The Future of EU-Ukraine-Relations
Friedrich Ebert Foundation and ECFR Public Panel Debate
Olena Chepurna, Ukraine 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
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.