Ukraine in Europe: New Europe changemakers are to be announced

16:44 Nov. 15, 2016

New Europe changemakers are to be announced

New Europe 100 (Source:

Four Ukrainians are nominated for New Europe 100 - challengers of Central and Eastern Europe

The New Europe 100 project aims to choose 100 changemakers, who "with their courage for innovation, expertise in emerging technologies, unique skills and social outreach - are having a global impact". The nominees are chosen by Res Publica together with Google and the Visegrad Fund in cooperation with Financial Times and a dozen of institutions from the region. 

As the project organizers explain, "the New Europe 100 list is about individuals from the region who are changing the world and improving people's lives with ideas that scale up in the digital world. It's about those who, with their courage for innovation, new-tech expertise, unique skills, and social outreach, are having a global impact. This list is both about people and their big ideas."

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The final one hundred was chosen from nominations submitted by Nominating Partners and general public. This year, the largest group of finalists represent individuals and teams working in business (54%), for society and in politics (29%). Other categories include science (10%), media and culture (7%).


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Four out of 300 nominees are from Ukraine. Here they are:

Olga Afanasyeva


Executive Director, Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Age 30, Ukraine

For building the bridge between the new generation of talented Ukrainians and global society

Yaroslav Azhnyuk


CEO & Co-founder, Petcube

Age 27, Ukraine

For allowing us to stay connected to our pets when we are away

Dmytro Dubilet


Head,; CIO, PrivatBank

Age 31, Ukraine

For crowdsourcing state administrative services

Olga Yurkova


Creator & Co-Founder,

Age 35, Ukraine

For fighting propaganda

The winners will be announced in Brussels on November 15, 18:00 (GMT +1)

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