“Ukraine has a unique opportunity to become an example of post-war reconstruction,” — Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Imagining a fully-fledged world without a restored, economically stable, and socially developed Ukraine is impossible. 

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Chair of the Committee of Verkhovna Rada on Ukraine’s integration into the European Union, joined the panel discussion ‘Rebuilding Ukraine’ during the Aspen-GMF Bucharest Forum 2023. The Aspen Institute Romania and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) organized the event. The Aspen Institute Kyiv participated as an international partner of the event.

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze expressed gratitude to the partners for supporting Ukraine. According to her, there is political will and a shared vision for the future restoration of Ukraine in EU countries. 

“We are doing much to rebuild our state today thanks to our international partners’ economic, humanitarian, and financial support. But the challenge of post-war reconstruction is a unique opportunity for Ukraine and the world, as our country can become an example in this process”.

In her speech, the Chair of the Committee of Verkhovna Rada on Ukraine’s integration into the European Union emphasized the internal transformations in Ukraine, paying particular attention to the changes necessary for European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Regarding reconstruction, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze emphasized the importance of involving civil society and non-governmental organizations in decision-making. “Centralization has proven to be ineffective. We must strive to build horizontal connections, not centralized ones.”

You can watch the recording of the panel discussion in which Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze participated at the following link:

Oleksandr Sienkevych, Mayor of Mykolaiv, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Senior Lecturer, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Hannah Hopko, Chair of the Board & Founder, Act.Navigate.Transform.Shape (ANTS), Tymofiy Mylovanov, President, Kyiv School of Economics, also attended the forum.