Research Team

Natalia Shapovalova

Associate Fellow

Natalia Shapovalova is an associate fellow at FRIDE. Prior to joining FRIDE, she was a researcher at the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kiev, Ukraine (2005-2008).

Her research focuses mainly on Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Russia, the South Caucasus and European Neigbourhood Policy. Natalia has contributed to a number of books, including on European Union democracy promotion and Eastern neighbourhood policies. Some of her latest publications include ‘The politics of regionalism and decentralisation in Ukraine’ , ‘The Changing Nature of EU Support to Civil Society’ (with Richard Youngs, in Civil Society and Democracy Promotion, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and ‘The role of Crimea in Ukraine-Russia relations’ (in Ukraine after Maidan, Peter Lang, forthcoming). She has written opinion pieces for El Mundo, El País, La Razón, EU Observer, New Europe, EurAktiv and The Guardian.

Natalia has an MA in European Public Affairs from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, an MA in International Relations from the Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, and a BA in Political Science from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick, UK.

Spoken languages

English, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Written languages

English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

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