Daryna Pyrogova

Daryna Pyrogova

Contact email: daryna.pyrogova@gmail.com

Kyiv, Ukraine / Vilnius, Lithuania

Trainer and facilitator of the trainers’ pool of the NGO Insha Osvita. She works with various groups: teenagers and students, cultural workers, artists, veterans, firefighters in the SES, public servants, and medical university professors.

In professional life she is sociologist, researcher, consultant, mentor. Engaged in design, social research and analytics in educational, cultural, urban and public history projects. She specialises in integrated spatial planning, participatory events, and recovery projects during and after the war.

Formerly: lecturer at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, head of the qualitative research department at the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, and analyst at the CEDOS think tank. She has collaborated with Docudays UA, CANactions School, Kharkiv School of Architecture, Kyiv School of Economics, DOBRE USAID Project, GIZ Integrated Spatial Development in Ukraine II Project.

She is working on the study of migration decision-making during the war in Ukraine in the research “On Displacement in Ukraine after the Russian Invasion — Decision-making, Routes, and Prospects” with the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

She holds a master’s degree in sociology from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2011) and studied critical urban studies at the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Also, she is a member of U-Cycle (Kyiv), an NGO that advocates for safety in cities and communities and promotes cycling.


  • Reconstruction during and after the war, urban studies, strategic and spatial development of cities, communities and territories, participatory planning and design
  • Public history and culture of memory
  • Cultural and creative industries
  • Research practices and sociology
  • Project management
  • Culture of feedback
  • Design and facilitation of educational products, online and offline workshops for various target audiences
  • Conducting strategic and networking meetings


  • Strategic process for NGO New Museum
  • World cafe sessions for Young EastWestNetwork Workshop for Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Digital literacy and career development training for Sign of Hope
  • Summer school on rebuilding Borodianka after de-occupation for Kyiv School of Economics
  • Summer School on street planning for Association for the Beautification of the City of Sibiu (Romania)
  • Online forum UkraineLab: Which organisations are effective in times of war?
  • Support for training and networking for the members of the DOCU/CLUBS Docudays UA network
  • Training in mentoring for the participants of the Memory Network project
  • Training in mentoring approach and feedback culture for medical university lecturers within the framework of the Ukrainian-Swiss project Medical Education Development


  • Ukrainian
  • English