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Strengthening Ukraine: Sharing knowledge for a sustainable future

Welcome to a half-day conference in Oslo on how research may contribute to the strengthening and sustainable development of Ukraine.

To attend the conference at OsloMet, please register here (

If you only wish to attend digitally, please register here (

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine. Russia’s war has brought enormous human suffering, large-scale destruction of places and infrastructure, and massive environmental damage to Ukraine. Several million Ukrainians have had to flee their country, and many of them seek shelter in the Nordic and Baltic states, with uncertain prospects.

Although the war is still ongoing, rebuilding of liberated territories and destroyed houses and infrastructure all over Ukraine has commenced. The estimated costs of reconstruction are higher than 2.6 times Ukraine’s entire 2022 GDP.

Russia’s warfare has made Ukraine the most mined country in the world, with severe consequences for people’s health, economic activity and the environment. The Nordic and Baltic countries may help Ukraine to emerge stronger from the reconstruction process.

About the conference

The Nordic-Baltic knowledge-based input network to the rebuilding of Ukraine, HROMADA, invites you to a half-day conference in Oslo on how research may contribute to the strengthening and sustainable development of Ukraine.

We aim to kick off a dialogue with decision-makers and business representatives on how the expertise of researchers may contribute to the rebuilding efforts of public and private actors from the Nordic and Baltic states.

Hromada is the Ukrainian word for “community” and the HROMADA network consists of researchers based at universities, research institutions and think tanks in the Baltic and the Nordic countries with specific expertise on Ukraine. HROMADA is supported by NordForsk.

We have invited politicians and decision makers, researchers and experts from Nordic and Baltic countries and Ukraine to discuss topics of the utmost importance for the future of Ukraine – our future.

The conference will be held in English.

For full programme and confirmed speakers, see the HROMADA webpage about the conference (

We hope to see you there!

  • 30. November

    • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
    • 12:30-13:30 Welcome and introductory speeches
    • 13:45-14:45 Panel I: Building Back Better: How Nordic and Baltic countries can support Ukraine’s sustainable rebuilding
    • 15:05-16:05 Panel II: Ukrainian refugees in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Integration dilemmas
    • 16:25-17:25 Panel III: War crimes. How securing justice for Ukraine contributes to the rebuilding process
    • 17:30 End of the conference
    • 19:00 Conference Dinner

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