Presentation of the survey
11 June 2021, 11.00 – 12.30 Kyiv time (10.00 – 11.30 CET)
Poland and Ukraine are linked not only by 535 kilometres of a common border but also by a long and sometimes painful common history. In recent years, the two countries have been increasingly connected by the unprecedented economic migration of Ukrainians to Poland, which has largely reshaped the interactions between Poles and Ukrainians.
The opinion-polls based research, conducted by the Representations of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine and Poland, Foreign Policy Council Ukrainian Prism and the College of Eastern Europe in Wroclaw (New Eastern Europe magazine) revealed that mutual perceptions, stereotyping and associations have been marked by this new migration wave, as well as by the developments in bilateral political relations, the security situation in the region and recent memory wars.
The Representations of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine and Poland, Foreign Policy Council Ukrainian Prism and the College of Eastern Europe in Wroclaw cordially invite you to the presentation and debate about mutual perceptions of Poles and Ukrainians. On June 11, 2021, at 11.00 Kyiv time (10.00 CET), we are going to present and discuss the results of the social opinion polls, which were conducted in parallel both in Ukraine and Poland in December 2020.
What do Poles and Ukrainians know about each other today? How do they imagine each other and their respective countries? How do they perceive relations between their countries? How exactly do they interact with each other? In which areas do they see opportunities for or limitations of cooperation?
To find answers to these questions, you are invited to the online event:
Know Thy Neighbor as Thyself:
Mutual Perceptions of Ukrainians and Poles Revisited
The presentation and discussion will occur on June 11 2021, 11.00 Kyiv time/ 10.00 CET via Zoom
Please register via LINK
Marcel Röthig, Resident Representative of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova
Ernst Hillebrand, Resident Representative of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in the Republic of Poland
Nadiia Koval, head of research and analytics at the Ukrainian Institute, formerly head of Central and Western European studies at Foreign Policy Council Ukrainian Prism (2015-2020)
Laurynas Vaičiūnas, Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe in Wroclaw
Mykola Ryabchuk, poet, translator, prose writer and essayist, the president of Ukrainian PEN-center and a senior research fellow at the Institute of Political and Nationalities’ Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Andrzej Szeptycki, political scientist, lecturer at the Faculty of political science and international studies, University of Warsaw
Moderator: Susan Stewart, head of Research Division (a.i.), Eastern Europe and Eurasia Division, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
The project is jointly implemented by the Representations of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine and Poland, Foreign Policy Council Ukrainian Prism and the Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe in Wroclaw.
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