Our mission

To subjectivize Ukraine as a leader of democratic transformations and trendsetter for the free world.

Our goals

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

These objects 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 People Deputies of Ukraine, 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 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 worthy 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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Foreign Policy Expert

Chairwoman of the Board of the National Interests Advocacy Network ANTS, co-founder of the International Center for Ukrainian Victory (ICUV).
Member of Parliament of Ukraine of the VIII convocation. In 2014–2019, she was the Chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In 2014, Foreign Policy magazine named Hanna a “Leading Global Thinker”. In the same year, she was awarded the National Democratic Institute’s Prize for the Promotion of Democracy in Ukraine.

Oksana Yurynets

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Security and NATO Expert

Member of the Parliament of Ukraine of the VIII convocation, Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the NATO PA (2018-2019) Professor at Lviv Polytechnic National University. Member of the National Interests Advocacy Network “ANTS”. Head of the educational direction of the NATO Youth PA Model.
+380 67 380 5416

Yulia Vusenko

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Expert on Effective Local Government

Member of the National Interests Advocacy Network “ANTS”, member of the Permanent Delegation of Ukraine to the Congress of the Council of Europe, PhD in Law, IRI trainer, member of the Volyn Regional Council.
+380 50 765 4353

Kateryna Musienko

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International Relations and European Integration Expert

Politician, assistant to MEP Andrius Kubilius, activist, deputy of the Kremenchuk City Council of the VIII convocation, coordinator of interaction with international partners, leader of the Diaspora Mapping Project, EUROSCOPE, etc.

Oleh Radiychuk

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Energy Efficiency Expert

Project Manager, Energy Efficiency Expert. More than 20 years of experience in energy efficiency in business, civil service and international technical assistance projects (UNIDO, UNDP, Energy Community Secretariat).
+38 098 443 27 92

Vasyl Sehin

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Local Government Expert

Expert on policy and advocacy. Executive Director of the National Interests Advocacy Network “ANTS”. U-LEAD with Europe Policy Coordinator (2019-2021), co-author of policy documents and draft laws in the field of administrative services. Manager of the Environmental Control Reform in the Reform Support Team of the Ministry of Environment (2021).

Ostap Yednak

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International Relations Expert

He has been in the Armed Forces of Ukraine since 2022. Member of Parliament of Ukraine of the VIII convocation. Member of the Board of the National Interests Advocacy Network “ANTS”. Expert in public policy, management and international relations. Co-author of laws on environmental protection. Member of the Executive Committee of the Interpol Forestry Crime Working Group. Global MBI.
+38 067 670 73 61

Ilya Neskhodovskyi

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Expert on Economics, Finance and Taxes

Head of the Analytical Department of the National Interests Advocacy Network “ANTS, PhD in Economics, freelance advisor to the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy and the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Economic Development, Head of the Tax and Economic Group of the Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) (2014-2019).
+380 97 551 9849

Lyusyena Shum

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Cultural Expert

Board member of the National Interests Advocacy Network “ANTS”, regional coordinator. Specialist in the implementation of cultural innovations, expert in the development of the library industry in Ukraine. Executive Director of the Library Country Charitable Foundation.
+380 67 510 1182

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.

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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Strategic Communications Expert

Member of the Board, communicator. Head of the Strategic Communications Department of the Luhansk Regional State Administration (2016-2019). Strategic Communications Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / CinC AF of Ukraine (2021-2023). Head of the President’s Office at American University of Kyiv, guest lecturer at this and other universities. Candidate of Philosophy.

Oleh Lystopad

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Environmental Expert

Ecologist, journalist, psychologist and press officer. Retired officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Freelance assistant to MP Ostap Yednak (2014-2019).

Olena Sas

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Crisis Management and Communications Expert

Olena has over 20 years of experience in business, international donor development projects, and non-governmental organizations. She has worked on projects for USAID, UNDP, the Swiss Cooperation Office, and the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine. She holds degrees in economics and philosophy.

Oleksandr Panasyuk

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Expert in civil society development and inter-organizational cooperation

Head of Institutional Development of the National Interests Advocacy Network “ANTS. He has extensive experience in implementing systemic development of the organization. He went from a supporter to a responsible member of the organization.

Our partners

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