Dr. Olena Prystayko, is Executive Director of Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels. Prior to this, she was Project Manager at the Directorate of Internal Oversight of the Council of Europe (2013); Representative in Brussels of the Anti-Discrimination Centre “Memorial” and the “Sova” Center (2012); Research Fellow at the EU-Russia Centre in Brussels (2008 - 2011); Project Coordinator at the Razumkov Centre, Kyiv (2006-2007); Assistant Professor at the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (2005 - 2010); Projects Director at the Centre for Peace, Conversion and Foreign Policy of Ukraine (2005 - 2006); researcher at the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Regional Office to Ukraine, Kyiv (2003). She is a co-author of Chapter „Ukraine“ in the Freedom House publication „Nations in Transit“ and author of more than 20 publications . She obtained her PhD in Political Sciences from the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University (Ukraine), and her LL.M. in European Law from the Europa-Institut, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany.