Event report: discussion and presentation in Budapest

On May 20, Europe without Barriers and the Hungarian Europe Society invited journalists and experts to international workshop entitled “UKRAINE AT TURNING POINT – Debunking Disinformation & Fake News on Ukraine’s Labour Migration​”.

Venue: Ibis Styles Budapest Center (Rákóczi út 58, H-1074 Budapest)

Date: 20 May 2019, Monday 9:00 – 13:00

Language: English (without translation)

During the event a complex guide “Myths and stereotypes about labour migration from Ukraine to V4 countries” was presented and main trends of Ukrainian labour migration were discussed.

Event was attended by over 20 migration and politics exprerts and diplomats, including representatives of German Embassy and Ambassador of Ukraine to Hungary Liubov Nepop.


8.30 – 9.00 Registration and breakfast

9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and introduction

H.E. Liubov Nepop (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Hungary)

István Hegedűs (Chairman, Hungarian Europe Society)

9.30 – 10.00 Ruslan Minich (Analyst, Europe Without Barriers, Kyiv): Ukraine’s Labour Migration: Facts v Public Discourse

10.00 – 10.30 Erik Uszkiewicz (Vice-Chairperson, Hungarian Europe Society): Myths and Stereotypes about Ukrainian Labour Migration in Hungary

10.30 – 10.45 Q&A

10.45 – 11.15 Attila Bartha (Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Corvinus University of Budapest, Associate Professor; member of the Hungarian Europe Society): Beyond Ukrainian Labour Market Migration to Hungary: Economic Rationales and Discursive Patterns of Hungarian Labour Migration Policy

11.15 – 11.45 Maryna Vorotnyuk (Visiting researcher, Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University): Ukraine After the Presidential Elections: What is Next on the Agenda?

11.45 – 12.00 Discussion

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

Photo report

Labour migration: presentation and discussion in Budapest

Event was held in the framework of the project “Promoting evidence-based media coverage of labour migration from Ukraine to V4 countries” that is funded by the International Visegrad Fund and implemented by Europe without Barriers (Ukraine) in the partnership with Nasz Wybor (Poland)Poradna pro Integraci (Czechia)Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (Slovakia) and Hungarian Europe Society (Hungary)

See also:

Guide Myths and facts about Ukrainian labour migration to the Visegrad Group countries (English, PDF)

The guide is also available in the following languages:






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