Photo: Oxford University Ukrainian Society (c) 2008

“EU-Ukraine: Members or Neighbours” conference

14 June 2008

On June 14th the Oxford University Ukrainian Society in partnership with the British-Ukrainian Society, the Cambridge University Ukrainian Society and with the sponsorship of the St Antony’s College, hosted the first annual plenary session on EU-Ukraine related research.

The title of the conference “EU-Ukraine: Members or Neighbours” aimed to promote a constructive dialogue between students, scholars and practitioners on the complex topic of the ongoing and ever changing relationship between the European Union and Ukraine.

The conference hosted senior scholars such as Dr Gwendolyn Sasse (University of Oxford), Dr David Lane (University of Cambridge) and Dr Marco Bojcun (London Metropolitan University) and graduate students from all over the EU.

Richard Spring MP of the British Ukrainian Society made opening remarks and the Oxford University Ukrainian Society organised the event and led the discussion.

The second session of this year’s conference will take place at the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” in Ukraine on the 14th November 2008.




The Oxford University Ukrainian Society was established in 2004. The Society unites students and alumni of the University of Oxford who take part in the economic and social development of Ukraine. The Society undertakes several projects in Ukraine including “Oxford Volunteers for Chornobyl”, analytical and educational programmes.




The Cambridge University Ukrainian Society is the official association of Ukrainians, that are doing their studies or research at the University of Cambridge. The Society also brings together all those outside academia who are interested in Ukraine and by the virtue of destiny reside in Cambridgeshire area.



St Antony’s College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Founded in 1950 as the result of the gift of French merchant Sir Antonin Besse of Aden, St Antony’s specialises in international relations, economics, politics, and area studies relative to Europe, Russia, former Soviet states, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, China, and South and South East Asia.