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Ivan Verbytskyi

Cedos director

Research interests:

housing and housing policy, urban transformations, local governance, civic participation, civil society, just city, urban mobility

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Ivan was elected as Cedos director in 2019.

Bachelor of Political Science and Master of Sociology from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Ivan joined Cedos in 2014. Since then, he has worked on researching urban development, civil society and civic participation. From 2015 to 2019, he was an editor and a project manager of Mistosite urban media, and from 2018 to 2019, he was the project manager of the Ukrainian Urban Forum. He was a national expert of the Council of Europe project in Ukraine, as well as a member of a group of consultants for the development of the Concept of Integrated Urban Development of Podilskyi District in Kyiv.

Has experience in facilitation and coaching. Since 2019, he has been working as a trainer on grassroots democracy at the Green Academy, organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Ukraine.

Ivan has experience in volunteering. During the revolution in 2014, he worked in the “Guard in the hospital” initiative. He was a student representative in the Academic Council of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. In 2018, he was a member of the organizing committee of Kyivpride; in 2021, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the March for Kyiv.