What is the state of Ukrainian civil society today – on a national and regional level?

On July 7, 2021, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy and International Renaissance Foundation, is organising an online public webinar “What is the state of Ukrainian civil society today – on a national and regional level?”.

Civil society is at the forefront of pro-democratic reforms in Ukraine, which sit at the heart of EU integration efforts. This event will reflect on this civil society work in the context of recent political developments, with a focus on both national and regional aspects. Speakers will share findings from recent polls on civil society’s views on its current role and those of the general public. The event will reflect on the gains made by civil society, despite ongoing challenges, and how the situation has changed in recent years. Speakers will reflect on conditions that make their work possible and on ongoing difficulties. They will note how these challenges have evolved and how activists have adapted. In particular, they will provide some examples of success and will make suggestions for how the EU and others can help support civil society’s reform efforts.



  • Petro Burkovskyy, Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation
  • Andriy Bychenko, Razumkov Centre
  • Ivan Podolian, Promolod
  • Adriana Susak, Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement


  • Olena Carbou, Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

Date: July 7, 2021

Time: 11:00-12:00 CET

Platform: ZOOM


We kindly ask you to register in English by July 6, 2021.


Webinar Instructions:

Please connect to the event 5 minutes prior (10:55) to allow time for technical assistance and troubleshooting.

Translation will be provided during the event.

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The Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels (UTTLOB) is a non-profit organisation that unites leading Ukrainian think tanks, whose unique mission is to ensure the democratic transition of Ukraine by accelerating reforms and advancing its European integration.

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is an independent, grant-making organisation, established in 2013 by the European Union (EU) and EU member states as an autonomous International Trust Fund to foster democracy in the European Neighbourhood (Eastern Partnership – EaP – and the Middle East and North Africa – MENA), the Western Balkans, Turkey and beyond.

The International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) was founded by the philanthropist George Soros in 1990. It is one of the largest Ukrainian charitable foundations and is part of the Open Society Foundations international network. The IRF’s mission is to develop an open society in Ukraine based on democratic values.