Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Orysia Lutsevych
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Orysia Lutsevych is a research fellow with the Russia and Eurasia programme at Chatham House. She also works as a “third sector” consultant to private and public agencies and foundations. She argues for a new paradigm for democracy promotion and civil society development based on stronger citizen engagement and a new theory of change. In the last two years she has authored several newspaper op-eds, and spoken on civil society at international conferences in Brussels, Kyiv, Berlin, Minsk, London, St Petersburg and Sarajevo. She regularly participates in donor conferences and interacts with the European Foundation Centre, Grantmakers East Forum and Devex International in particular. She held the Robert Bosch fellowship at Chatham House in 2012.


  • Civil society development in Ukraine and Georgia 
  • Ukraine foreign and domestic policy
  • EU Eastern Partnership Policy 


2014 -Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House        
2012 -Independent consultant
2012 Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
2009 - 11 Head of Development, Europe House Georgia 
2007 - 09Executive Director, Open Ukraine Foundation
2005 - 07Deputy Director, PAUCI Foundation 


  • English, Russian, Ukrainian - broadcast standard;Polish, French - not for broadcast