East Europe Foundation had its own special program in the framework of the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2023, which took place in London on June 21-22.
Together with our partners in the Agency for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine and with the support of the Folke Bernadotte Academy, which is the Swedish government agency for peace, security and development, we held a one-day seminar to support the role of civil society in the socially cohesive reconstruction of Ukraine.
With the participation of representatives of about 30 non-government organizations, we developed recommendations and ideas for the reconstruction of Ukraine. Subsequently, Viktor Liakh, President of East Europe Foundation, had the honor to personally present this work at a meeting in Chatham House.
The overarching principles of the document include:
Our readers can examine specific project proposals by following the link: https://bit.ly/46ctDVj.
Overall, the Ukraine Recovery Conference has shown that support for Ukraine is extremely high. All attendees, from Ursula von der Leyen to leaders of individual EU countries, declared: “We see Ukraine’s future in the European Union!”.
Our task, as representatives of civil society, is to help the nation and government with our expertise, advocacy of a common agenda, best practices, etc. And, of course, to ensure compliance with all democratic principles.