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Ukraine's Accession to the EU: Next Steps

Date & Time

Feb. 1, 2024
10:00am – 11:00am ET


Online Only


On December 14, 2023, the European Council made an historic decision to open membership negotiations with Ukraine. What preceded it was a long, arduous, and often uneven effort of Ukraine's people and its government to chart the country's path toward Euro-Atlantic integration, a path that Russia refused to accept. Indeed, Ukraine's European choice is at the crux of Russia's war against Ukraine and has been both galvanized and complicated by it. The road ahead toward Ukraine's full membership in the European Union is likely equally long and arduous. 

Global Europe Program is delighted for the opportunity to discuss the path Ukraine covered on the road to EU, as well as what lies ahead, with Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, a Ukrainian politician and civil society leader who made an extraordinary contribution toward Ukraine's European integration.

This event is part of the Wilson Center's Ukraine in Europe initiative. 

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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program is focused on Europe’s capabilities, and how it engages on critical global issues.  We investigate European approaches to critical global issues. We examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our initiatives include “Ukraine in Europe” – an examination of what it will take to make Ukraine’s European future a reality.  But we also examine the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE, Europe’s energy security, transatlantic trade disputes, and challenges to democracy. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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