Strengthening Ukraine: Sharing knowledge for a sustainable future
Conference, Oslo, 30 November 2023
On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine. Russia’s war has brought enormous human suffering, large-scale destruction of places and infrastructure, and massive environmental damage to Ukraine. Several million Ukrainians have had to flee their country, and many of them seek shelter in the Nordic and Baltic states, with uncertain prospects. Although the war is still ongoing, rebuilding of liberated territories and destroyed houses and infrastructure all over Ukraine has commenced. The estimated costs of reconstruction are higher than 2.6 times Ukraine’s entire 2022 GDP. Russia’s warfare has made Ukraine the most mined country in the world, with severe consequences for people’s health, economic activity and the environment. The Nordic and Baltic countries may help Ukraine to emerge stronger from the reconstruction process.
On 30 November 2023, the Nordic-Baltic knowledge-based input network to the rebuilding of Ukraine, HROMADA, invites you to a half-day conference in Oslo on how research may contribute to the strengthening and sustainable development of Ukraine. We aim to kick off a dialogue with decision-makers and business representatives on how the expertise of researchers may contribute to the rebuilding efforts of public and private actors from the Nordic and Baltic states.
Hromada is the Ukrainian word for “community” and the HROMADA network consists of researchers based at universities, research institutions and think tanks in the Baltic and the Nordic countries with specific expertise on Ukraine. HROMADA is supported by NordForsk.
We have invited politicians and decision makers, researchers and experts from Nordic and Baltic countries and Ukraine to discuss topics of the utmost importance for the future of Ukraine – our future. We hope to see you there!
Christen Krogh, Rector, Oslo Metropolitan University
Hans Kjetil Lysgård, Vice Rector for Research and Interdisciplinary Projects, University of Agder
Karen Ellemann, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
Ihor Holovchenko, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway
Arne Flåøyen, Director, NordForsk
Tetyana Kaganovska, Rector, Karazin Kharkiv National University
Anne Pintsch, HROMADA leader, University of Agder
Ulf Bojö, Vice President, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation, NEFCO
Olena Maslyukivska, Visiting Researcher, University of Vaasa and Associate Professor, NaUKMA
Jiayi Zhou, Researcher, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI
Giedrė Dailidėnaitė, Board member of the Ukrainian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce
Alina Zubkovych, HROMADA Steering Group and Nordic Ukraine Forum
Karina Shyrokykh, HROMADA Steering Group and Associate Professor, Stockholm University
Halwan Ibrahim, Assistant Director at IMDi/ Directorate of Integration and Diversity, Norway
Karolis Zibas, Integration Officer, UNHCR Representation for the Nordic and Baltic countries
Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg
Olga Biesha, Coordinator ‘Svenska med baby’, Ukrainian refugee in Sweden
Vilde Hernes, Senior Researcher, Oslo Metropolitan University
Aadne Aasland, HROMADA Steering Group and NIBR, Oslo Metropolitan University
Evhen Tsybulenko, Professor, Tallin University of Technology
Gaiane Nuridzhanian, Postdoctoral Fellow, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
Kateryna Latysh, Assistant Professor, Vilnius University
Roman Nekoliak, Centre for Civil Liberties, Ukraine
Maryna Rabinovych, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Agder