The NAUCS and the German Marshall Fund of the United States will work together to rebuild Ukraine's human capital. Today, the Head of the NAUCS Nataliia Aliushyna held a working meeting with Markus Ziener, Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).
They discussed the prospects for rebuilding human capital in Ukraine by creating favorable conditions and incentives for the return of forced migrants from abroad. In particular, from Germany and Poland.
According to the latest Eurostat data, there are almost 4.2 million people in the EU who have fled the war in Ukraine. The largest number of refugees is hosted by three EU countries: Germany (1,175,695 people; 28% of the total number of Ukrainian refugees in Europe), Poland (960,550; 23%) and the Czech Republic (365,085; 9%).
During the meeting, the Head of the NAUCS Nataliia Aliushyna noted that according to the results of the regular quarterly monitoring of the number of civil servants as of September 30, 2023, the number of civil servants who have gone abroad since February 24, 2022 and are there as of the end of the reporting period is 1,977. This is 1.2% of the actual number of working civil servants. Of these, 1,832 are women and 145 are men. Or, 330 are category B and 1,647 are category C.
For comparison, at the end of 2022, this figure was 2.5 times higher: the number of civil servants who went abroad with the outbreak of war, as of December 31, 2022, amounted to 4,355 people (2.6% of the actual number of working civil servants).
As a result of the meeting, the parties identified the main steps for further cooperation in rebuilding Ukraine's human capital. In particular, by creating conditions and effective ways for Ukrainians to return home.
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The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting cooperation and understanding between America and Europe. It was founded in 1972 on the initiative of Willy Brandt, who served as Chancellor of Germany, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the US Marshall Plan. The Fund strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. The Fund's experts research and analyze transatlantic and global issues, provide exchange opportunities for emerging American and European leaders, and support initiatives to strengthen democracy. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw.