Call for Applications

Ukrainomics – Enhance the Economic Debate in Ukraine!

#Ukrainomics

Polis180 and the Ukrainian think tank Vox Ukraine (Kyiv) are pleased to announce a call for applications for participation in the project

„Ukrainomics“ – Enhance the Economic Debate in Ukraine! 

Comprising a meeting in Kyiv (18-20.10.18), a study tour to Berlin (7-11.11.2018) and a workshop in Kyiv (28.11-01.12.18).

The Revolution of Dignity and the War in Donbass have become a catalyst for serious transformations in society. However, Ukraine stil lacks an intensive public discussion of the shortcomings and benefits of the proposed reformist course and its possible alternative options. An evidence-based analysis and an in-depth debate about different options for economic and social policy will improve the quality of economic decisions in Ukraine and have a positive impact on the welfare of millions of Ukrainians. And it is crucial in terms of involving the population in the process of reform. 

The idea of the project is to explain different economic views and concepts to the Ukrainian public and to involve representatives of academic and civil society, as well as the public, in their discussion. Within the framework of a study tour to Berlin and a workshop in Kyiv, we strive to look at the key problems of the Ukrainian economy from different perspectives, reasonably considering all the pros and cons of specific decisions. And also we would like to promote citizens‘ opportunities to forming and expressing their opinions on different matters related to the reforms.

Read more about the project here.

Who can apply?

We invite young economists (or graduates of neighbouring fields, e.g. sociology, politics, law), experts, economic/civil society activists and public servants from Ukraine to take part in a study trip to Berlin. You will have the opportunity to explore the German transformational experience and meet representatives of various organizations with very diverse perspectives on the economy. After the study tour, participants will produce short video clips (under instruction from media professionals) that reveal different concepts and views on important and controversial economic issues. English is the working language of the project, but videos will be produced in Ukrainian with English subtitles. 

How to apply?

  • Please fill in the online form: goo.gl/forms/8EfCV5IwAT9yQYal2
  • The application deadline is 12 October 2018
  • For more information on the application process, please contact Ewa Dąbrowska, ewa.dabrowska@polis180.org or Yulia Mincheva, y.mincheva@voxukraine.org

Project term

01 September – 31 December 2018

Our supporters

The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office in the framework of the programme “Expanding Cooperation with Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia”.

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