2024 European Union
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Who is Marta?

Human Rights

Marta is deeply involved in advocating for human rights, emphasizing the importance of protecting individual freedoms and dignity across Europe and particularly in Ukraine.

Expertise in
International Law

With a Ph.D. focused on the development of state sovereignty in international and European law, Marta brings a high level of expertise to her advocacy and political work, enriching discussions with her deep understanding of legal frameworks.

Advocate for
European Values

She champions European values, particularly focusing on strengthening Europe’s defense against external threats and ensuring that migration aligns with these foundational principles.

Expertise in
European Integration

Her academic background and advocacy for Ukraine’s integration into the EU demonstrate her expertise in European affairs.


Civic Engagement
and Democracy

Marta is a fresh, young politician without ties to sponsors, businesses, or established political parties.

She remains unconnected to the old party conglomerates, and her reputation is untarnished by scandals and controversies.

As a new face in politics, Marta tries to bring changes.

Law, activism,
and European politics.

These events mark Marta’s path from an academic and legal expert to a renowned activist and political figure, illustrating her deep commitment to European values, human rights, and the sovereignty and integration of Ukraine into the European Union.

& Education


Master’s degree in International Law 
from Lviv Ivan Franko National University


LL.M. in European Law


Ph.D. in International and European Law
Saarland University

& Experience


Customer Relations Coordinator
Volvo Group


University Lecturer
Ukrainian Free University, Munich


Of Counsel
Asters, International Law Firm

& Advocacy


Founding Promote Ukraine
EU-Ukraine relations


Led various initiatives
European integration and security


European Citizen’s Prize
Impact on fostering EU-Ukraine relations.



Candidate for the European Parliament
Political movement VOOR U

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    Election Program


    Marta’s 12 points for Europe

    Marta Barandiy envisions a European Union where efficiency, transparency, and strength are not just ideals but everyday realities. Her election program is crafted around core principles aimed at safeguarding and advancing the continent’s future.

    1. Stronger Defense and Security in Europe

    Marta supports strengthening the EU's defense capabilities to ensure peace and security, emphasizing preparation and strategic foresight rather than just reactive measures.

    2. Pragmatic Immigration Policy

    While supporting immigration, Marta insists it be aligned with European values, focusing on integration and mutual respect to ensure social cohesion.

    3. Economic Empowerment through Support for Entrepreneurs

    Marta advocates for extending similar rights to entrepreneurs as those enjoyed by employees, aiming to create a more equitable environment for business founders.

    4. Taxation and Subsidy Reform

    Marta supports minimizing taxes and replacing reliance on subsidies with a flexible tax system, proposing tax reforms that stimulate economic growth without burdening taxpayers.

    5. Thoughtful Green Transition

    Marta promotes a carefully planned green transition that collaborates with other countries, protecting European and Flanders businesses from adverse impacts.

    6. Streamlining EU Institutions

    She stands for the minimization of EU structures, advocating for leaner, more efficient governmental bodies that focus only on essential functions to make them more effective and less costly.

    7. Reduction of Bureaucracy

    Marta believes in minimizing and digitalizing EU bureaucratic procedures and document flows, advocating for a system and technological platforms that better serve the needs of European citizens.

    8. Direct and Participative Democracy

    Marta is committed to enhancing direct and participative democracy within the EU by expanding the use of citizen assemblies, referendums, consultative research, and online platforms that allow EU citizens to participate actively in the legislative process. 

    9. Environmental Policies and Climate Action

    Committed to environmental sustainability, Marta backs policies that combat climate change and promote renewable energy, ensuring these initiatives do not harm the local economy.

    10. Promotion of Human Rights and the Rule of Law

    Committed to safeguarding human rights and the rule of law, Marta sees these as fundamental to maintaining democracy and justice in the EU.

    11. Enhanced Civil Society Engagement

    Recognizing the importance of civic engagement, Marta wants to empower civil society by involving it more directly in the democratic process, making the EU more responsive and transparent.

    12. Cross-border Business Exchange Programs

    Marta supports initiatives that enhance understanding and cooperation between businesses and organizations of Eastern and Western Europe, reflecting her dual background and experience.

    Marta Barandiy’s program is a call to action for all Europeans who cherish democracy, human rights, and the security of our continent. Join her campaign to build a Europe that stands resilient in the face of challenges, true to its values, and ready to embrace the future with confidence and unity.

    Election Program

    Four Key Policies

    Policy 1.

    Strengthening European
    Security & Defense

    Given the current geopolitical challenges, particularly Russian aggression, Marta advocates for a fortified European defense mechanism.

    She emphasizes the need for the EU to bolster its collective security measures, enhance cooperation with NATO, and develop capabilities that ensure the continent's safety and sovereignty. Marta's vision includes a robust European defense policy that not only deters aggression but also safeguards the principles of freedom and democracy.

    Policy 2.

    Human Rights &
    The Rule of Law

    Marta places a strong emphasis on the protection and promotion of human rights and adherence to the rule of law across the EU and its neighboring regions. Her campaign aims to reinforce the EU's commitment to these fundamental values, advocating for policies that ensure justice, equality, and dignity for all individuals.

    Marta's dedication to human rights is also reflected in her commitment to supporting Ukraine's struggle against external aggression, underscoring the broader fight for democratic values in the face of authoritarianism.

    Policy 3.

    Supporting Ukraine's
    EU Integration

    A significant pillar of Marta's campaign is her advocacy for closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union. She champions the acceleration of Ukraine's EU integration process, emphasizing the mutual benefits of such a relationship.

    Marta's policy proposals focus on facilitating Ukraine's adherence to EU standards, enhancing economic cooperation, and supporting Ukraine's aspirations for EU membership as a strategic and moral imperative for the Union.

    Policy 4.

    Engagement and Empowerment
    of Civil Society

    Recognizing the crucial role of civil society in a vibrant democracy, Marta seeks to amplify the voices of individuals and organizations in shaping EU policies. Her campaign encourages greater civic engagement and participation, proposing initiatives that facilitate direct involvement of the public in decision-making processes.

    Marta envisions a more inclusive and participatory European Union, where the perspectives and needs of the people are central to the formulation of policies that affect their lives.


    VOOR U

    VOOR U is a new political movement in Flanders, Belgium. It emphasizes the importance of bringing politics closer to the people, focusing on direct engagement and representation. Their agenda includes a strong emphasis on local governance, transparency, and citizen participation, reflecting a commitment to democratic values and community involvement.

    Marta's Movement
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