Our mission

To subjectivize Ukraine as a regional leader and a “soft” power, a trendsetter of democratic transformations in the post-soviet space and in the New Europe, including the Balkans.

Our goal

To form Ukraine’s 2030 vision and assist the next generation of Ukrainian politicians in realizing it, to fully prepare for NATO and EU membership by 2029, and to share this experience at the regional level.

This will be accomplished by implementing and promoting necessary reforms, fighting corruption, especially in the face of Ukrainian oligarchs, and countering russian aggression in its hybrid form.

Our activity

We hold high-level international events with the participation of Ukrainian people’s deputies, European Parliament members, and US Congress members. 

We offer local project expertise, legal and advocacy consultations, and the sharing of knowledge, contacts, and experience.

We are preparing an analysis of state authorities’ activities in order to monitor Ukraine’s compliance with its obligations under the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. 

80 deputies from 10 regions participated in our “Marathon with a Candidate” initiative, which aimed to support deserving regional leaders in local elections. 

We implement successful national and regional advocacy programs. 

We created a network of 30 partners from different regions of Ukraine.

We reached an audience of 400,000 on social media. 

We provide training to local deputies.

Our team

Hanna Hopko

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Chair of the board, founder of ANTS

Foreign policy expert. PhD in Social Communications. Member of Parliament of Ukraine and Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Parliament of Ukraine, 2014-2019. Head of the Democracy in Action international conference, coordinator of the International Center for Ukrainian Victory.

Ostap Yednak

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Member of the board

Member of the board. Expert in public policy, management and international relations. People’s Deputy of Ukraine, 2014-2019. Co-author of laws on environmental protection. Member of the Executive Committee of the Interpol Forestry Crime Working Group, Global MBA.

Oksana Yurynets

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Expert

Professor of the National University “Lviv Politechnic”, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, 2014-2019, Chairwoman of the Ukrainian delegation to the NATO PA (2018-2019).

Oleh Radiychuk

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Project Manager

Project Manager of the Project “Multilevel Dialogue on Effective Local Government”, Energy Efficiency Expert.

Ilya Neskhodovskyi

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Head of the analytical department

Ph. D. in Economics, freelance adviser to the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy and the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Economic Development.

Iuliia Vusenko

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Expert

Candidate of legal sciences, associate professor of the Department of Civil and Legal Disciplines of the East European National University, trainer of the Medical Research Institute, deputy of the Volyn Regional Council. Regional coordinator of “ANTS” in Volyn region.

Kateryna Musienko

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Expert in international relations

Expert in international relations, coordinator of interactions with international partners, project leader for “Diaspora Mapping” Politician, activist, and 8th convocation Kremenchug City Council member.

Lyusyena Shum

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Expert

Expert in the implementation of cultural innovations and libraries development.

Natalia Veselova

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Expert in social policy

Expert in social policy and reintegration issues. Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, 2014-2019. Co-author of the laws on the protection of the internally displaced people rights.

Maria Golub

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Expert on European Integration

HALLI project manager, expert on European integration and bilateral relations between Ukraine and the EU, representative of the International Center for Ukrainian Victory.

Yaroslav Sydorovych

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Member of the Board

Mathematician. Expert in budget, tax, financial policy, IT. Head of the Main Department for the Reforms Implementation, Administration of the President of Ukraine, 2014-2019 Director of the Information and Analytical Support Department of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, 2005-2010.

Liudmyla Dolhonovska

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Member of the Board

Member of the Board, Communications specialist. Head of Strategic Communications Department, Luhansk Regional Civil-Military Administration, 2016-2018. PhD in Philosophy.

Our partners

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