Our Mission

VOLYA Institute for Contemporary Law and Society is dedicated to generating and promoting intellectual leadership in the field of civil society, human rights and the rule of law. Comprised of an international team of scholars and practitioners, the organization engages with issues of concern to Ukrainian society from a range of local, regional, and global multidisciplinary perspectives.

VOLYA Institute accomplishes this mission by:

  • RESEARCH: Conducting academically rigorous and practically relevant research and analysis to inform scholarship, policy-making, advocacy, and practice
  • DIALOGUE: Facilitating the exchange of ideas and information, thus encouraging informed dialogue on issues related to civil society and the rule of law
  • ENGAGEMENT: Fostering the development of intellectual capital dedicated to Ukraine from around the world, including active engagement with the Ukrainian diaspora
  • SOLUTIONS: Collaborating with governments, intergovernmental organizations, field experts, and civil society in co-creating strategy and sustainable solutions to issues related to Ukraine in local, regional and global contexts