RESCUU Work Package 3

In this work package, through two workshops, project partners will facilitate the cooperation of Ukrainian researchers with their counterparts at European project-partner universities (and possibly other BUP-member universities) and expand their capabilities in achieving Agenda 2030 goals. To improve their research methodology and to design proposals for joint projects, the Ukrainian researchers will do short-term internships at Swedish or Polish universities. We plant that an important outcome of this work package will be joint scientific publications and reports for presentation at the BUP Symposium 2024.

Parts of the Work Package

  • WP 3.1. Research Networking Workshops
  • WP 3.2. Internship of Ukrainian researchers at Swedish or Polish Universities
  • WP 3.3. Workshop “Research Cooperation Against Consequences of the War”

WP 3.1 Research Networking Workshops

Ukrainian colleagues need support in research methods as well as introducing the topics into educational programs as more specialists will be needed after the end of the war.

The aim of this work package is to help Ukrainian researchers working with ecological damage, environmental restoration, and post-disaster recovery of Ukraine  to find new contacts for strengthening partnerships and cooperation in the region and neighbouring countries. The WP is coordinated by the Department of Environmental Studies at National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.

On 13 June 2023 the research networking workshop took place online. Around 20 researchers from Ukraine, Sweden and Poland worked in groups presenting their research in two streams: 

  1. Ecosystems:  Assessment of the ecological damage and monitoring the selected pilot damaged sites; Development of substantiation of remedial measures: ecosystems clean up and remediation to an ecologically safe state 
  2. Cities and Economy: Post disaster green urban recovery: debris management, regional development, circularity, strategic environmental assessment, etc.; Post disaster green economy recovery: green investment, circularity, green public procurement, etc. 

Some of the presentations are available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jTC53Ay0o39Efn5TpJTI1UpGanWVIG1B

As a follow-up, the project team decided to organise a second networking workshop on 29 September. The first session was dedicated to the update of the ongoing research on assessing the consequences the Russian military aggression on Ukraine’s environment. The second session was in the form of a networking event.

The workshop focused on assessing the consequences of the destruction caused by the Russian Federation after the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam. The workshop delved into three main research themes: impact assessment, remediation, and monetary evaluation of damage. The event commenced with three keynote interventions, followed by contributions from participants.

Last modified: 2023-11-22