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Podcast UkraineMEMO


Making expertise on Ukraine accessible is the aim of the UkraineMEMO podcast. With experts from civil society, politics and business, we analyse current events and long-term trends and promote better mutual understanding between Germany and Ukraine

With its podcast “UkraineMEMO: Interviews, Analysis, Policy Advice”, IEP presents new perspectives on Ukraine. With guests from Germany and Ukraine, Ljudmyla Melnyk and Nataliya Pryhornytska discuss recent developments and long-term trends in the areas of Ukrainian politics, economy and society and thus provide an insight into events on the ground that are moving the country. Ukraine's relationship with Germany and the EU is always kept in mind.

The format amplifies Ukrainian voices and regional expertise in the German discourse and enables knowledge transfer. Have a listen!

The UkraineMEMO podcast is available on:

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Our hosts:

Nataliya Pryhornytska is a political scientist, activist and co-founder of the Initiative for Knowledge Exchange, Empowerment and Culture (IWEK e.V.) and the Alliance of Ukrainian Organizations. She is hosting the IEP podcast UkraineMEMO.

Ljudmyla Melnyk is a senior project manager and research associate for the projects "UA Transformation Lab" and "Ukraine Perspectives" at the Institut für Europäische Politik.

UkraineMEMO is part of the UA Transformation Lab. The project strengthens Ukrainian think tanks as civil society actors and deepens their cooperation with local governments. It promotes exchange between German and Ukrainian think tanks and bilateral dialogue.

The episodes 10-15 were produced as part of the "UkraineForward: amplifying analysis” project funded by the MATRA Programme supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine, and implemented by Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) with its partners.

The first nine episodes of the podcast UkraineMEMO: Interviews, Analysis, Policy Advice were produced as part of the project "German-Ukrainian Researchers Network" (GURN, 2019-2022) and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.


Duration: 01 December 2022 – ongoing
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