Department of Public Policy Hosts Workshop on Reconstruction of Ukraine, Part of GLO Global Conference 2022

On December 1, Central European University’s (CEU) Department of Public Policy (DPP) in collaboration with the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the Centre for Economic Policy will host a workshop on the Reconstruction of Ukraine as a part of the GLO Global Conference 2022. Participating speakers and workshop leads in the areas of healthcare, education, labor market, business environment and EU enlargement can be viewed here.

The destruction and death toll that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has inflicted on the country is immense, however, one day, the war will be over. To offer Ukraine a positive prospect of effective, encompassing, and inclusive reconstruction that will not only recreate the status quo ante but will enable the country to upgrade for better, a salient roadmap is needed.

One of the first contributions to this effort was the CEPR blueprint on the reconstruction of Ukraine. Following up on this effort, the CEPR has put together a group of scientists around the world, with two lead authors on each chapter – one from the EU and one from Ukraine– to provide a salient blueprint for the reconstruction from Day 1. CEU and GLO have contributed several experts to this endeavor and the workshop on the reconstruction of Ukraine covering several chapters broadly related to labor issues. 

Organizing from CEU is Professor Martin Kahanec, Head of DPP. Earlier this fall, Kahanec presented at the CEPR Workshop for the Reconstruction of Ukraine Report on September 15-16, 2022. His contribution tackled the questions of reforming Ukrainian education and the role of education in the reconstruction of Ukraine in the aftermath of the Russian invasion.

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