12:00 - 13:00
FEPS HQ, Brussels
‘Europe and the war in Ukraine’ book launch

In order to give you access to our events, FEPS processes your personal data together with any other organiser of this event mentioned in the description of the event and in accordance with 'FEPS’ data protection policy.

More than one year and a half after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, when emotional fatigue and disengagement may start showing up, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) invites you to get stimulus for an informed debate about Ukraine’s future in Europe.

Watch here the roundtable that took place with the editors and some of the authors of the book ‘Europe and the war in Ukraine. From Russian aggression to a new Eastern policy’. 

This book provides more than just an in-depth analysis. It is one of the first attempts to put the pieces of a comprehensive mosaic together.

The Russian aggression against Ukraine in February 2022 shook the world and caused immense suffering and destruction in the invaded country. Our ambition with the book ‘Europe and the war in Ukraineis to track these developments concerning the key aspects of the war from a European perspective.

Chapters cover the background of Russian aggression, the role of the US, China and BRICS, the impact on the Ukrainian economy, society and politics, and sectoral questions like military capacities, gas and grain markets, media, as well as reconstruction.

Beyond the causes and consequences of the war, we explore how Europe, and more specifically, the EU, perform in the conflict, which will determine the future of our continent in many ways.

Find here the pictures of the event

'Europe and the war in Ukraine' book launch


Welcome remarks by FEPS Secretary General and co-editor of the book, László Andor.

Introduction of the book by authors:

  • André Gerrits is a Professor of International Studies and Global Politics at Leiden University
  • Jack Thompson is a Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Amsterdam
  • Ireneusz Bil is the Chairman of the Amicus Europae Foundation
  • Andriy Korniychuk is FEPS Policy Analyst on International Relations

Questions and answers with the audience
Closing remarks by FEPS Vice-President and co-editor of the book, Uwe Optenhögel.

Moderator Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Director for Research and Training.

Related events
London, UK (Hybrid)

Ukraine’s (post)war economy

Sustainability, international relations, and EU integration
Related publications

Europe and the war in Ukraine

From Russian aggression to a new Eastern policy
Find all related publications

A European feminist foreign policy?

The need for a progressive and transformative approach

The European Political Community

Informality as a key to success

Progressive ideas to make international trade successful for all


Progressive Yearbook 2024

Looking back to look ahead
Find all related events
Vienna, Austria (Expert meeting)

A new global deal to advance and implement the SDGs

Towards the Summit and Pact of the Future
Brussels, Belgium

Towards a global pact for a better future for people and the planet

Navigating through the poly-crisis
04 - 06/03/2024
Abuja, Nigeria

The Africa we want and the United Nations we need

Africa Summit of the Future Dialogue
Find all related news

FEPS President on Euronews talk-show ‘Brussels, my love?’

NATO extension, Portuguese elections, far-right and gender equality were the topics of the debate

FEPS at the ‘Africa Summit of the Future Dialogue’ in Abuja, Nigeria


FEPS mission to Brazil


FEPS President mission to China

Maria Joao Rodrigues participates in the ‘2023 Understanding China Conference’
Find all related in the media
In the media

FEPS President on Euronews talk-show ‘Brussels, my love?’

by Euronews 16/03/2024
FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues discusses NATO expansions and elections in Russia and Portugal on Euronews talk-show ‘Brussels, my love?‘

What are Hungary’s conditions for lifting its Ukraine Facility veto?

by Euractiv 12/01/2024
In this episode, Evi Kiorri asks Andriy Korniychuk, policy analyst and expert on Ukraine matters at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies: what are Viktor Orbán's conditions, and why is Hungary considering changing its position?

Une réforme de l’UE qui intéressera forcément les Suisses

by Le Temps 24/11/2023
'EU reform bound to be of interest to the Swiss', an opinion piece in Le Temps on EU Treaties changes by Maria João Rodrigues, FEPS President, Guillaume Klossa, Director of think tank EuropaNova and Daniela Schwarzer, Executive board member Bertelsmann Stiftung

« Le moment est venu de lancer un débat sur la réforme de l’Union européenne »

by Le Monde 22/11/2023
'The time has come to launch a debate on the reform of the European Union', an opinion piece in Le Monde on Eu Treaties changes by Maria João Rodrigues, FEPS President, Guillaume Klossa, Director of think tank EuropaNova and Daniela Schwarzer, Executive board member Bertelsmann Stiftung