How will countries in Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea region, and the Caucasus region handle the opening of their borders and economies? And what lies ahead to go back to a pre-pandemic societal routine? Since vaccination has started across all over the world, it is vital to reflect upon the road map different countries have chosen to open up societies and economies.

Seven think-tanks from Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia, Belarus and Poland, invite you to a webinar to share insights on different strategies implemented in vaccination, opening up the borders and the socioeconomic aspects of reopening. The webinar will be moderated by Anders Olofsgård, Associate Professor and Academic Director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE/ Sweden).

Ask questions directly to distinguished experts from each region:

  • Jesper Roine, Professor at Stockholm School of Economics and Deputy director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE/ Sweden)
  • Iurii Ganychenko, Senior researcher at Kyiv School of Economics (KSE/Ukraine)
  • Lev Lvovskiy, Senior Research Fellow at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC/ Belarus)
  • Michal Myck, Director of the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA/ Poland)
  • Natalya Volchkova, Director of the Centre for Economic and Financial Research at New Economic School (CEFIR at NES/ Russia)
  • Sergejs Gubins, Research Fellow at the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS/ Latvia)
  • Giorgi Papava, Lead Economist at ISET Policy Institute (ISET PI/ Georgia)

The webinar is part of a series of online discussions aiming to provide regional overview updates as well as in-depth analysis of specific topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the webinar on Tuesday 22 June, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm CEST, Stockholm time.

Learn more and register in this link here >>

Dominick Nilsson


Digital communication manager,
Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)