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Seminar Series: Ukraine Research Talks
14/9 - How has Russia’s war against Ukraine affected institution-building in Ukraine and the EU’s role in it?
Ryhor Nizhnikau, Senior Research Fellow at the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia program at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, shares his latest research.
Since the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and Russia's full-scale invasion in 2022, Western engagement in Ukraine's institution-building has steeply increased. Collaboration with civil society has been recognized as a key factor driving domestic reform efforts. However, progress in institutional reforms has been unsustainable and contradictory. This calls for a reassessment of the sources and drivers of change.
Nizhnikau's research has examined how reforms in anti-corruption, public procurement and privatisation have led to new institutional approaches through strategic partnerships between the EU, the state and non-state actors. The research also highlights factors that counteract reform backlash and the effects of power centralisation after the Russian invasion. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and a joint discussion.
Titel: The War, the EU and the State: A Decade of Institution-Building in Ukraine
Date and time: September 14, 12:00-01:00 PM (CET)
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About the Researcher
Ryhor Nizhnikau is Senior Research Fellow at the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia program at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. He works on Russian and EU policy towards Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, studying the institutional transformations and political developments in the region.