Seventh interview of the “Klartext” series: How does a European Future for Ukraine look like?
Within the framework of the project “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication” (PAIC), the seventh interview of the “Klartext” series with Ukrainian think tanks was published. Alyona Getmanchuk, Director of the Kyiv based think tank New Europe Center, shed light on the work of the organization and its cooperation with the Ukrainian government.
In the interview Alyona Getmanchuk elaborates on New Europe Center’s roots, presents their working priorities and communication strategies and shares her formula of success for think tanks in Ukraine. Furthermore, she talks about the cooperation with the Minstry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and stresses the importance of G7 for the reform process within the country. The interview also covered questions about how the cooperation with European think tanks looks like and in which fields they identified areas for improvement.
The New Europe Center was established in 2017 through a re-foundation of the core team of the Institute for World Policy. Since then, New Europe Center releases analytical works on the Ukrainian foreign policy, the European and euro-Atlantic integration and security policies. Noteworthy publications include the “Ukraine’s Foreign policy audit” which measures common interests between Ukraine and the respective partner country and provides foreign policy recommendations as a result and the project “#NewEuropeVision”, which was newly established in 2018 and works on a European future from a Ukrainian perspective.
The interview series “Klartext” aims to increase the presence and public awareness of Ukrainian think tanks, both within Ukraine and Germany. Additionally, the series engages to convey an image of the overall think tank landscape and general developments within Ukraine. Particular attention is set on the challenges that Ukrainian think tanks are facing regularly, as well as their role for the implementation of domestic reforms.
The project “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication” (PAIC) promotes the Ukrainian think tank environment and foresees sustainable exchange between German and Ukrainian experts and researchers. PAIC is conducted by the Institute for European Politics e.V. (IEP, Berlin), in cooperation with the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF, Kiev), the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF, Kiev) and the think tank initiative “think twice UA” (Kiev), supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
The full interview is now available in German and Ukrainian.