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About Arc.UA

Arc.UA is a non-profit non-governmental organization, that sees its goal in uniting the culture of quality analysis, research, creativity and common sense by promoting it among the Ukrainian public and political spheres. The organization was founded in November 2019 by Dr. Ulana Suprun, film director Volodymyr Tykhyy, and historian Stanislav Hreshchyshyn. 

Arc.UA develops solutions to problems in different spheres of public life with the aim of helping Ukrainian society to make the country safer, healthier and prosperous. 

Arc.UA believes that a weak culture of decision-making, one not based on facts, evidence, or quality research, is the key contributor to the lack of systemic and sustainable changes in Ukraine. Traditions, emotions, opinions of authority figures, and/or popular ideas, are often being used as key criteria for making decisions by citizens in their everyday life, as well as top executives in their everyday work. This translates into a waste of time and opportunities and poses a serious threat to the future of Ukraine and the region.

Thus, it is important to develop a constructive and professional dialogue with citizens as well as stakeholders, following the principles of respect and factuality. Simple solutions for complicated problems do not exist. 

Arc.UA aims to create an independent, professional, and pro-Ukrainian think tank in Ukraine. The new institution will seek solutions to existing healthcare, education, cultural, security, and public administration problems via research, integration and enhancement of expert or value-related environments, accompanied by high-quality education and communication.

It is important for the organization to become an example not only in professionalism and efficiency, but also in building a reputable institution of responsibility in Ukraine. We believe that the best way to build a culture of common sense in Ukraine, is through real examples and precedents.

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Team

Doctor Ulana Suprun | ARC.UA

Doctor Ulana Suprun

Director of the Arc.UA NGO. Doctor Ulana Suprun served in the post of the Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine from July 2016 to August 2019. During her time in the office, Dr. Suprun and her team initiated a wide-scale transformation of the healthcare system in Ukraine.

Dr. Suprun is also the founder of the Patriot Defence NGO, and the UCU School of Rehabilitation Medicine (Ukrainian Catholic University). She was previously the Director of Humanitarian Initiatives for the Ukrainian World Congress.

Volodymyr Tykhyi | ARC.UA

Volodymyr Tykhyi

Film-director, script writer, and producer of documentaries and live-action movies. Some of his most famous full-length movies include "Euromaidan. Rough Cut" (2014), "Stronger than Arms" (2014), "The Green Jacket" (2013), "The Gateway" (2017), and "Lethal Kittens" (2020).

Volodymyr is the creator of anthology films devoted to pressing social issues for Ukrainian society, as well as for the Babylon'13 project. He made a series of historical documentaries about the events that unfolded during the Revolution of Dignity in 2014, and short documentary films about the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Stanislav Hreshchyshyn | ARC.UA

Stanislav Hreshchyshyn

Former Chief of staff and Adviser to the Minister of Health of Ukraine (2016-2019), the Planning Coordinator for the Patriot Defence NGO (2014-2016), and a former history teacher (2013-2016). He has a master’s degree in history, and has been engaged in the transformation of the Ukrainian healthcare system, as well as the Ukrainians’ access to quality healthcare over the last three years.