School of Transnational Governance

High-level experts and decision makers reflect on the future of the Donbas

The fifth instalment of the Policy Dialogue series at the STG will focus on the finalization and implementation of Ukraine’s economic development strategy for Donbas.

09/07/2021 | Policy dialogue

This week, the EUI School of Transnational Governance brings together relevant experts and decision makers for the fifth time to discuss the future of Ukraine's Donbas region. The Policy Dialogue series, organised with the participation of the Office of the OSCE Special Representative in Ukraine, aims to shape a comprehensive reintegration agenda for the region and its population. Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, Mr Oleksii Reznikov, will present the government’s “Strategy for Economic Development of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions until 2030”. Following a multi-sectoral approach, discussions will address ways to enhance impact and effectiveness of the Strategy.

The Policy Dialogue is convened by the STG part-time Professor Luigi Narbone. Representatives and experts from the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, the United Nationals, and the Atlantic Council, as well as high-level Ukrainian decision-makers and policy influencers have confirmed their participation.

Due to the event format, which takes place behind closed doors and is committed to the Chatham House Rules, participants will have the opportunity to engage in free and informal discussions. Their diverse backgrounds promise to bring depth to the debate, allow for the dissemination of common views and provide space for peer review of participants' initiatives.

This the fifth instalment in the series of Policy Dialogues on the future of the Donbas, which started in December 2018. After each convening, the organisers have published a policy brief containing the recommendations developed during the discussion. All policy briefs on the future of Donbas can be accessed here.

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