Panel Discussion: Role of Ukrainian Think Tanks in Time of Russian Aggression

On September 6, Maksym Skrypchenko took part in panel discussion on “What is the Role of Ukrainian Think Tanks in Time of Russian Aggression”, organized by ADASTRA think tank.

Attended by numerous representatives of analytical organizations, they shared their experience of work during the war, highlighted the challenges and opportunities that opened up during Russia’s armed aggression, and discussed the prospects for cooperation between civil society groups and the authorities in the reconstruction of Ukraine.

Mr Skrypchenko noted a positive trend connected to the rise of interest in Ukrainian expertise on various issues, which matches the principle of “Nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine”. This trend breaks the long-lasting tradition of looking at Ukrainian issues from the perspective of professionals specializing mainly on Russia and gives a voice to Ukrainian experts.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian think tanks stood at the forefront of the battle for Ukraine, cooperating with MPs and government officials on a set of questions ranging from security challenges to assurance of international solidarity. The war became both a threat and a big push for many organizations in the NGO field, but we continue our work no matter what, to achieve peace and stability in Ukraine and Europe.

You can find full record of the panel discussion by the link.