Regional Perspectives on the war in Ukraine / Conference


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 brought together experts to discuss the war  in Ukraine as well as its implications for the wider Danube Region.  



Welcome by the organisers

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  

Coffee break

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  

Final Concluding remarks by the organizers

End of conference