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On June 8, SCEEUS, together with the Stockholm Institute for Transition Economics (SITE), organized the Stockholm Conference on Private Sector Engagement in Ukraine’s Recovery and Reconstruction, hosted by the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell, in cooperation with the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), and IVA’s Business Executives Council.

The aim of the conference was to make significant progress in identifying the preconditions for robust private sector participation in the reconstruction of Ukraine. Another objective was to promote and advance substantial policy discussion among senior technical experts ahead of the international Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC 2023) in London on 21-22 June. The event concluded with final remarks by Danae Dholakia, the UK Special Envoy for the URC. Key takeaways from the conference can be read here.

Attendees of the conference included representatives of the public and private sectors of Ukraine, most EU member states, and G7, as well as from the EU, international financial institutes, and civil society. The conference was preceded by a welcome reception on June 7, hosted by Jacob Wallenberg, chair of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

To provoke discussion and stimulate thought, five input papers were commissioned to the following external authors ahead of the conference, and can be found below: Timothy Ash of Bluebay Asset Management & Chatham House; Ambassador Kurt Volker; Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff of GMFUS; Christopher Collie; Romina Bandura of CSIS; and Thomas Mahl of SFR-Consulting.

The conference was organized as part of SCEEUS EU Presidency Project, through which SCEEUS has been providing policy input and recommendations to the Swedish EU Presidency of 2023.

Input papers, programme and key takeaways


20230608-SITE-SCEEUS-IVA-SvensktNaringsliv-8June-05-Photo by Dominick Nilsson1Johan Forssell, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade.

sobolev1Oleksii Sobolev, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine for Digital
Development, Digital Transformations and Digitalization.

mathernova1Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for Neighbourhood & Enlargement Negotiations. 

wallenberg1Jacob Wallenberg, Chair of the Board of Investor AB, and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. 

panelPanel 3: Risk Mitigation Tools: Pushing the Agenda Forward

organisersThe event organizers from SITE, SCEEUS and the Swedish MFA.

All photos by SITE.