"Towards a Sustainable Reconstruction of Ukraine: Youth Perspectives from Europe“

The Rebuild Ukraine Ambassadors of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) published their policy paper on the sustainable reconstruction of Ukraine. They presented and discussed their ideas at a launch and discussion event in the European Hourse in Berlin with Michael Roth and Nataliya Pryhornytska, among others.

Despite the ongoing Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, the efforts to rebuild and revive the nation have already begun, with the international community calling for a “new Marshall Plan of the 21st century” to start the reconstruction of Ukraine. At the same time, there are many different ideas on how this “mammoth task” should be approached.

As part of the “Rebuild Ukraine Ambassadors” project of the European Youth Parliament, 20 young Europeans, more than half of whom come from Ukraine themselves, discussed and developed innovative ideas for economic recovery and rapprochement with the European Union, taking into account social and environmental aspects.

On July 5th, they presented the policy paper “Towards a Sustainable Reconstruction of Ukraine: Youth Perspectives from Europe” for the first time at the launch event with Mr Michael Roth, Member of the German Bundestag (SPD) and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee as well as Ms Nataliya Pryhornytska, Co-founder and deputy chairwoman of the Open Platform e.V. / Alliance Ukrainian Organisations. The discussion focused on the following questions:

  • How should the reconstruction of Ukraine succeed?
  • What dimensions need to be considered in the rebuilding process?
  • What is already being done and how can Europeans support this process?
  • What are the main challenges and possible solutions?

At the beginning of the event, the Deputy Ambassador of Ukraine in Germany, Iryna Samchenko, held a welcoming speech and thanked the young ambassadors for their commitment.

For further information about the project and its goals, please visit the EYP website.