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04/28/2022 - 04/28/2022 | Europe

Bridges to Ukraine

Together with leading experts from Ukraine as well as other European countries, the aim is to raise awareness of the current situation in Ukraine by looking at the emerging humanitarian crisis from a demographic perspective. Furthermore, it will be discussed how the academic and political world can support researchers in Ukraine - and what possibilities there are to maintain scientific cooperation now and in the future.


The Demography of Ukraine and the Challenges of War and Humanitarian Crisis

Ad-hoc High-Level Expert Meeting (online via Webex)
Thursday, 28th April 2022, 14:00-16:00 CET / 15:00-17:00 EET


Dr. Andreas Edel
Executive Secretary of Population Europe and Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Berlin, Germany

Panel 1: The Demographic Situation in Ukraine
Moderator: Dr. Brienna Perelli-Harris
Professor of Demography at the University of Southampton

Dr. Nataliia Levchuk
Senior Researcher at the Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

Dr. Yuliya Hilevych
Assistant Professor at the Department of Economic and Social History of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Panel 2: The Migration Crisis Inside and Outside of Ukraine
Moderator: Dr. Jakub Bijak
Joint Head of Department of Social Statistics and Demography and Professor of Statistical Demography at the University of Southampton

Dr. Oleksiy Poznyak
Head of the Department of Migration Studies at the Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

Dr. Marie McAuliffe
Head of the Migration Research Division, International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland

Panel 3: Building Bridges Anew - How the Academic and Policy World can Support Ukrainian Research
Moderator: Dr. Sebastian Klüsener
Research Director for Demographic Change and Longevity at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany

Dr. Wilhelm Krull
Founding Director of The New Institute and former General Secretary of VolkswagenStiftung, Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Ella Libanova
Director of the Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies and Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

Dr. Volodymyr I. Paniotto
General Director of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology and Professor at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Rūta Žarnauskaitė
European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Head of the Unit Horizon Europe Association, Brussels

Information on participating / attending:
To register for the workshop, send an email to, dial-in details will be sent well in advance.


04/28/2022 14:00 - 04/28/2022 16:00

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Journalists, Scientists and scholars



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Cultural sciences, Politics, Social studies

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Seminar / workshop / discussion




Dr. Christian Fiedler



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