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IEP_Bildschirm_200x40pxNew project: Ukrainians in Poland and Germany – Civic and Political Engagement, Expectations, and Courses of Action

Institut für Europäische Politik in cooperation with the Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw financially supported by the Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung.

Project period: May 2015 – April 2016

The goal of this joint project of the Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw, and the Institut für Europäische Politik, Berlin, is to analyse the various forms of civic engagement of Ukrainians living in Poland and Germany. It is based on a series of in-depth interviews with members of the Ukrainian diaspora living in Poland and Germany regarding their views on the Ukraine Crisis and the future of Ukraine, including the question of EU-membership as well as their readiness to support the democracy movement in Ukraine. The results will be published in a research paper that will appear in both Polish and German, and also in a Ukrainian summary. Additionally, based off of the research results, recommendations will be presented in an English-language policy brief on how the democracy movement can be strengthened through an improvement of the underlying conditions for civic engagement in Germany and Poland. These will be followed up with discussions with scientists, experts, and decision-makers in events in Berlin and Warsaw.

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Contact: Dr. Katrin Böttger, Deputy Director of the Institut für Europäische Politik,