Division of the world and Ukraine’s influence

The decision to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate for the EU membership is a crucial event for our country, and the evidence of transformations in globalisation. The war in Ukraine essentially defined two historical eras "before" and "after". For Ukraine, the war basically ended the country’s existence in the post-Soviet "family of friendly nations" and gave a chance for a civilized future, although the path to it will be extremely difficult. For European countries and institutions, Russian aggression turned out to be a “perfect storm” that explained the European community the need for updates in the world and European security systems, the international division of labour, global energy supplies and value chains for a peaceful future of humanity.

Vasyl Yurchyshyn

Director, Economic Programmes

Born in 1955 in Kamyanets-Podilskyi.


T. Shevchenko Kyiv State University, Department of Cybernetics (1977).

Institute of Public Administration and Local Government at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (1994).

Professor in Public Administration. Author of nearly 100 scientific works.


In 1977–1993, worked at the Kyiv University as an engineer, research fellow and senior research fellow;

1994–1999 — head economic researcher at the International Centre for Policy Studies, Fund for Banking and Finance Development;

1999–2004 — Assistant Professor, Department of Economic Policy of the Ukrainian (currently, National) Academy of Public Administration, office of the President of Ukraine;

1999–2004 — Research Director at the Agency of Humanitarian Technologies, later — Agency for Social Analysis;

2002–2003 — advisor to the Minister of Economy of Ukraine;

since April, 2004 — Professor, Department of Economic Policy of the National Academy of Public Administration, office of the President of Ukraine;

since June, 2005 — Economic Programmes Director at Razumkov Centre.

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