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Ljudmyla Melnyk
Research Associate - on parental leave


Ljudmyla is senior project manager and research assistant in the project "German-Ukrainian Researchers Network" (GURN). She is also the presenter of the podcast “UkraineMEMO” and responsible for the IEP's Ukraine portfolio.


  • Head of the projects "German-Ukrainian Researchers Network" (2019-2022), "Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication" (PAIC, 2017-2018)
  • Conception and implementation of the Ukraine Breakfast Debates at the IEP (since 2017)
  • Expert, European Committee of the Regions (CoR, 2017-2018).
  • Internship at the Parliament of Canada (2014)
  • Studies in Translation with a focus on consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, Inter- and Transcultural studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (2016)
  • Master's degree in German Studies at the Lessja Ukrainka University Volhynia, Luzk/ Ukraine (2009)


  • Ukrainian
  • German
  • English
  • Russian



September 2023 July 2023 June 2023 May 2023 April 2023 February 2023 December 2022
Resilience of Ukrainian democracy under the conditions of war – 26th Ukraine Breakfast Debate
"Zeitenwende: What place does Ukraine have in German foreign policy?" – 10th Germany Breakfast Debate
October 2022 September 2022 July 2022 May 2022 April 2022 December 2021
Ukraine Breakfast Debate: What impulses are being set by the land reform?
November 2021
Ukraine and the European Union - 8th Germany Breakfast Debate
May 2021 November 2020