Nordic Ukraine Advocacy Summit 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden

During June 11-12th, 2023, Nordic Ukraine Forum hosted the first Nordic Ukraine Advocacy Summit in Stockholm, bringing together Ukrainian advocacy actors in the Nordic countries and Ukraine.

The primary objective of the Summit was to bring together civil society actors in the Nordics advocating for Ukraine's interests, in order to facilitate introductions, share plans for the near future, establish connections, and discuss opportunities for cooperation. In particular, participants learned about the work being done by Ukrainian advocacy organizations in other countries, discussed best practices and challenges, and brainstormed ideas for future cooperation.

Many of the Summit's participants also joined as speakers during our Sunday demonstration in support of Ukraine, condemning the crime of ecocide that resulted from russia’s attack against the Nova Kakhovka dam. In addition, the participants of the Summit visited the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and ForumCiv.

The event was organized in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Nordic Countries Project and Stockholm Free World Forum (Frivärld). The event was also attended by the representative of the Embassy of Ukraine in Sweden.

Organizations that participated in the summit 2023 included:

  • Den ukrainske forening i Norge, Oslo, Norway

  • Ecoaction Centre for Environmental Initiatives, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • International Centre for Ukrainian Victory (ICUV), Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Kalyna - Finland Ukraina Ostrobotniia Kalyna rf Vörå, Finland

  • Nordic Ukraine Forum, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Paws of Peace, Stockholm, Sweden

  • UAnimals, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Ukrainalaisten Yhdistys Suomessa ry, Helsinki, Finland

  • UKRAINETT (Bergen branch), Bergen, Norway

  • Ukrainian Action in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

  • Ukrainian Dialogues, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Ukrainian Security and Collaboration Center (USCC), Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Ukrainska Föreningen Östergötland, Linköping, Sweden,

    The subsequent Nordic Ukraine Advocacy Summit 2024 took place in June 2024 in Helsinki, Finland, and was jointly organized by Nordic Ukraine Forum and Ukrainian Association in Finland (Ukrainalaisten Yhdistys Suomessa ry).

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