Fellows

Fellowships are designed for leading members of civil society and researchers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia to conduct intensive research, writing and networking. We bring fellows from the region to Prague to focus on their projects in a safe space, away from the daily routine of their organisations and pressures in their home countries, including the hardships and dangers of war in the case of Ukrainians.

The range of fellows and types of projects we support are diverse, including journalists, lawyers, entrepreneurs, activists and former political prisoners working on everything from articles and books to films and comic strips.

Current Fellows

Artur Grigoryan

Armenia

Artur is an environmental lawyer and the head of the environmental NGO EcoRight. In 2018 he served as the director of the Mining and Environmental Inspection of Armenia. For his project, “Armenian Mining Strategy: A Practice of Learnable Corruption”, he will investigate the non-transparent and wrongful practices of international financial institutions and local authorities involved in the mining sector that work against the public interest and democratic values.

Nataliia Povtar

Ukraine

Nataliia is a lawyer focused on support and development of civil society organizations with the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law. For her project, “Volunteers and Non-profit Cooperation, the Czech Republic’s experience for Ukraine”, Nataliia will study the best practices in the Czech Republic and other countries for collecting and systematising data about volunteers and the organisations that engage them in order to inform state assistance programmes and better support the development of volunteer movements.

Iryna Domnenko

Ukraine

Iryna is a writer, teacher, and head of the resource centre at the Institute of Analysis and Advocacy. Iryna’s project, “Social Networks Will Remember This War”, is a collection of texts posted on social media after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The personal stories of Ukrainians shared on social media show the full spectrum of the horrors of the war. Iryna will translate the stories into English and publish them in international media.

Former Fellows

David Amiryan

Armenia
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Darya Sydorenko

Ukraine
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Tehmine Yenoqyan

Armenia
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Evgheni Camenscic

Moldova
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Hayk Asriyants

Armenia
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Yaroslav Minkin

Ukraine
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Alexander Iscenco

Moldova
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Tinatin Khidasheli

Georgia
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Arzu Geybulla

Azerbaijan
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Fatima Yakupbaeva

Kyrgyzstan
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Olga Myrovych

Ukraine
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Pamira Sainazarova

Kyrgyzstan
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Nazira Darimbet

Kazakhstan
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Vlada Ciobanu

Moldova
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Bektour Iskender

Kyrgyzstan
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Rasul Jafarov

Azerbaijan
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Valeria Korablyova

Ukraine
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Avetik Mejlumyan

Armenia
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Aina Shormanbayeva

Kazakhstan
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Yulia Tyshchenko

Ukraine
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Nouneh Sarkissian

Armenia
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Hennadiy Maksak,

Ukraine
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Tetyana Bohdanova

Ukraine
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Atyr Abdrakhmatova

Kyrgyzstan
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Babutsa Pataraia

Georgia
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Savia Hasanova

Kyrgyzstan
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Olga Lvova

Ukraine
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Olena Strelnyk

Ukraine
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