Regional Perspectives on the War in Ukraine

July 4, 2022
15:00 - 18:00 CEST/CET

International conference organised by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), the Institute of European Integration and Regional Studies at the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University and the Center for the Study of Conflict & Peace at the University of Osnabrück.

Questions after the unjustified attack of the Russian Federation against Ukraine developed from “how could we let this happen” through “what can we do to help” to “when will it end”? As the war is ongoing for almost four months, three institutions from Chernivtsi, Osnabrück and Vienna bring together experts to talk about the situation in Ukraine as well as the implications in the wider Danube Region.  



15:00 CEST / 16:00 EEST Welcome by the organisers

15:15 CEST / 16:15 EEST First Panel: Assessing the dynamics of the war: Military, political & humanitarian situation in Ukraine

  • Anatoliy Kruglashov (Yuriy Fedkovych National University of Chernivtsi) 
  • Nadija Afanasieva (UIIP Kyiv)
  • Nataliya Vinnykova (V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University)

Moderator: Sebastian Schäffer (IDM) 

Followed by open discussion among other invited experts & audience  

16:15 CEST / 17:15 EEST Coffee break

16:30 CEST / 17:30 EEST Second Panel: Assessing consequences & prospects: The war and the wider Danube Region

  • Minna Ålander (SWP Berlin)
  • Andreas Umland (Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs/Kyiv)
  • Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu (IDM/Romanian Centre for Russian Studies at University of Bucharest)  

Moderator: Ulrich Schneckener (University of Osnabrück) 

Followed by open discussion among other invited experts & audience  

17:45 CEST / 18:45 EEST Final Concluding remarks by the organizers

18:00 CEST / 19:00 End of conference


The Conference will be held as a webinar on Zoom and will also be livestreamed on the YouTube Channel IDMVienna.

For participation as well as exchange and discussion with the experts, registration is necessary: