• Position :
  • Associate Research Fellow

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • Nationality :
  • Ukrainian
  • Languages :
  • English, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
  • Education :
  • Ph.D. in Politics & International Studies –The University of Warwick (2015)


    Master’s in European Public Affairs – Maastricht University (2010)


    Master’s in International Relations – Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (2005)


    Bachelor’s in Political Science – National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2003)

  • Research area(s) :
    • EU foreign policy
    • East European and Ukrainian politics
    • Advocacy & interest groups
    • Civil society
    • Democratisation & human rights
  • Selected Publications :
  • Academic publications
    Colombo, S. & Shapovalova, N. (forthcoming) 'The promotion of civil society', in Schumacher, T., Marchetti, A. and Demmelhuber, T. eds., The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy, Routledge.


    Burlyuk, O. and Shapovalova, N. (forthcoming) ‘“Veni, vidi, … vici?” EU performance and two faces of conditionality towards Ukraine’, East European Politics.


    Shapovalova, N. (2016) ‘The power of informality: European Union’s engagement with non-state actors in Common Security and Defence Policy’, European Security, 25 (3).


    Shapovalova, N. (2014) ‘The role of Crimea in Ukraine - Russia relations’, in Bachmann, K., & I. Lyubashenko, eds., The Maidan Uprising, Separatism and Foreign Intervention: Ukraine's complex transition, Peter Lang.


    Shapovalova, N. and Youngs, R. (2014) ‘The Changing Nature of EU Support to Civil Society’, in Beichelt, T., I. Hahn, F. Schimmelfennig & S. Worschech, eds., Civil Society and Democracy Promotion, Palgrave Macmillan.


    Shapovalova, N. (2013) 'Integrating Eastern Neighbours into the EU Energy Market: The Impact of the EU on Energy Reform in Moldova and Ukraine', in Dominic Heaney, ed., Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2013 (Europa Regional Surveys of the World), 13th edition, Abingdon: Routledge.


    Shapovalova, N. & Boonstra, J. (2012) 'The European Union: From Ignorance To a Privileged Partnership with Moldova', in Schreiber, W. and Kosienkowski, M., eds., Moldova: Arena of International Influences, Lexington Books, Rowman&Littlefield.


    Shapovalova, N. (2010) 'Ukraine: A New Partnership', in Richard Youngs, ed., The European Union and Democracy Promotion: A Critical Global Assessment, Jonh Hopkins University Press.


    Policy reports and briefings
    Shapovalova N. with Burlyuk O. (2016) The situation of national minorities in Crimea following its annexation by Russia. Study. Brussels: European Parliament.


    Shapovalova, N. (2015) 'Mühen der Ebenen: Dezentralisierung in der Ukraine', Osteuropa 4, pp. 143–152.


    Shapovalova (2014) 'The politics of regionalism and decentralisation in Ukraine', FRIDE Policy Brief 183.


    Shapovalova, N. & Stępniewski, T. (2013) 'Poland and the Eastern Partnership of the European Union: a sustained commitment', Yearbook of the Institute for Central and Eastern Europe, Lublin: IESW.


    Shapovalova, N. (2013) 'Visa-free travel for the EU’s Eastern partners: time to act', FRIDE Policy Brief 165.


    Boonstra, J. & Shapovalova, N. (2012) 'Thinking security, doing development? The security-development nexus in European policies towards Tajikistan', EUCAM Working Paper 12.


    Shapovalova, N. & Youngs, R. (2012) 'EU democracy promotion in the Eastern neighbourhood: a turn to civil society?', FRIDE Working Paper 115.


    Shapovalova, N. (2011) ‘Assessing Democracy Assistance: Russia’, FRIDE Project Report.


    Youngs, R. & Shapovalova, N. (2011) EU Human Rights Policy towards Russia. Study. Brussels: European Parliament.


    Workshop papers
    Shapovalova, N. (2016) 'Visa-Free Europe' vs 'Gay-Europe': Civil society and the promotion of non-discrimination in the Eastern Partnership countries, UACES Annual Conference 2016.


    Shapovalova, N. (2016) ‘Lobbying for visa-free Europe: Influence of non-state actors on EU visa liberalisation with the Eastern neighbours’, Workshop 'The role of non-state actors in the EU’s relations with Eastern Europe and Central Asia', Maastricht  University.

  • Honours & Awards :
    • Think Visegrad Fellowship, Visegrad Fund (2013)
    • Chancellor's Scholarship, The University of Warwick (2012-2015)
    • Open Society Foundation/Maastricht University scholarship (2008-2010)
    • International Fellowship for Learning and Exchange in Philanthropy, the European Foundation Centre (2008)