New paper within the framework of the project “Ukrainians in Poland and Germany” published

UA: Ukraine Analytica, Issue 2 (4) 2016.
UA: Ukraine Analytica, Issue 2 (4) 2016.

Within the framework of the joined research project “Ukrainians in Poland and Germany – Civic and Political Engagement, Expectations, and Courses of Action”, Ljudmyla Melnyk, Magdalena Patalong and Richard Steinberg published a new paper on the topic “Ukrainian Diasporic Community in Germany: Main Characteristics and its Engagement for its Home Country”. The paper, which was released in the current issue of the Ukrainian online journal UA:Ukraine Analytica, deals with the role of the Ukrainian “diasporic community” in Germany:

„During Euromaidan and its aftermath, the Ukrainian community in Germany experienced the emergence of new non-state actors: civically engaged Ukrainians, forming a new diasporic community. Based on the research project “#EngageEUkraine – Engagement of Ukrainians in Poland and Germany”, the paper examines selected aspects of the study. By asking if the diasporic community could act as a new homogenous non-state actor, the analysis shows that such potential exists: with their activities, the diasporic community does not only indirectly contribute to the democratization of Ukraine, but at the same time acts as a cultural bridge between German and Ukrainian societies, thereby potentially contributing to the improvement of relations between both states. Therefore, its support should also be of interest to Ukrainian government.”

Please find the paper on UA:Ukraine Analytica.