EU-Ukraine Integration at a Crossroad – Opportunities and Risks of the Association Process

A joint event of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and Promote Ukraine


Ten years have elapsed since the European Union entered a new period in its evolution – one of the most complex in the history of European integration. This period started with the 2008-2009 global economic and financial crisis, which caused the Euro area crisis and the Greek debt crisis, and later spread to other, non-economic areas. This gives rise to questions regarding the future of the European Union, its integration association, as well as its impact on the development of the global economy.

Answers to these questions are especially important for Ukraine, given that since 2014 its strategic course of fundamental socio-economic and political transformations has been very closely connected with the European integration idea, and the Association Agreement with the EU has become a key mechanism that determines the pace and directions of Ukrainian reforms.

In addition, recent changes in the Ukrainian political sphere, such as the election of actor Zelenskiy as president or the dissolution of parliament, have raised further questions on the future of Ukraine’s political orientation and strategy.

This event will discuss the impact of current Ukrainian politics, as well as the aftermath of EU parliamentary elections and forthcoming EU strategies on current and future association processes.


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Registration & Light Lunch: 12:00h

Event: 12:30 – 14:00h


Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Avenue Cortenbergh 71 1000 Brussels


Kindly register for this event by 07 June 2019 at *



Thomas Ilka

Director European Dialogue,
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom



Volodymyr Sidenko
Senior Research Fellow, Razumkov Centre


Taras Byk

Government Relations Director, Wooden Horse Strategies


Ulla Hakanen

Team Leader for Ukraine, Eastern Partnership Bilateral Relations, European External Action Service




Dr. Marta Barandiy

Founder, Promote Ukraine & Of Counsel, Asters


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