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Launch event for publication “In Ukraine, Adrift”

Over the course of 2019, the journalist and author Paul Frigyes went adrift across Ukraine, Europe’s largest, but often least-known, countries. The result is “In Ukraine, Adrift” a report from a nation in search of an identity and a place in Europe. First published in Swedish and in Ukrainian in 2020, the book is now presented to an English-speaking audience.  

The panel discussion celebrating the release of “In Ukraine, Adrift” will pick out and discuss some of the challenges that Paul Frigyes encountered during his journey, such as gender inequality, environmental degradation and corruption. Since the book first was published, Ukraine has been thrown into a deadly pandemic, like the rest of the world, not least in Eastern Europe. We are yet to see an end of the war against Russia in Donbass. In all this, is Ukraine adrift towards the EU? 

The event is organised in cooperation with Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC). It will be live-streamed on the ELF Facebook page from Gothenburg Book Fair in Sweden, on 24 September 202112:30 – 12:50 (CEST).

Speakers include:

  • Paul Frigyes, Author (Sweden) 
  • Olga NemanezhynaHead of Council of Women’s Initiatives (Ukraine) 
  • Maria Nilsson, Member of Parliament, Liberalerna (Sweden) 

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