List of Trainers

Bezkorovaina Larisa Viktorivna

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor of the Department of Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Business of the Zaporizhia National University.
Participant of international projects on sustainable development, creativity and diversification of rural tourism with the support of EU and British Council programs.


Budynska Oksana Vasylivna

The owner and manager of the guest house “Stavne 158” (Transcarpathian region) since 2006, a member of the Union of SZTU since 2008, a master’s degree in insurance management, an entrepreneur, the head of a condominium in the historical part of the city of Uzhhorod, a radio host of the Internet radio “Yeden” (city Uzhhorod), cycling activist, marathon runner.
Hobbies: antiquities, art, travel, sports.


Vasiliev Volodymyr Pavlovich

Head of the Union of SZTU. Studied and interned in the EU countries and the USA, at the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. Member of councils and working groups under the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, central executive bodies (2005-2019). Author and manager of 10 projects, consultant of 2 projects, expert of 4 international projects. Editor-in-chief of the popular science magazine “Rural Green Tourism” (1997-2014).


Wengerska Natalya Sergiivna

Candidate of economic sciences, associate professor of the department of international economy, natural resources and economics of Zaporizhzhia National University.
Member of the SZTU Union since 2023. Participant of international exchanges and visits at Masaryk University (Czech Republic), Durham University (England), Tallinn University (Estonia).
Visited 31 countries, author of articles and manuals on diversification of rural tourism based on balance and creativity. Expert, coordinator and participant of international projects on sustainable development, diversification of the rural economy and tourism with the support of EU and British Council programs.


Vєtrova Lana

Member of the board of the Union of SZTU, deputy head of the board for marketing and communication development of the Union. Since 2023 – Ambassador of the NGO “Association for the Promotion of the Development of Rural Green Tourism in Ukraine”. I have experience in developing marketing, communication and PR strategies. As the author and presenter of the tourist program “The Milky Way” on Ukrainian Radio, she was awarded the “Honorary Worker of Tourism” award for her long-term contribution to the development of tourism. In 2023, she graduated with honors from the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator educational program. Head of the National Register of Records of Ukraine, editor-in-chief of the full-format printed illustrated edition Book of Records.

My hobbies are tourism and extreme sports, I have a diploma as a yacht helmsman, I am fond of mountain skiing, paragliding, mountain trekking and rock climbing. For active participation in the eco- and animal protection movement, she was awarded the “For Charity” award.


Velichko Inna Arkadіїvna

Member of the board of the Union of SZTU, regional representative of the Union in the Zhytomyr region. The owner of the ethnic estate “Poliska Khata”, the organizer of cultural events, ethnic holidays and festivals. Methodist teacher of the highest category, teacher of Zhytomyr State University. Public figure, curator of artistic, social, tourist programs, projects and promotions. Has experience in developing trainings, writing applications for participation in grant competitions.


Vіndon Syu

Associate Professor, Youth and Adult Leader, Penn State Extension
Ph.D., from The Ohio State University. State University
Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise: Adult and Youth Leadership Development, Community Leadership Development, Volunteering, Volunteer Leadership Development, Needs Assessment Research and Evaluation


Gaponenko Anna Ihorivna

Candidate of economic sciences, associate professor of the department of tourism business and country studies of Kharkiv National University named after V.N. Karazin.

A regular participant and co-organizer of international and national scientific and practical conferences on tourism, a participant in Jean Monnet Module projects. Scientific consultant of the regional communal institution “Kharkivskyi
organizational and methodical center of tourism”. Responsible secretary of the Bulletin of Kharkiv National University named after V.N.
Karazin. Series “International relations. Economy. Local studies. Tourism”, the author
more than 60 scientific and scientific-methodological works.
Scientific interests: tourism, rural green tourism, sustainable development, energy supply


Gafurova Olena Viktorivna

Doctor of Law, professor of the Department of Agrarian, Land and Environmental Law named after academician V. Z. Yanchuk of the National University of Bioresources and Nature Management of Ukraine. Member of the SZTU Union since 2015, expert on legal issues. The main direction of scientific activity is related to the study of problems of legal regulation of social development of the village, protection of the rights of villagers in the process of implementation of land and agrarian reform, legal support of rural development.


