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The pre-conference of the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024

The official pre-conference of the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024 "Diaspora and the Global Ukrainian Community - Strong Partners in the Recovery of Ukraine" brought together guests from over 120 organizations in Berlin on April 19th and 20th.

Quick facts
DURATION19.04.2024 Until 20.04.2024
LOCATIONSBerlin, Germany
PARTICIPANTSThe participants were representatives from over 120 organizations. On the first day, there were 250 guests, and on the second day, there were 125 guests. 


The recovery of Ukraine is taking place now and at the same time it is extremely important to support Ukraine in its resistance against the Russian war with all necessary means. 

State and non-state actors from Germany, Ukraine, the global Ukrainian community in Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Austria, Slovakia, Spain and other countries discussed common tasks and opportunities to strengthen sustainable cooperation for the restoration of Ukraine. The potential of the global Ukrainian community in recovery was underlined by impressive examples of best practice.  

Cross-sectoral networking of representatives from German business, civil society and governmental organizations as well as the expansion of the global Ukrainian community network were the focus of the pre-URC event. 

The results of the focus groups will be included in the URC Policy Note. The following topics were discussed: 

  • Recovery in the context of EU integration
  • Community-led recovery
  • Human potential and education for recovery
  • Youth in recovery 
  • Advocacy and communication 
  • Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Attracting investment and working with SMEs for restoration.

In addition, the necessity to refrain from using the term "human capital" in favor of "human potential" was emphasized several times during the conference, as it aligns with a broader understanding of human development and well-being, emphasizing the needs of individuals beyond mere economic considerations. 

The pre-conference in Berlin served as an important milestone towards the main conference in June 2024, highlighting existing initiatives and identifying new opportunities for engagement and collaboration. The outcomes and recommendations of this event will provide valuable input to the upcoming Ukraine Recovery Conference and help develop targeted strategies for recovery.

Our special thanks go to all guests for their active participation and expertise. Especially those who traveled all the way from Ukraine. 
Many thanks for the financial and content-related support of the event go to the Ukrainian Embassy in Berlin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine. Special thanks to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Ukraine Diaspora 2030 Programme "Shaping Development-Oriented Migration" on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Bertelsmann Foundation, as well as The German Marshall Fund of the United States, ISAR Unity in consortium with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research, and the Center for Democracy and Rule of Law, thanks to the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

We would like to thank Küche UA Berlin for the delicious and wonderful Ukrainian dishes and great cooperation! 

The pre-conference was organized by Open platform e.V./ Allianz Ukrainischer Organisationen and CRISP - Conflict Simulation e.V. with support of a wonderful team of volunteers!


This workshop was implemented in close cooperation with