Olga Shumylo-Tapiola is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Her research focuses on EU and Russian policy toward Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus. She is a member of the supervisory board and former director of the International Centre for Policy Studies, a leading independent Ukrainian think-tank specializing in economic and political reform in Ukraine and relations between the EU and Ukraine. She is also deputy head of the board of PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society), a network of European civil society organizations. From 2006 to 2010 she participated in the development of the European Commission’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area formula (DCFTA), leading a team of Ukrainian experts to assess the impact of the future EU-Ukraine DCFTA and the readiness of the Ukrainian government to implement the EU-Ukraine Association Agenda. In 2008 she served in the Ukrainian government, advising the deputy prime minister on European integration. Between 2002 and 2004 she served as a seconded expert, advising the Ukrainian Ministries of Economy and Foreign Affairs on EU-Ukraine relations.
(2013) ‘The EU in the East: Too Ambitious in Rhetoric, Too Unfocused in Action’, Notre Europe Policy Paper 71. Co-authored with Lucia Najšlová and Věra Řiháčková.
(2012) ‘The Eurasian Customs Union: Friend or Foe of the EU?’, The Carnegie Papers. Available at http://carnegieendowment.org/files/customs_union2.pdf.
(2012) ‘Ukraine at the Crossroads: Between the EU DCFTA & the Customs Union. Russie.Nei.Reports 11. Available at www.ifri.org/downloads/rnr11shumylotapiolaapril2012.pdf.