It is more important than ever that academic research informs and positively impacts policy. To develop academic research and policy solutions for the crisis in Ukraine, HiCN, NEPS, and UNU-WIDER are seeking papers for a two-day workshop in Helsinki, Finland, in early May.
A full-day academic workshop (tentatively on 8th May) hosted by UNU-WIDER will be followed by a policy event hosted in collaboration with relevant ministries and policy actors in Finland (tentatively on 9th May), which will include a discussion and summary of results. Final dates will be communicated closer to the time.
Specifically, we aim to lay down the foundations for inclusive governance structures and economic reforms necessary to pave the way for the freedom and security of all Ukrainians. Special consideration will be given to new, policy-relevant research on the micro-level impacts of the war against Ukraine. Research on other conflicts with policy relevance to Ukraine’s reconstruction will also be considered. We especially welcome submissions from Ukranian researchers.
The core theme is centered around three topics:
- Refugee return and reintegration
- Livelihood reconstruction and recovery
- Rebuilding the social contract
We are inviting submissions of (preferably) full papers or extended abstracts by 17th March 2023 (23:59 CET) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that limited funding will be available to cover travel and subsistence of selected participants, to be discussed after selection. All participants will be invited to submit their papers to the UNU-WIDER and HiCN Working Paper series.