- Political communication
- Foreign policy
- International affairs
- European Union and European Neighbourhood Policy
- Ukrainian foreign policy
- European integration and Eastern Partnership
Vasyl Filipchuk is a top-ranked expert in foreign policy and European issues in Ukraine, acclaimed analyst, brilliant speaker and participant of Chatham House and Wilton Park events, experienced diplomat and author of the European Integration Strategy of Ukraine, approved by the President’s Decree on June 11, 1998.
Mr. Filipchuk has a profound experience in governance, remarkable leadership and networking skills. He has served as a spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine (2005 – 2006), Director of Political Department at the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine (2011 – 2012) and Director of the EU Integration Department at the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2012 – 2013). Mr. Filipchuk has the 3rd civil service rank and the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary diplomatic rank of the second class.
1988 – 1993: Chernivtsi State University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine;
1996 – 1997: National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
1997: New York University, New York, USA;
1998: Queens University, Kingston, Canada, International Study Centre in Herstmonceux, UK.
2013: independent expert, Adviser to the ICPS Board;
2012 – January 2013: Director of the EU Integration Department, Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
2011 – 2012: Director General of the Political and Security Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;
2010 – 2011: Director General of the EU Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
2006 – 2010: Deputy Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EC, Chargé d'Affaires;
2005 – 2006: Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Deputy Political Director;
2004 – 2005: Deputy Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;
2003 – 2004: Chief adviser of the Minister for Foreign affairs of Ukraine;
1999 – 2003: First secretary, Counsellor of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU;
1997 – 1999: First secretary of the Department for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, head of a political unit of the EU Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;
1995: Desk officer at the Chernivtsi Regional Administration
1995 – 1997: Adviser, Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
1991 – 1993: Teacher of History and German language, Dovhopillia school, Chernivtsi region.
Ukrainian — native;
English, German and Russian – fluent.