Needs and Challenges of Ukrainian NGOs Working with (Internal) Migrants. A Study Presentation

Despite the low attention to migration issues, Ukraine is increasingly involved in global migration processes. Managing them is a complex and less priority public policy issue. Therefore, the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) is particularly important, which can respond more flexibly to challenges and be carriers of institutional memory in the field of migration. In some cases, they perform the functions of the state, for example, taking care of Ukrainian citizens abroad or providing integration support to refugees and seekers of protection, in others — quickly mobilize resources and respond to crisis situations or monitor compliance with the rights of mobile groups at the level of legislation.

Contributions by

  • Dr. Oleksandra Slobodian: analyst and researcher at Cedos think tank, a lecturer of labor economics at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla academy and short-term consultant of IOM Ukraine.
  • Prof. Oksana Mikheieva: professor of the Sociology Department Ukrainian Catholic University Lviv/DAAD Guest researcher at the European-University Viadrina

Moderation: Dr. Susann Worschech (Frankfurt/Oder)

Date: May 4, 2021

Time: 4:30 PM Europe/Berlin

Frankfurt (Oder), Online