Dr. Victoria Vdovychenko is a widely recognised and published expert on the issues of hybrid warfare and strategic communication, with particular emphasis on relations between Ukraine and the European Union, as well as NATO.

Victoria has an MSc and PhD in Foreign Policy and World History, Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.

She is currently working on the challenges of the European Union, Euro-Atlantic integration, hybrid warfare and strategic communication, collaborating with such educational institutions as the University of Bologna, George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies, KU Leuven, University Catholic Louvain, Cambridge University and Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University.

She was a team Lead for the Assistance Advisory Team working with VPM on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration on the future of ANP Ukraine-NATO, as well as on the system of LI&LL from the resilience of Ukraine.

Victoria is currently a Program Director for Security Studies at the Center for Defence Strategies. She is a co-author of policy papers “Ukraine under Zelenskyy: Domestic, Foreign and Security Policy in Flux” (2022), “Willingness to fight for Ukraine: Lessons for the Baltic states” (2022), “Resilience Paper Review” (2022) and “Shaping up social resistance: Zelenskyy’s approach to rearranging Ukraine” (2023).

Currently, Victoria is involved in conducting research on the strategies of Ukraine’s victory and its implication for the Black Sea area, as well as European security architecture. This project is a joint cooperation between the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium), Tallinn Technological University, and the University of Bologna (Italy).