June 22, 2023

Rebuilding Ukraine Sustainably: Young Visions from Europe

On Wednesday, July 5th, at 5:00 PM, the Rebuild Ukraine Ambassadors will launch and present their policy paper, “Towards a Sustainable Reconstruction of Ukraine: Youth Perspectives from Europe”, at the Europäisches Haus in Berlin.

  • 5th of July, 17:00 – 20:00 CEST

  • Europäisches Haus,  Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin

  • The Rebuild Ukraine Ambassadors will present their policy paper, “Towards a Sustainable Reconstruction of Ukraine: Youth Perspectives from Europe”. The event will be held in German with simultaneous English translation.

Although the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine continues, efforts to rebuild Ukraine are ongoing. In October last year, an international conference of experts to discuss the reconstruction of Ukraine took place in Berlin at the invitation of the German G7 Presidency and the EU Commission. In this context, calls were made for a “new Marshall Plan for the 21st century”, with the help of which the reconstruction of Ukraine should be started now. At the same time, a multitude of different ideas and approaches exist on how to master the “mammoth task” of reconstructing Ukraine.

The “Rebuild Ukraine Ambassadors” project of the European Youth Parliament (EYP), which is kindly supported by the E.ON foundation and co-funded by the European Union, also deals with the question of how the reconstruction of Ukraine can succeed and offers a platform for the ideas of young people for the reconstruction of Ukraine. In this project, 20 young Europeans, more than half of whom come from Ukraine themselves, have developed innovative ideas on how an economic recovery and a rapprochement with the European Union can succeed while taking social and ecological aspects into account.

After a six-month process in which the Ambassadors discussed their vision and ideas for a sustainable reconstruction process, we would like to present the result paper of the Rebuild Ukraine Ambassadors at our event on 05.07.2023. We are also pleased to welcome Mr Michael Roth, Member of the German Bundestag (SPD) and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee as well as Ms Nataliya Pryhornytska, Co-founder and deputy chairwoman of the Open Platform e.V./ Allianz Ukrainischer Organisationen. Together with you and our guests, we want to discuss the following and other questions: How should the reconstruction of Ukraine proceed? What are the different dimensions that need to be considered in the reconstruction process? What is already being done and how can Europeans support this process? What are the problem areas and what are the possibilities to solve them?

We look forward to welcoming you to our event. It will be held in German with simultaneous English translation. We kindly ask you to register by 04.07.2023.

At the beginning of the event, Patrick Lobis, Deputy Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Berlin will give a welcome address.

Special thanks to EYP Ukraine and EYP Poland for their support in helping us organise this project.