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About us

Cedos is an independent think tank and community that has been researching social issues and promoting social change since 2010. We believe that everyone has the right to a decent standard of living. Therefore, the goal of Cedos is to build a welfare state in Ukraine. 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 these changes.

Full legal name – NGO Centre for Society Research.


Our goals


Social justice is part of political discourse

Evidence-based decisions

Evidence-based decisionmaking is a common way of making decisions among the main stakeholders of different levels


Data administered by the authorities is mostly available in open data format



the centre has been working on the development of civil society in Ukraine for 10 years


thousands of people in total subscribe to the center's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, Telegram channel and e-mails


research reports and analytical notes were published in 2020


articles, columns and podcast episodes were released by Cedos in 2020


Cedos events took place in 2020, with a total of more than 1,600 people registered to participate


thousand people were covered by our publications on various social networks in 2020

Supervising board

Tymofii Brik
Researcher at 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.

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


Financing sources in 2020

Donor or purchaser thousands of USD
International Renaissance Foundation 115
Kingdom of the Netherlands 50
Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation 19
Internationaler Arbeitskreis e.V. 27
United Nations Development Program 23
Heinrich Boell Stiftung 17
World bank 13
American councils for international education 4
Council of Europe 3


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