What is the role of the EU in matters of migration and return of Ukrainian citizens? And how can Sweden and the EU assist in the reconstruction of a war-torn Ukraine?
In a shaky security policy situation in the EU’s immediate area, the need to be able to enforce joint decisions based on past experience and future forecasts is becoming more urgent. In January next year Sweden will take over as chairman of the EU’s Council of Ministers and will thus accompany the EU in dealing with the challenges resulting from Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.
Against this background, the Expert Group for Studies in Public Finance (ESO), the Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA), and the Delegation for Migration Studies (Delmi) are organizing a seminar on the EU’s joint management of issues linked to the war in Ukraine.
The seminar will touch on questions about how many Ukrainians may continue to leave Ukraine and stay in Sweden and the EU, as well as what this may mean for the EU’s joint handling of migrants in need of protection. Integration and return are other issues that will be touched upon. Further questions concern reconstruction and thus the role of the EU and Sweden in enabling Ukraine to rebuild the country in the future with aid and other support.
Olle Hammar, PhD in Economics, reasearcher at The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Anna Lindblad, deputy chief justice Swedish Migration Agency
Anders Olofsgård, deputy director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, and associate professor at the Stockholm School of Economics
Bernd Parusel, PhD in Political Science, The Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies
Maria Perrotta Berlin, Assistant Professor Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics
Daniel Tarschys, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Senior Advicer of the European Studies Institute. Former Secretary General Council of Europe
Cecilia Thorfinn, Head of communication, The European Commission’s representation in Sweden
Tobias Thyberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine
Moderator: Alice Petrén, journalist and former correspondent
Follow the seminar live on our YouTube channel. A recording of the seminar will also be available afterwards on this page.