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Ukraine Perspectives Talk - Assessing the challenges for agri-food public authorities

Tom Fisk / Pexels
Tom Fisk / Pexels

On its path to the EU, Ukraine must also reform its agricultural sector. The Ukraine Perspectives Talk focuses on necessary reforms, but also on innovative solutions to the challenges facing Ukraine and the EU.

Tuesday, 30 April 2024 11:00 am – Tuesday, 30 April 2024 12:00 pm

This event is in the past.

Harmonising Ukrainian agricultural policy with EU standards requires a complex approach: On the one hand, Ukraine is confronted with maintaining its agriculture and making it competitive under the conditions of the Russian war of aggression. On the other hand, it is faced with the immense task of implementing the administratively and financially demanding EU regulations, while at the same time coping with the urgent need for reconstruction and economic stabilisation. This is estimated at 80 billion US dollars for the agricultural sector alone.

On 30 April 2024, Dr Oleg Nivievskyi, Assistant Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), will present his policy paper on the institutional options for adapting and implementing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Ukraine at the first Ukraine Perspectives Talk. Prof Dr Sebastian Lakner, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Rostock, will comment on his findings.

What role do public institutions in Ukraine play in this transition process? How can resources be used as effectively as possible, and which strategic reforms should Ukraine prioritize to meet EU requirements on the one hand and attract private sector investment for sustainable, long-term growth on the other? What new realities must the EU and Germany recognize in the context of negotiations and reconstruction aid for Ukraine given the war?

Following the Ukraine Perspectives Talk, IEP is planning a separate digital Lunch Debate on shaping the future Common Agricultural Policy with a view to the challenges posed by EU enlargement and climate change. The German, French, Polish, and EU perspectives on the upcoming negotiations and necessary reforms will be discussed.

Please register using the form below.

Date, time and place

Tuesday, 30 April 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom (link after registration)

Welcome address

Veronika Movchan, Research Director, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER, Kyiv)

Laura Christoph, Research Associate, Institute for European Politics (IEP)


Dr Oleg Nivievskyi, Dean of the Faculty of the Graduate Economics Studies at Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), Associate Professor, Associated Member of the Center for Food and Land Use Research


Prof Dr Sebastian Lakner, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Rostock


The event is part of the Ukraine Perspectives project, which aims to make the opportunities for Ukraine and the EU associated with Ukraine's accession prospects tangible through policy-relevant analyses. Ukraine Perspectives is a joint project of Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP, Berlin) and the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER, Kyiv) and is kindly supported by the Policy Planning Staff of the Federal Foreign Office.


About the Ukraine Perspectives: Strategies for Reconstruction and EU Integration project: The Ukraine Perspectives project is generating new insights into the reconstruction process and the potential of Ukraine's accession to the EU through policy-relevant analyses. Moreover, it strengthens Ukrainian voices and regional expertise in the German political debate.

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