Public Discussion: How to ensure Ukraine’s democratic future?

Kalevi Sorsa Foundation and Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) have the pleasure to invite you to the upcoming public discussion: From Russia’s aggression to Progressive Recovery of Ukraine: How to ensure Ukraine’s democratic future?

Aika: Wednesday 29th of November, 14:30-16:00. Coffee is served from 14:00.
Paikka: Sonck Hall, Sofia Helsinki (Sofiankatu 4C).

Russia’s war on Ukraine has raised major challenges on multiple fronts, being perhaps the severest existential and security crisis Europe and its neighbors have faced for decades.

Eventually when the war is over, the destinies of the EU, Finland and Ukraine will continue to be tied with each other.

The discussion aims to foster the development of a progressive vision on the recovery and transformation of Ukraine in a way that advances a broader concept of peace, security and democracy in Europe and beyond.

The discussion covers several questions vital for Ukraine’s future.

What does build back better entail in the case of Ukraine? How to implement the recovery process in a way that strengthens its civil society and improves democratic resilience? What is the strategic and national interest of Finland in supporting Ukraine’s post-war recovery? What are the risks if the recovery is not implemented in a progressive and sustainable way?


14.30 Opening

14.35 László Andor, Secretary General, FEPS:  Introduction of the book Europe and the war in Ukraine: From Russia’s aggression to new eastern Policy

14.50 Yulia Yurchenko, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, Greenwich University: Ukraine’s economic and social losses and the path forward

15.05 Anders Adlercreutz, Minister for European Affairs and Ownership steering: Finland’s support for Ukraine’s EU accession path and post-war recovery

15.15 Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of the European Parliament: Is the Finland’s governments support to Ukraine enough and its broader European implications

15.25 Maksym Kravchuk, Counselor, Embassy of Ukraine in Finland: Ukraine’s short and long term needs from Finland and the international community

15.35 Panel discussion and questions from the audience

The event will be moderated by Andriy Korniychuk, Policy Analyst on International Relations at FEPS.

The event is open to everyone and the venue is accessible. Registration via this link by the 28th of November. A stream link will be sent to those who have registered.


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