Reconstruction of Ukraine – October 2022 Events

Even though Russia’s war still rages on, reconstruction of Ukraine is already being planned. Economic recovery and physical rebuilding will comprise many steps and should cover short-, medium- and long-term planning to the greatest extent possible. Follow the ongoing discussions on how to rebuild Ukraine better, greener and more resilient.

International Expert Conference on the Recovery, Reconstruction and Modernisation of Ukraine (Berlin, Germany)

25 October, 9:00 – 18:00 CET

Organisers: German G7 Presidency, EU Commission

Chancellor Olaf Scholz for the German G7 Presidency and President Ursula von
der Leyen for the European Commission – in close cooperation with the Government of
Ukraine – will co-host the Conference. The event will serve as a forum for an in-depth dialogue and feed into the comprehensive recovery and reconstruction planning in tandem with international efforts and in continued cooperation with the Government of Ukraine. The keynote speech will be held by the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Indicative Agenda is available here. More information about the Conference is available on the website here.

The Conference will be streamed live on 25 October 2022 at

Ukraine’s Reconstruction and Recovery: A Modern and Inclusive Marshall Plan for the Way Forward

26 October, 16:00 – 18:00 CET

Organiser: Open Society Foundation

The event event will bring together German, EU, U.S., and Ukrainian decision makers, experts, and civil society leaders to share recommendations on making Ukraine’s reconstruction and recovery effective, just, inclusive, accountable, and sustainable. Speakers will make the case for a more systemic, meaningful, and adequately resourced engagement of Ukrainian civil society, cities, and the expert community, and for improved donor and government coordination in Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction. The conversation will highlight recommendations from the recent conference “From Resilience to Recovery: The Critical Role of Ukrainian Civil Society,” led by Open Society’s foundation in Ukraine—the International Renaissance Foundation—and two recent German Marshall Fund reports, Designing Ukraine’s Recovery in the Spirit of the Marshall Plan and A Modern Marshall Plan for Ukraine: Seven Lessons from History to Deliver Hope. Register here.

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War in Ukraine: Financing the victory. How can Europe financially support Ukraine in the short term, during it’s ongoing war with Russia?

26 October, 16:30 – 17:45 CET

Organisers: Bruegel, Centre for Economic Strategy, Centre for Economic Policy Research

Kick off keynote by Sergii Marchenko, Finance Minister of Ukraine. Conversation with participation of Nicolas Véron (Senior fellow), Gert-Jan Koopman (Director General, European Commission, DG Budget), Maria Repko (Deputy Director, Centre for Economic Strategy), Beatrice Weder Di Mauro (President, Centre for Economic Policy Research).

More information about the event and registration link here.

How the Russian military aggression impacts Ukraine’s climate policy

27 October, 10:00 – 12:00 CET

Organisers: Resource-Analytical Center “Society and Environment”, DiXi Group, European Union in Ukraine

Join the discussion in the framework of Climate Diplomacy Weeks 2022 in Ukraine. The event aims to exchange views on the impact of war on the climate change policy of Ukraine ahead of COP27, as well as to share positions of different stakeholders that will be presented at the COP. Representatives of the state authorities, EU, non-governmental organizations, and experts will participate in the event. Register here.

Ukraine on the way to EU membership: From Association Agreement to candidate status

27-28 October

Organiser: University of Bergen, Faculty of Law

On 28 February 2022, on the fifth day of Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s full-scale attack, Ukraine submitted its EU membership application. On 24 June, the European Council adopted a decision to grant Ukraine candidate status. This symposium addresses the path to this new stage in EU-Ukraine relations and Ukraine’s further European integration.

The key themes are: (1) Implementation and the future of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement; (2) Perspectives on Ukraine’s EU membership application; (3) Approximation of laws on the way to European integration; (4) Experience of the EU integration – Eastern Enlargement of 2004.

Symposium will feature speakers on the EU-Ukraine and EU’s external relations, both from academia and public institutions in the EU/EEA and Ukraine. The symposium is open to all interested.

More information about the event is available here. Register to participate here.

Digital tools for the recovery of Ukraine: How to ensure transparent and intelligent reconstruction management?

28 October, 14:00 – 17:00 CET

Organisers: Kyiv School of Economics, RISE Ukraine, Prozorro, Transparency International, BRDO, Open Contracting Partnership, BHP Foundation, GIZ, UK Aid, European Union in Ukraine, Abt

During the event, representatives of research institutions, civil society, authorities, business, and international organizations will gather to discuss existing approaches to digitisation of reconstruction of Ukraine and to find a unified vision of these processes.

As part of the event, the Kyiv School of Economics will present a study on approaches to the reconstruction of Ukraine. The RISE Ukraine Coalition’s concept on the digital management of reconstruction will be presented as well.

Register for the discussion here.