A Democratic Roadmap for Ukraine

September 27, 2022

Since February, debates about international responses to the Ukraine war have naturally focused on very immediate imperatives – supplies of weaponry, sanctions on Russia, emergency relief, the adjustment of energy policies. As these continue to be of paramount importance, issues related to the medium and longer term are also coming into view, not least because of events on the ground.

As the international community begins lifting its collective gaze to this horizon, a sequenced roadmap is needed to guide support for Ukraine. Ministers, officials and civil society representatives reflected on this challenge at the Forum 2000 recently in Prague. They stressed that issues tightly related to democracy should constitute a unifying thread for such a roadmap. 

This short contribution, in cooperation with European Democracy Hub at Carnegie Europe, explores a selection of democracy-related priorities from among the large number of issues that future support to Ukraine will need to encompass.