ToT Proftech - the role of professionals in Ukraine's recovery

FES-Ukraine in cooperation with the NGO "Progresylni" has conducted "ToT Proftech: Training for Teachers of Vocational and Technical Education Institutions", held in Odesa (16-18 June 2023). 

Given the challenges of war and uncertainty, the professionals are the ones to be at the forefront of Ukraine's post-war reconstruction and progressive advancement. Therefore, FES-Ukraine strongly believes that the comprehensive education of teachers and the adequate educational system, adaptable to the...


Women's Leadership and the Challenges of War: Results of an Advocacy Visit to Brussels

Representatives of Ukrainian women's organisations paid an advocacy visit to Brussels. Ukrainian activists met with representatives of the European Commission and the European External Action Service, as well as with members of the European Parliament, Ukrainian diplomats and the Brussels expert community. The study and advocacy visit was organized from 29 May to 2 June 2023 jointly by the Brussels and Kyiv Offices of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). Members of the delegation represented various...


Consequences of the War and the Future Energy System of Ukraine

In Ukraine, the entire energy system was damaged by shelling, and thermal power plants were the most affected. In particular, 19 TPP power units were damaged, four units of thermal power plants were stopped, and eight units of hydroelectric power plants were damaged. In addition, according to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko, as of the end of the last heating season, Ukraine's energy system temporarily lost 75% of wind and more than 20% of solar generation due to Russia’s...


Big Strategy of Small Alliances – Has It Reached Its Momentum for Ukraine?

In the recent years Ukraine was investing its efforts into launching small alliances grouping friendly countries together. They included the four-way cooperation format between the foreign and defense ministers of Ukraine and Türkiye, as well as that of the "Lublin triangle" with Poland and Lithuania and "Associated Trio" with Georgia and Moldova. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine assessed them as successful examples that are developing, gaining weight and bringing Ukraine specific...


Is Ukraine ready for a feminist foreign policy?

Feminist approaches to foreign policy are often associated with only an increase in the number of women among diplomats. However, such a view is superficial and reflects only one out of many aspects of the feminist approach. On a broader level, it struggles against all systemic inequalities in international relations. The main focus is the orientation towards values and the normative approach. The transformative power of diplomacy is highlighted. Is this approach to foreign policy relevant to...


Training for psychologists "Practice of diagnosis, assistance and treatment for PTSD"

On December 8-09, 2022, a two-day training for psychologists "Practice of diagnosis, assistance and treatment for PTSD" was held in Vinnytsia.

Within the framework of the training, a group of psychologists have been trained to work with persons who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a mental state disorder that can develop after a traumatic event. Today, both military and civilians are going through a significant traumatic experience in connection with the military aggression...


The conference "Dual іstudies: successes and problems of the third year of the implementation of the pilot project"

The conference "Dual іstudies: successes and problems of the third year of the implementation of the pilot project in higher and professional pre-higher education of Ukraine" was held in partnership with the Scientific and Methodological Center of Higher and Professional Pre-Higher Education and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on November 23, 2022.

The third year of the experiment on the introduction of a dual form of...


Press conference: "Presentation of the results of the study «Forcefully Displaced Women from Ukraine to European Countries: A New Reality»"

On November 15, 2022, the Ukrinform news agency held a press conference: "Presentation of the results of the study «Forcefully Displaced Women from Ukraine to European Countries: A New Reality»".


The role of women's networks in building peace

From October 31 to November 4, 2022, a group of Ukrainian activists and experts on ensuring the equality of women and men visited Moldova in the framework of the visit "The role of women's networks in building peace".

Participants from different regions of Ukraine, as well as Ukrainian forcefully displaced women [due to the full-scale invasion of Russian Federation], who found shelter in the EU countries, met with representatives of international institutions, analytical centers, public...


"Verhinderung von Diskriminierung von Binnenvertriebenen im Sozial- und Arbeitsbereich unter Kriegsrechtsbedingungen"

Zwischen Januar und Juni 2022 wurden Projektaktivitäten zum Schutz der Rechte und zur Bekämpfung der Diskriminierung von ArbeitnehmerInnen unter den Bedingungen des Kriegsrechts und der während dieser Zeit verabschiedeten außerordentlichen Arbeits-, Steuer- und anderen Gesetzen durchgeführt.

Das Projekt wurde von dem Juristen und Rechtsanalytiker Wolodymyr Kowaltschuk unter der Beteiligung von anderen eingeladenen ExpertInnen durchgeführt. Während der Veranstaltungen  wurden von den...



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