A graduate of the Kyiv State University with a degree in foreign languages and culture and a post-graduate law degree Vadim started his career as a civil servant of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1994.
In September 2001 he left the national service to work for the Council of Europe. Vadim worked as a programme officer for the legislative reform programme in the field of education and was responsible for running various projects which were implemented by the Council of Europe in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation and Ukraine.
A native Ukrainian speaker, he is fluent in English and Russian and has a good command of French.
Vadim Lysikov joined the Eurimages Secretariat in October 2005.