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About us

Cedos is an independent think tank and community that has been working on social development since 2010. We believe that everyone has the right to a decent standard of living. Therefore, the goal of Cedos is to find systemic causes of social problems and solutions. Our approach is based on research. We study social processes and public policies, disseminate critical knowledge, promote progressive change, inform and strengthen the community that supports this change.

Full legal name – NGO Centre for Society Research.


Our goals


Everyone has the opportunity to receive high-quality education without discrimination, corruption or lack of academic integrity. Education is a universal right, not a service with limited access.


Migrants’ rights to the freedom of movement, free choice of the place of residence and their social and labour rights are protected. The government provides migrants with the appropriate aid.


Everyone has the opportunity to realize their right to the city, which includes access to resources, safety and security, the right to create a space and to be in space.


Everyone has decent housing without discrimination. The rental sector is safe and accessible. Public resources are used fairly.


Everyone works in decent conditions without discrimination. Labour rights are protected. Labour that ensures social reproduction is valued properly.

Social protection

The social protection system allows everyone to exercise their right to care and support. The state plays a proper role in the social protection of the population.



years we have been working on the development of civil society in Ukraine


thousands of people in total subscribe to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, Telegram channel and e-mails


research reports and analytical notes were published in 2021


articles, columns and podcast episodes were released by Cedos in 2021


Cedos events took place in 2021, with a total of more than 2,000 people registered to participate


million people were covered by our publications on various social networks in 2021

Supervising board

Tymofii Brik
Rector of the Kyiv school of economics
Olesia Ostrovska-Liuta
Director general of Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex
Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili
Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburg
Ivan Primachenko
Co-founder of the Prometheus platform
Nataliia Humeniuk
The head of the Hromadske TV NGO


Cedos is a non-profit organization. We implicate grant funding and donations, as well as conduct research to order.

Every year, Cedos undergoes an independent financial audit, which confirms the compliance of our accounting and financial reporting with Ukrainian and international standards. Since 2016, Cedos has had the top 5 stars in the global financial transparency ranking of think tanks Transparify.

You can support Cedos to ensure the smooth running of our team and the organization's independence from grants.


Financing sources (2021)

Donor or purchaser USD
Ukrainian Cultural Foundation 57 157
European University Viadrina 25 237
Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation 20 375
Center for Educational Initiatives 18 653
Heinrich Boell Stiftung 15 860
ISAR Ednannia 15 854
Kingdom of the Netherlands 8290
International Renaissance Foundation 6000
United Nations Development Program 459
Charitable contributions of individuals 274


Detailed information about the activities and sources of funding for the organization over the years