RSSP Workshop | Ukraine: Geopolitical Realities And Regional Development Perspectives, May 20 – 21, 2022 | hybrid

2022-05-20 - 2022-05-21

Ukraine: Geopolitical Realities And Regional Development Perspectives

RSSP-RSAI Workshop, May 20 – 21, 2022 | hybrid

This workshop is organized within EURINT conference with the support of Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP) and Regional Science Association International (RSAI)


Gabriela Carmen Pascariu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania); Oksana Holovko-Havrysheva (Ivan Franko National University, Ukraine); Oksana Krayevska (Ivan Franko National University, Ukraine).


Ukraine became independent in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Like any country in the post-Soviet area it started to develop its own foreign policy, to conduct structural reforms to foster its economic development and it transformed to the key actor for ensuring internationally security, stability and prosperity. After the Euromaidan (2013) and the Revolution of Dignity (2013-2014), Ukrainian society clearly defined the main directions of its foreign policy leading to the incorporation of the European aspirations in the Constitution of Ukraine in 2019.

However, independence and the development of Ukraine became challenged by internal difficulties and geopolitical consequences.

By addressing the internal developments in the country and geopolitical context from an inter/multi/transdisciplinary perspective, this workshop addresses the new political, economic and societal transformations in Ukraine aimed at increasing stability, security and sustainable development inside the country and on the European continent in post war world. Ukraine is trying to overcome different challenges caused by the geopolitical situation, geographical position and economic development, which cause many difficulties for achieving positive outcomes in economic and societal transformation processes internally and externally, especially in the cooperation with neighbouring countries.

However, these challenges could create new opportunity windows for deep and comprehensive internal transformations leading to the modernisation of all spheres of socio-economic and political life in postwar perspective. These new opportunities cover such areas, but are not limited to good governance, strengthening democracy and capacities of political institutions, supporting regional development, ensuring resilience while reaching the sustainable development goals, european perspectives.

It aims, therefore, to bring together papers on theoretical and empirical research results on Ukraine from the multidisciplinary perspectives of economy, governance, institutions, culture/identity/history, international relations, European integration, human security, political science, society and democracy, or environmental issues and how to connect them with the sustainable development and regional development.

The topics proposed for debate are the following:

  • Historical Analysis of Evolving Political Geographies and Geoeconomics;
  • Actors, Institutions and Commitments: General Characteristics of the International Cooperation Practices of Ukraine;  
  • War/Conflict in Ukraine: Looking for Multidisciplinary Solutions and Overcoming Challenges; 
  • Content Analysis of Media on the Conflict in Ukraine;
  • Economic Development and Striving for Competitive Advantages on Global and Regional Markets;
  • Going Digital: Ukrainian Perspectives on Digitalization of Public and Private Life;
  • Ukrainian migration: economic, social and legal perspectives;
  • Social Development and Spatial Integration in Ukraine;
  • Regional Development in Ukraine: Internal and External Dimensions;
  • Ukraine in the Baltic-Black Sea Region;
  • Walls or Links of European Design;
  • Ensuring Security, Stability and Resilience: Ukrainian and Global Perspectives;
  • Tackling Environmental Issues: EU Green Deal and Combating Environmental Degradation;
  • Transformation of Public Governance in Ukraine: Lost between European Perspectives and Soviet Legacy; 
  • Improving Energy Security in Ukraine for Boosting Economic Development and Stability;
  • Ensuring Rule of Law in Ukraine: Trends, Achievements and Difficulties;
  • EU and Ukraine: Challenge to Integrate;
  • Boosting Innovations in Ukraine: The Role of Education, Research and Development policies;
  • Overcoming COVID-19 in Ukraine: Reforming Public Health Sector.

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  • From 2022-05-20 to 2022-05-21

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