Maria Dyrdenkova joined CFC Сonsulting team to work on the strategic communications of the Parliament of Ukraine, where together with colleagues she is responsible for reinventing the system of internal and external communications of the national legislator. Her area of expertise is mainly focused on political communications, civil society and government cooperation, citizens’ participation and interest representation.
Previously, she has been involved in the implementation of e-governance and e-democracy projects such as Open Government Partnership and E-governance for accountability and participation, working as a civil servant for almost 4 years.
Ms Dyrdenkova is an alumna of the College of Europe, holding a Master’s degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies with the specialization on Governance of the European Union. Being a member of the College of Europe Ukrainian Alumni Association, she organises and participates in public awareness-raising events, speaking to young Ukrainians about the European Union, European values and educational possibilities.