Online-Event: 18th Ukraine Breakfast Debate German-Ukrainian Bilateral Relations: New Tendencies in Cooperation?
German-Ukrainian bilateral cooperation has been steadily intensifying since 2014 with Germany as an active supporter of the Ukrainian reform process and a key actor in the talks within the Normandy Format. The year 2019 saw a shift in the Ukrainian political landscape. The new Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Selenskyy, was elected and during the first year of the current legislative period, Ukraine has already seen two prime ministers and their governments. These developments invite an exploration of their impacts on the German-Ukrainian cooperation, the expectations and challenges for bilateral relations, and how to foster sustainability in cooperation between Germany and Ukraine in the future.
We are pleased to announce that the 18th Ukraine Breakfast Debate on “German-Ukrainian Bilateral Relations: New Tendencies in Cooperation?” will take place online on Wednesday, June 10, 10–11:15 AM in partnership with the New Europe Center. During our Ukraine Breakfast we will present the first results of the joint German-Ukrainian study on the current trends in German-Ukrainian relations. The paper is published in the framework of the “Europeanisation beyond borders” project implemented by New Europe Center with the support of the Open Society Initiative for Europe.
Welcome and Moderation:
Dr. Katrin Böttger, Director, Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), Berlin
Alyona Hetmanchuk, Director, New Europe Center (NEC), Kyiv
Ljudmyla Melnyk, Research Associate, Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), Berlin
Sergiy Solodkyy, First Deputy Director, New Europe Center (NEC), Kyiv
Dr. Susan Stewart, Head of the Research Division on Eastern Europe and Eurasia, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin
Terms of participation
Register: Please register by 8 June 2020 by e‑mail at Ljudmyla.Melnyk@iep-berlin.de. Please indicate your name and institution.
The Ukraine Breakfast Debate is held as an online event via Zoom. To participate, we will send you the event link and further information by email one day before the event.
In order to participate in Ukraine Breakfast Debate please have your favourite cup of tea or coffee on hand to enjoy while listening and discussing the topic.
The number of virtual seats is limited and switched-on video preferred. After a successful registration and confirmation, participation is obligatory.
Ukraine Breakfast Debates are part of the project “German Ukrainian Researchers Network” (GURN). GURN aims to establish a German-Ukrainian network for senior and junior researchers, strengthening expertise in the field of policy analysis and promoting joint research projects. GURN is conducted in cooperation with the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF, Kyiv), the think tank development and research initiative think twice UA (Kyiv), New Europe Center (NEC, Kyiv), and is kindly supported by the Federal Foreign Office.
This event is furthermore organized in cooperation with the Berlin Policy Hub, which has supported the elaboration of the joint Ukrainian-German publication at IEP.
Please note that the event will be held in English.