The Future of EU-Ukraine-Relations

Friedrich Ebert Foundation and ECFR Public Panel Debate


Olena ChepurnaUkraine Media Partnership Program, Kyiv

Oleksandra Nechyporenko, Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Kyiv

Dmytro Ostroushko, Gorshenin Insitute, Kyiv

Olaf Boehnke, Head of ECFR Berlin

Chaired by

Stephan Meuser, Head of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation's Kyiv Office

In a joint event of FES and ECFR Berlin, a new study outlining four future scenarios on EU-Ukraine relations for the year 2030 was presented and debated. The failure of the EU’s Eastern Partnership Summit in late November 2013 gave the impetus for Friedrich Ebert Foundation to invite a group of 26 young experts and professionals from all over Ukraine to reflect on the potential futures of EU-Ukraine relations. Four scenarios were developed by the team, which were discussed along with current events and possible ways ahead with three members of the Scenario Team in a public debate.