At the meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart Lilija Hrynewytsch on 12 July in Berlin, Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka pledged support to Ukraine, noting that this historical period of upheaval in Ukraine also offers a variety of opportunities. Furthermore, on 13 July 2016, the 11th meeting for scientific and technological cooperation between the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MES) took place in Berlin-Adlershof. The aim of the “Action Plan Ukraine” of the Federal Government is to support Ukraine’s political and economic stabilisation.
In this context the BMBF is funding a number of activities to strengthen the reform efforts of the MES quickly but also sustainably, with priority measures aimed at supporting structural changes in Ukraine such as evaluation procedures of the National Academy of Sciences and strengthening the German-Ukrainian jurisprudential dialogue. In total 78 applications were submitted to a recent joint German-Ukrainian call.