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New IEP podcast UkraineMEMO: Interviews, Analysis, Policy Advice

In the scope of its new podcast series UkraineMEMO: Inter­views, Analysis, Policy Advice, the IEP presents new perspec­tives on Ukraine, the most populous and largest country in terms of territory within the Eastern Partnership, which is under­going profound social change, especially since the Revolution of Dignity in 2014.

IEP project managers Ljudmyla Melnyk and Marie-Thérèse Schreiber will discuss new devel­op­ments in the fields of Ukrainian politics, economy and society with expert guests from Germany and Ukraine, thus providing an insight into local events that move the country. While doing so, Ukraine’s relations with Germany and Europe will be kept in mind at all times.

Each episode of UkraineMEMO consists of inter­views, analyses and a concluding memo which is a short overview summa­rizing the most important points and including impulses for decision-makers in politics and society.

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is considered as an instrument for a gradual rapprochement of the membership countries to the European Union. However, the EaP aims not only to promote European standards in the fields of law and economics, but exchange between societies, too. The Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) is also committed to strength­ening civil society exchange and providing new perspec­tives on devel­op­ments in the countries of the Eastern Partnership.

The first episode of UkraineMEMO on the topic of “Between independent research and taking a political stance — Challenges for Ukrainian and German think tanks” will be released soon!

By launching the podcast UkraineMEMO, the “German Ukrainian Researchers Network” (GURN) is expanding its means of commu­ni­cation and also wants to meet the challenges that occur due to the limited possi­bil­ities of personal contact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GURN aims at estab­lishing a German-Ukrainian research network for junior and senior researchers and their organ­i­sa­tions, strength­ening country expertise and promoting joint cooper­ation projects. GURN is conducted in close cooper­ation with the Ilko Kucheriv Democ­ratic Initia­tives Foundation (DIF, Kyiv), the think tank devel­opment and research initiative think twice UA (Kyiv), the New Europe Center (NEC, Kyiv) and is kindly supported by the Federal Foreign Office.