Changes in Ukrainian foreign policy since February 2022 and perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe

February 24, 2023
19:00 - 20:30 CEST/CET

One year on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the war still rages. The recent decision taken by Germany, the United States and other NATO member states to send tanks to Ukraine indicates that we are entering a new phase in the conflict. 

With this in mind, the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) is hosting a roundtable of experts on Ukraine to discuss the role of Ukraine in the region and changes in the foreign policy of Ukraine since the invasion. 

The roundtable is also a chance to reflect on February’s Ukraine-EU summit as well as to mark the publication of the book “Ukraine in Central and Eastern Europe: Kyiv’s Foreign Affairs and the International Relations of the Post-Communist Region”. In attendance are some of the book’s contributors, who will offer their insights into Ukraine’s role in Central and Eastern Europe.  



19.00 – Welcome address 

Pavlo Klimkin, Co-Founder of the Centre for National Resilience and Development; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine  (tbc) 

Harald Stranzl, Ambassador/National Coordinator EUSDR, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria and member of the IDM board 



Federica Mangiameli, Stream Manager for Defense and Security, GLOBSEC  

Sebastian Schäffer, Managing Director, IDM  

Andreas Umland, Analyst, Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS)  

Moderation:     Melanie Jaindl, Research Associate, IDM


To join us in person, please send an e-mail to 👉

If you cannot join us in person, you can also watch the roundtable discussion online on ZOOM (Register here!) or our YouTube channel: