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CfA: "Reforms in Ukraine 2014-2020: Change (Ir)Reversible? Training for Future Policy Analysts"

The Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) is organising this summer school, which will take place from 16th to 31st August 2021. The application deadline is 5th July.


In 2014, the newly formed Ukrainian government committed itself to conducting an array of unprecedentedly ambitious reforms, such as decentralization, the reform of public administration and reform of the judiciary. Given the reforms’ scale, intertwined nature and extensive support by Western actors, they can be regarded as an attempt to fully “reload” the state. Six years after, such a “reload” shows controversial results.

What have been the substance of the key reforms, conducted since 2014? Where does each reform field stand now? What shall be done to preserve the progress, already achieved, and move further? How shall the West frame its support to Ukraine? What are the best methodologies to analyze policies and reforms? How does one summarize the findings in a policy brief? How to think critically and identify “fake news”? Which lessons can other East European countries learn from the Ukrainian case? These are the key content questions the Summer School “Reforms in Ukraine 2014-2020: Change (IR)Reversible? Training for Future Policy Analysts” engages with.

Through several thematic blocs the participants will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge about the contemporary political, legal and socio-economic developments in Ukraine
  • Learn how to analyse policies and translate the analysis’ results into high-quality analytical products (policy briefs, reports, memos)
  • Deepen their critical thinking skills in the context of public policy analysis
  • Get to know basic Ukrainian and key Ukrainian cultural sights and traditions

The School can be conducted either on-site or virtually, dependent on the COVID-19 situation.

Those interested in the summer school should apply for a DAAD Go East scholarship and send a motivation letter (minimum one page) and a CV in a form of a table to Dr. Maryna Rabinovych (mrabinovych@kse.org.ua). The application deadline is 5th July 2021.

For further information (e.g. the detailed preliminary programme) please take a glance at the attached document or visit the site of the summer school.