Press Release

Policy Note on Involving the Global Ukrainian Community for Ukraine's Recovery

The Policy Note titled 'Why and How Involve the Global Ukrainian Community for the Recovery of Ukraine' is an informative document, co-authored by Oleksandra Keudel Ph.D., Maria Koinova, Kateryna Pavlova, and Nataliya Pryhornytska, which includes recommendations for Ukrainian and international state and non-state actors as well as the diaspora organizations on better cooperation for recovery.

The Policy Note highlights the significant potential of the Global Ukrainian Community, which comprises over 25 million individuals across more than 60 countries. It emphasizes the importance of integrating this community's support structurally to aid Ukraine's recovery across four key dimensions: business, human, local/regional, and EU.

Kateryna Pavlova (CRIS), Oleksandra Keudel (Kyiv School of Economics), Maria Koinova (University of Warwick) and Nataliya Pryhornytska (Open Platform e.V. / Allianz Ukrainischer Organisationen e.V.) provide a thorough analysis and practical examples of cooperation with diaspora organizations. Their research and expert consultations were further enriched by thematically developed focus groups held during the pre-conference “Diaspora and the Global Ukrainian Community – Strong Partners in the Recovery of Ukraine,” organized by Open Platform and CRISP in April 2024.

This Policy Note is part of the preparatory work for the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2024), which was held in Berlin on 11 and 12 June 2024. It aims to showcase the contributions of the global Ukrainian community and offers strategic insights for improving collaboration in Ukraine's recovery efforts.

The development and dissemination of this Policy Note have been supported by various partners, including the Ukrainian Embassy in Germany, the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, GIZ "Shaping development-oriented migration” on behalf of BMZ, Bertelsmann Stiftung, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, and Isar Ednannia in consortium with UCIPR and CEDEM, with generous support from USAID.

We extend our deepest gratitude to all contributors, experts, and participants of the conference. For more detailed insights and to read the full Policy Note, please CLICK HERE.