About this event

In-person attendance is by invitation only. A livestream of the event will be available for viewers online. 

On June 11 and 12, the German government, in partnership with the government of Ukraine, will host the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2024) with the aim of supporting Ukraine’s economic and social recovery from Russia’s war of aggression. 

As the URC draws to a close on June 12, civil society leaders from Kyiv to Washington will convene to recap official proceedings and continue the dialogue, creating an annual tradition out of a precedent started after last year’s URC. Guided by the theme of “reform and resilience,” this event will focus on how Ukraine’s wartime resilience can be bolstered by reforms and awareness in the areas of public administration, anti-corruption, and financial control.

The evening will include refreshments, dinner, music performed by Mariana Sadovska, and networking receptions.


4:00pm: Reception

5:00pm: Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • Lesia Ogryzko, RISE Ukraine

  • Oleksandr Sushko, International Renaissance Foundation 

  • Jean P. Froehly, German Federal Foreign Office 

5:10pm: Civil Society Feedback on the URC 

  • Iryna Bilous, USAID/ENGAGE

  • Mattia Nelles, German-Ukrainian Bureau

  • Anna Novosad, SavEd

  • Natalia Drozd, Dobrochyn 

  • Inna Pidluska, International Renaissance Foundation

  • Christine Toetzke, Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development

  • Davide La Cecilia, the Italian Special Envoy for URC2025

6:05pm: TED Talk: Countering Disinformation About Corruption in Ukraine 

  • Yulia Yesmukhanova, Pro-Integrity

  • Josh Rudolph, German Marshall Fund of the United States

  • Olena Halushka, International Center for Ukrainian Victory

6:30pm: Break

6:45pm: Keynote Remarks

  • Oleksandr Sushko, International Renaissance Foundation 

  • Tobias Lindner, Deputy Foreign Minister, Federal Republic of Germany

6:52pm: Discussion of Ukrainian public administration

  • Olena Chepurna, Chairwoman of the Professional Government Association of Ukraine 

  • Oleksandr Kornienko, First Deputy Chairman, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 

  • Vitalii Koval, Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine 

  • Lisa Yasko, Member of Parliament, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 

  • Ugis Sics, EU4PAR 

  • Olena Vlasova, Head of the PGA 

  • Kostiantyn Lisnychyi, UkraineInvest 

7:30pm: Session on Finding Additional Funding for Ukraine and Means of Financial Control

  • Yurii Romashko, Institute of Analytics and Advocacy

  • Kateryna Ryzhenko, Deputy Executive Director for Legal Affairs, Transparency International Ukraine 

  • Oleksii Movchan, Member of Parliament, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 

8:00pm: Closing Remarks 

  • Heather A. Conley, President, German Marshall Fund of the United States 

8:05pm: Dinner Reception