9th German breakfast in Kyiv
17 December 2021, 17:59

On December 16, 2021, the New Europe Centre held the Ninth German breakfast on the topic «How to improve the perception of Ukraine in Germany?» The event was organized in partnership with the European Policy Institute (Berlin).

More information about the project «German Ukrainian Researchers Network» (GURN) – here

In an off-the-record confidential atmosphere, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, expert community and the invited German speakers discussed how Ukraine is perceived in Germany and how it`s perception can be improved.

The invited speakers of the event were:

  • Karoline Gil, Co-Chair, Regional Forum at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Deputy Head of the «Dialogue» department, Institute of International Relations (Berlin);
  • Lyudmila Melnyk, Reseach Fellow, Institute of European Policy (Berlin);

The New Europe Center was represented by the director Alyona Getmanchuk and the First deputy director Sergiy Solodkyy.

The following issues were discussed at the event:

  • How can the development of Ukrainian style in Germany be promoted?
  • How to strengthen Ukrainian institutions and expert communities dealing with the perception of Ukraine in Germany?
  • Assistance in the development of civil relations by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany;
  • Discussion of the research data of the “New Europe” Center “How Ukraine is perceived in the EU”: 47% of Germans support the integration of Ukraine into the EU, etc.;
  • The role of the diaspora in bilateral relations.

Full photo report from the event is available – here.


“German breakfasts” is a unique format that takes place in Kyiv regularly. This is a continuation of the “Ukrainian Breakfasts” series, which has been organized by the Institute of European Policy in Berlin since 2017. The German Breakfasts initiative was launched to discuss the views of German experts and decision-makers on events in Ukraine and Germany, and to establish a professional dialogue between experts from both countries.


The event is part of the German Ukrainian Researchers Network (GURN) project. GURN aims to create a German-Ukrainian expert network, strengthen expertise in policy analysis and promote joint research projects. GURN is initiated by the Institute of European Policy (Berlin) in close cooperation with the Ilko Kucheriv Foundation for Democratic Initiatives (Kyiv), the Think Twice UA think tank (Kyiv), the New Europe Center (Kyiv), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.

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