Horishevsky Pavlo Anatoliyovych

Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Union of SZTU. In the organization since 1996. Since 1998, he has been the chairman of the board of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional organization of the Union. Lecturer at the Department of Tourism and Hospitality at King Danylo University in Ivano-Frankivsk. Interned under the Community Connection and SABIT programs in the USA, as well as in Ireland, Poland, Greece, Germany, and Lithuania. Head of 7 rural tourism projects in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. Worked as an expert, trainer and consultant in more than 100 tourism projects in Ukraine. Author and co-author of more than 10 training manuals on rural tourism.


Yury Volodymyrovych Zinko

Senior lecturer at the Department of Tourism of Ivan Franko Lviv National University. Member of the Union of SZTU since 1997, member of the Board of the Union. Head of the Lviv Regional Center of Rural Tourism. He completed an internship in rural tourism in Ireland, Poland, Germany and Greece. Took part in tourism projects of TACIS, PAUCI, Cross-border Cooperation Program in 2000-2019. Co-author of 4 training manuals and a dozen methodological instructions on rural tourism. Since 2022, a member of the Board of Directors of the AMFORTH International Association (Paris, France), which unites educational institutions of tourism and the hotel and restaurant business of different countries.
Areas of specialization in rural tourism: structure and organization of rural tourism; tourist services and products; rural tourism clusters.
For his activities in rural tourism, he was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (2005) and certificates of tourism and agro-industrial departments.


Priss Olesya Petrovna

Doctor of technical sciences, professor, head of the department of food technology and hotel and restaurant business of the Tavri State University of Agrotechnology named after Dmytro Motorny, director of the Research Institute of Agricultural Technologies and Ecology of TSATU.
Field of scientific interests: safety systems of food raw materials and food products; reduction of waste and losses in food technologies, functioning of food systems.
He is the author of the textbook “Hygiene and sanitation of the restaurant industry” and more than 100 scientific publications.


Hryniuk Diana Yuriivna

Candidate of Geographical Sciences, teacher of the Department of Country Studies and Tourism, Taras Shevchenko KNU. Coordinator of the “Saving science during war” direction of the international project “Science at risk” (2022-2023) with the support of the US Embassy in Ukraine, the Ministry of the Interior of Ukraine, the National University of Ukraine.
Author and analyst of individual scientific projects: 1) “Rural roads of the de-occupied Kyiv region”, 2023-2024 with the support of USAID, ISAR Yednannia, UNTSPD, TsEDEM. 2) “Cultural heritage under threat: museums of Kyiv during the war” (2023-2024) on the initiative of the British Association for Slavonic & East European Studies (BASEES).
Managing partner of the “Stand by Ukraine” project of TOP PROJECT since 2022.
Member of BASEES, CEFRES, GS “All-Ukrainian Association of Guides”, Geographical Society of Ukraine, “APREI”, expert of NFSU.
Research interests: tourism, rural hospitality, community, branding, cultural heritage, digitalization.


Kalna-Dubiniuk Tetyana Prokopivna

Doctor of economic sciences, professor, honored scientific and pedagogical worker of the National University of Bioresources and Nature Management of Ukraine, expert adviser of Ukraine.
Headed the department of agricultural consulting and tourism in 2003 – 2020. During all this time, the department cooperated with the Union of SZTU, held seminars, trainings, conferences, certification of advisers and expert advisers on rural green tourism. In 2011 p. awarded the Order “For conscientious work and high professionalism” by the Council on Tourism and Resorts of Ukraine.
In 2015, she opened a new educational program “Tourism” and received a license for it, introducing new courses on rural green tourism and developing educational and methodological literature.


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