is a member of the Young European Neighbours network. Being a volunteer, she is primarily interested in increasing youth engagement and contributing to Belarusian education system development.
Andrei Yeliseyeu
CO-FOUNDER, ALUMNI
Legal and social researcher. Academic Director at the Eurasian States in Transition research center (EAST Center). Andrei's research has been published by reputable research centers including the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, GLOBSEC Policy Institute and Migration Policy Centre at the EUI. Andrei was educated at six universities in four countries. B.A. in International Relations and Master's degrees in History, Political Science, European and International Law, and Management. Furthermore, Andrei graduated from the Estonian School of Diplomacy. He speaks eight languages.
Yauhen Puhach
CO-FOUNDER, ALUMNI
Yauheni manages IMAGURU, the first Belarusian Startup Hub. He is holding a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Belarusian Institute of Law and a Master's degree in Political Science from European Humanities University. Yauheni was a party to many international educational trainings, including those at the Institute of Psychology, University of Adam Mickiewicz (Poznan, Poland), and in the U.S. Interested in start-up business development, innovations, politics, and public policy. Organized the first EdCamp Belarus
Denis Kolga
CO-FOUNDER, ALUMNI
Chairman of the Youth Initiative NGO, a National Youth Council member. In 2013-2015, he was a member of the No Hate Speech Movement campaign run by the Council of Europe's youth sector. Denis participated in many international projects in the youth and education fields. He graduated from the Belarusian State University, Department of International Affairs. In 2016, Denis was a party to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.
Aliaksandra Rameika
GLOBAL SHAPER
Alexandra is an architect. She graduated from the Belarusian National Technical University with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. Prize and award winner of Social Weekend and international contests on architecture and urban planning. Alexandra is a co-founder and a member of the urban multidisciplinary group «Good city Minsk», coordinator and volunteer in several social projects. Her passion is urban studies and sustainable urban development as well as social entrepreneurship.
Eryka Karaleva
GLOBAL SHAPER
Specialist in conflict resolution. Erika has a higher pedagogical education with specialization in music instruction and social pedagogy. She has taken part in a variety of national and international training programmes in conflictology, negotiations and human rights. Erika teaches the course on culture of negotiations and manages videos with football clubs and sports federations on the issues of combating racism and discrimination.
Volha Hudzei
GLOBAL SHAPER
Volha holds a Bachelor's degree in International Journalism and Literary Editing. Currently involved in the project in Education area. Studying and practicing PR and communications. Volha worked in International organizations and NGOs. Obsessed with photography and communication studies.
Ilya Uglianitsa
GLOBAL SHAPER
Katsiaryna Sidarovich
GLOBAL SHAPER
Expert in the Education area, Katsiaryna is studying innovations in the education area. Participated in various international seminars and conferences. Holding a Bachelor's degree in English and Chinese Interpreting. Studied and worked as an Education Technology Consultant in China. Speaks 7 languages.
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