Strengthening Ukraine: Sharing knowledge for a sustainable future

Public Conference, Oslo 30 November 12.30 – 17.30

Oslo Metropolitan University, Pilestredet 46, Athene 1 or on Zoom

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine. Russia’s war has brought enormous human suffering, large-scale destruction of places and infrastructure, and massive environmental damage to Ukraine. Several million Ukrainians have had to flee their country, and many of them seek shelter in the Nordic and Baltic states, with uncertain prospects. Although the war is still ongoing, rebuilding of liberated territories and destroyed houses and infrastructure all over Ukraine has commenced. The estimated costs of reconstruction are higher than 2.6 times Ukraine’s entire 2022 GDP. Russia’s warfare has made Ukraine the most mined country in the world, with severe consequences for people’s health, economic activity and the environment. The Nordic and Baltic countries may help Ukraine to emerge stronger from the reconstruction process.

On 30 November 2023, the Nordic-Baltic knowledge-based input network to the rebuilding of Ukraine, HROMADA, invites you to a half-day conference in Oslo on how research may contribute to the strengthening and sustainable development of Ukraine. We aim to kick off a dialogue with decision-makers and business representatives on how the expertise of researchers may contribute to the rebuilding efforts of public and private actors from the Nordic and Baltic states.

Hromada is the Ukrainian word for “community” and the HROMADA network consists of researchers based at universities, research institutions and think tanks in the Baltic and the Nordic countries with specific expertise on Ukraine. HROMADA is supported by NordForsk.

We have invited politicians and decision makers, researchers and experts from Nordic and Baltic countries and Ukraine to discuss topics of the utmost importance for the future of Ukraine – our future. We hope to see you there!

More information can be found under Programme. An updated programme including confirmed speakers is available on the HROMADA website.

Should you have any questions about the conference, please send an e-mail to:

Go to the registration for physical participation.

For online participation, please follow the link provided on the HROMADA website.

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