Olha Koshchiyenko

Olha is an economist and an international relations professional with more than 6 years of experience in research, reporting and EU policy analysis.

Prior to joining the PPMI team in 2018, Olha had lived and worked in Hungary, Belgium, Italy and Ukraine. Olha started her professional career at the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), where she coordinated projects on capacity building of the Ukrainian and Moldovan Border Guard and Customs services. She then worked as a Senior Forensic Analyst for KPMG Budapest, where she acquired extensive experience in multi-language research, investigation, analysis and risk assessment. In 2016, Olha spent five month with DG Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission, contributing to the revision of the EU Blue Card Directive for highly-skilled migrant workers.

Olha has experience in using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in her research. Apart from her native Ukrainian and Russian, Olha is fluent in English, German, Polish and Italian and has an intermediate knowledge of Hungarian and French.



  • MA in International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Hungary, 2010
  • MA in European Economic Studies, College of Europe, Belgium, 2016



  • Gender and Public Policy in the Nordic Countries, International Summer School at the University of Oslo, 2016
  • Summer Seminar for Young Public Policy Professionals, Economic Policy Institute, Bulgaria, 2017


Selected projects:

Situation analysis on children affected by migration in Central Asia (UNICEF ECARO, 2019 – ongoing)

Culture and creative sectors in the European Union - key future developments, challenges and opportunities (European Parliament, CULT, 2019-ongoing)

EU tax policy – evaluation of communication channels (European Commission, DG TAXUD, 2018 – ongoing) 

Public-private partnerships for skills development in the ETF partner countries (ETF, 2018 - ongoing) 

E-solution:NOWORRIES Agency Developing esthetics.