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Ukraine's European Future: Prospects and Possibilities

27 February 2024, 8:30 am–10:30 am

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The Centre for European Reform and the European Institute are convening a hybrid discussion on Ukraine's European future.

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Invitation Only




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The discussion will consider the following questions:

  • What does Ukraine have to do to get ready for EU membership?
  • Is a peace deal with Russia a precondition for Ukraine's accession? And what does the EU have to do to get ready for Ukraine's membership?
  • What are the biggest obstacles to Ukraine's membership of the EU? And will membership of the EU guarantee Ukraine's security, or does it also need to join NATO?
  • Does the EU accession process itself need to be rethought, for example to allow Ukraine to join parts of the single market when it has aligned with EU rules in particular sectors? And what role, if any, can institutions like the European Political Community play in fostering Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration?


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UCL European Institute 

The European Institute is UCL's hub for research, engagement and teaching on Europe, across disciplines. We foster an environment where work on Europe can flourish, aiming to maximise its reach and relevance - internally and externally. 


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Centre for European Reform

The Centre for European Reform is an award winning independent think-tank devoted to making the EU work better, and strengthening its role in the world. We are pro-European but not uncritical.


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About the Speakers

Ian Bond

Deputy Director at Centre for European Reform

Maryna Iaroshevych

European Integration Programme Director at The Foreign Policy Council "Ukrainian Prism"

Anna Jarosz-Friis

Director, Ukraine Service, DG NEAR at European Commission

Andrew Wilson

Professor of Ukrainian Studies at School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University College London