Ms Karina Chupina

Professional sector
  • Training / youth work
  • Youth policy
  • Youth research
Fields of expertise
  • Citizenship and participation
  • Empowerment
  • European youth policy
  • Human rights education
  • Intercultural learning
  • Non formal education
  • Project and organisational management
  • Social inclusion
  • Volunteering of young people
  • Young people and the media / information technology
  • Youth and development
  • Youth and disabilities
  • Youth education and training
Countries of Expertise
  • Armenia
  • Germany
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Russian Federation
  • ~ Belarus
  • ~ United States
International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People -
European University at St. Petersburg Alumni Association (Europe) -
A few words about myself
Originally from St.Petersburg, Russia, Karina Chupina holds an MA in International Journalism (St.Petersburg State University), a degree in interpretation in the field of professional communication sphere (St.Petersburg State University), Exec. MA in International and European Relations & Management (University of Amsterdam), and an MA in Political Science and Sociology (European University at St.Petersburg). Currently Karina is working in Berlin (Humboldt University) on her PhD research on social inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Karina has been an expert of the Council of Europe Pool of Trainers (Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Youth Department) since 2004. Her main training areas are Human Rights Education, Diversity & Social Inclusion, Disability Rights, Training of Trainers, ICT, Media, Youth Policy and Youth Participation. In her work, Karina is especially focused on developing inclusive approaches to training youth from a variety of minority backgrounds, including youth with disabilities and disadvantaged young people.

Apart from her training, writing and research commitments, Karina has been involved in international youth and NGO work for more than 15 years and has been a President of IFHOHYP (

Karina Chupina has been a consultant for the European Commission, Council of Europe, World Bank, UNDP, ILGA, U.S. Library of Congress, American Councils of International Education, Eastern Partnership Youth Regional Unit, Erasmus Student Network, OBESSU and other organisations. Her consultancy and research interests are social inclusion, disability, youth and social policy, civil society capacity-building, anti-discrimination, equal opportunities, and non-formal learning.
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