GURN – Strengthening networks between think tanks in Ukraine and Germany

In 2019–2020 the “German Ukrainian Researchers Network” (GURN) was organised to increase the cooperation of think tanks in Ukraine and Germany, strengthen policy analysis in Ukraine and enable a transfer of knowledge. The project was launched by the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in Berlin and its project partners, research institutions and civil society organisations in Ukraine. Together they set up a series of events called the “Breakfast Debates”, which bring together experts from Ukraine and Germany in either Berlin (since 2017) or Kyiv (since 2020) to discuss topics of relevance for bilateral relations and Ukrainian or German domestic politics respectively. GURN promoted skills in academic writing and policy analysis with the GURN Methods School, support for three research projects in Ukraine and launched the Podcast “UkraineMEMO”