There is still a great demand for knowledge about Ukraine. In 2023 Nordic Ukraine Forum, in cooperation with several partners, organised an annual recurring event focusing on current issues about Ukraine. It was named “Ukraine Vision”. From 2024 our event will be held under the name “Ukrainaforum” (Swedish for Ukraine Forum).


In 2023, Nordic Ukraine Forum, together with several partners, organised the event "UkraineVision 2023: Culture Dialogues" at Kulturhuset. Unfortunately however, the name used last year, “Ukraine Vision” has been registered as a European trademark by one of our previous partners and this name is being used in contact also with our previous partners, but now without any involvement of Nordic Ukraine Forum.


We find this a very unfortunate development as this also has created some confusion among several of our cooperation partners, who have believed that we were still among the organisers of “Ukraine Vision”, which we no longer are. The board of Nordic Ukraine Forum has decided not to start any legal battles over the rights to the name. It is better that we spend our time, energy and money on promoting Ukraine's cause than on legal correspondence and lawyers' fees. While we of course welcome more events about Ukraine's culture, history and society, we would have preferred to not have this confusing situation around the name.


Nordic Ukraine Forum's event, which is our successor to our work with Ukraine Vision 2023, will be held under the name “Ukrainaforum”. Through Ukrainaforum, we want to create a meeting place that provides new perspectives. Future events under the name “Ukraine Vision” are no longer associated with Nordic Ukraine Forum.

See our previous program from February 2023

The theme of the event was Culture Dialogues

Friday

17 February

13.00 – 15.00

Panel discussion

Literature: narrating the unspeakable

Participants: Andriy Lyubka, Mikael Nydahl, Lisa Bjurwald, Madeleine Grive

Moderator: Jonas Mosskin

Friday

17 February

15.15 – 15.45

Video installation | no registration required

"The war by a Ukrainian artist"

By and with: Anton Logov

Friday

17 February
16.00 – 18.00

Panel discussion

Why is Ukraine important for the world?

Participants: Katarina Tracz, Vakhtang Kebuladze, Yulia Yurchuk, Torbjörn Becker

Moderator: Lisa Bjurwald

Saturday

18 February
12.00 – 13.00

Conversation with Ukrainian writer

Розмова з Андрієм Любкою

Participants: Andriy Lyubka

Moderator: Alina Zubkovych

Saturday

18 February
13.15 – 13.45

Video installation | no registration required

"The war by a Ukrainian artist"

By and with: Anton Logov

Saturday

18 February
14.00 – 16.00

Panel discussion

Musicians as ambassadors

Participants: Alfons Karabuda, Alyona Dmukhovska, Gordiy Starukh, Anastasiya Voytyuk,

Susanna Ryden                                  Moderator: Sofia Nyblom

Saturday

18 February
17.00 – 18.00

Concert | no registration required

Music improvisation with bandura and domra

Participants: Lyubomyr Rudenko, bandura; Olga Kovalenko, domra; Iana Kovalova, vocal;

Anastasiya Voytyuk, bandura

Sunday

19 February
12.30 – 14.00

Conversation with Ukrainian artists

Artist's role and personal experiences at wartime

Participants: Alyona Savranenko (Alyona Alyona), Oleksandra Zaritska (Kazka), Gordiy Starukh        Moderator: Mansour Hosseini

Sunday

19 February
15.00 – 17.00

Panel discussion

Theater at wartime

Participants: Maksym Bulgakov, Susanna Dahlberg, Serhii Dorofieiev, Amer Hlehel, Maksym Holenko

Moderator: Josette Bushell-Mingo

Monday

20 February
12.00 – 14.00

Panel discussion

Humor as a weapon

Participants: Özz Nujen, Svitlana Nemonezhyna, Daria Antsybor, Vasyl Baydak

Moderator: Alina Zubkovych

Monday

20 February 14.30 – 17.00

Panel discussion

Supporting Ukrainian culture: artists in exile and institutions in danger

Participants: Amanda Lind, Oleksandr Tkachenko , Susanna Pettersson,Vakhtang Kebuladze, Susanne Thedéen, Anastasiia Cherednychenko    Moderator: Stefan Yngvarsson

Monday

20 February 18.00 – 19.00

Ukrainian stand-up comedy

Стендап із Світланою Немонєжиною і Василем Байдаком

Participants: Svitlana Nemonezhyna, Vasyl Baydak

Participants and speakers - February 2023