Svitlana Slabinska (Ukraine/Belgium) joined Journalismfund.eu’s team in November, 2019. Svitlana is the Project Coordinator of Journalismfund.eu’s European Cross-Border Grants for professional journalists, who have good ideas for cross-border investigation and for research on European affairs.
Svitlana studied European Integration at the Institute of European Studies (IES), VUB University in Brussels (Belgium). She also holds a Master degree in International Journalism and PhD in Political Sciences.
Prior to joining Journalismfund.eu, during around 10 years Svitlana worked in different UN agencies and largest EU-funded programs in various project management, communications, research, monitoring and reporting roles. She has worked in UNDP as the Head of Communications, Monitoring and Reporting Unit, Public Information Officer for the IOM-UN Migration agency and other international organisations.
Svitlana is an author of a number of research papers about the role of press in European integration processes, over 50 lectures on media and freedom of speech, as well as app. 500 publications in the Ukrainian, European and international media outlets. She launched her professional career in Ukraine as a professional international journalist covering EU policy in 2003.
Contact: Svitlana.Slabinska [at] journalismfund.eu