Ukrainians in Poland and Germany – Civic and Political Engagement, Expectations, and Courses of Action

By Evgeny Feldman (Own work) used under CC BY

The goal of this joint project of the Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw, and the Institut für Europäische Politik, Berlin, is to analyse the various forms of civic engagement of Ukrainians living in Poland and Germany. It is based on a series of in-depth inter­views with members of the Ukrainian diaspora living in Poland and Germany regarding their views on the Ukraine Crisis and the future of Ukraine, including the question of EU-membership as well as their readiness to support the democracy movement in Ukraine. The results will be published in a research paper that will appear in both Polish and German, and also in a Ukrainian summary. Additionally, based off of the research results, recom­men­da­tions will be presented in an English-language policy brief on how the democracy movement can be strengthened through an improvement of the under­lying condi­tions for civic engagement in Germany and Poland. These will be followed up with discus­sions with scien­tists, experts, and decision-makers in events in Berlin and Warsaw.

Detailed Goals of the Project

The project is supported by the Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftss­tiftung.

Time Frame

May 2015 to April 2016

Project Team

Dr. Katrin Böttger
Julian Plottka
Ljudmyla Melnyk

Project News

New study published: #EngagEUkraine. Engagement of Ukrainians in Poland and Germany

Within the framework of the joined project “Ukrainians in Poland and Germany – Civic and Political Engagement, Expec­ta­tions, and Courses of Action” of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Warsaw, and the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), Berlin, the complete …

„#EngagEUkraine. Engagement of Ukrainians in Poland and Germany” – Presentation of the study in Warsaw and Berlin

The currently published study „#EngagEUkraine. Engagement of Ukrainians in Poland and Germany” has been presented to the public in Warsaw on 24. May and two days later in Berlin. It is the final publi­cation of the research project “Ukrainians in …

Four new papers within the project „Ukrainians in Poland and Germany”

Within the framework of the project “Ukrainians in Poland and Germany — Civic and Political Engagement, Expec­ta­tions, and Courses of Action”, Julian Plottka and Richard Steinberg have presented a paper on „How the Ukrainian Diasporic Community in Germany Contributes to …

Conference „Ukraine’s historical and contemporary interlockings: A transnational perspective on transformations“

In the context of the research project “Ukrainians in Poland and Germany – Civic and Political Engagement, Expec­ta­tions and Courses of Actions” Magdalena Patalong and Richard Steinberg of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) together with Andriy Korniychuk of the …

New Research Project on Ukrainians in Poland and in Germany

Together with the Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw, the Institut für Europäische Politik began in May of this year a research project on the civic engagement of the Ukrainian diaspora in Germany and Poland. The goal of the project is …