Founder and director of youth organization “Avantis” with the main focus on promoting new talents in creative industries, and supporting young people's initiatives. Since 2002, this organization realized more than 30 vital social projects in collaboration with government authorities, European funds, and private sponsors. Since 2004, Ilona has managed the film, new media, and music production company “Avantis Promo”, show casing new talents in cinema, music, and the arts. The company’s last project, “15 Young by Young” about the present-day young life in post-Soviet countries involved 15 talented filmmakers from 15 post -Soviet countries. The project was produced in cooperation with Alegria (France) and ARTE France.