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Maria Davydchyk

Freelance EU instructor at the independent non-profit association "Citizens of Europe"

Fritschestr. 69
10585 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 0049 (0) 152 33805134



Dr. Maria Davydchyk is freelance EU instructor at the independent non-profit association “Citizens of Europe” (Bürger Europas e.V.) in Berlin since 2011. Her fields of specialization are transformation of cultural policies, Central and Eastern Europe, and former Soviet Union countries. She works on issues related to European Neighborhood Policy, particularly the Eastern dimension and Belarus.

Before joining “Citizens of Europe” she worked as interpreter and advisor for training seminars for experts from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine by KTM-OST and Export Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg IMI, Reutlingen. She gained knowledge on project management through internships at the program “Robert Bosch cultural managers in Central and Eastern Europe” (Stuttgart), in the department "Marketing and Communications" at the State Arts Gallery of Stuttgart, as well as in the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa (Stuttgart).

Maria Davydchyk studied cultural studies and arts management at the Belarusian state university of culture in Minsk, international economic relations at the Belarusian state economic university and cultural management at the Ludwigsburg university of education, where she received a master degree (M.A.). In her Ph.D. thesis she examined “Transformation of cultural policy: cultural policy changes after the collapse of the socialist system in Central and Eastern Europe” (2012). Original title: “Transformation der Kulturpolitik: Kulturpolitische Veränderungen nach dem Zusammenbruch des sozialistischen Systems in Mittel- und Osteuropa“ (2012): Wiesbaden, 241 Pages (German).

She is chairwoman of the Society for international education projects in Eastern Europe (GIBO e.V.), and a member at the German society for cultural policy.