Field of activity: research on freedom of movement, migration policy between Ukraine and the EU, an expert on visa liberalisation issues.
Born in Kirovohrad Oblast, 40 years old, has a degree in “history and ethnic studies”, worked at “KROK” University. Since 2001 – project manager at the research Centre for Peace, Conversion and Foreign Policy of Ukraine (CPCFPU), exclusively responsible for studies that monitor EU visa policies.
In 2009 becomes a co-founder of “Europe Without Barriers” organization, which is professionally engaged in areas “mobility”, “support of reforms of security and public safety policies”, “management of migration and border control”, and also carries out advocacy activities in the area of freedom of movement of the persons.
Irina took part in the creating and further activities of International Coalition “Visa-Free Europe” and has been its leader since 2015. She holds a permanent expert position in two international projects: European Integration Index for Eastern Partnership Countries and Eastern Partnership Visa Liberalization Index. Since 2015 she also was elected a National Coordinator of Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EPCSF). Also Iryna is a member of its Steering Committee.