European Forum: „Ukraine in Times of War“

Ukraine in Times of War: Refugees, Special Protection Needs and Cooperation Across Borders

Dates: Monday, 16th (10:00 CEST) – Tuesday, 17th of October 2023 (13:00 CEST)

Location: Centrum Konferencyjne Zielna, Zielna 37, 00-108 Warsaw, Poland

75 years after the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, millions of refugees encounter enormous challenges in Europe: the Russian war against Ukraine, shrinking spaces for civil society actors and discriminatory policies against refugees. The forum aims at standing behind refugee survivors of torture, war, and persecution, and at strengthening human rights defenders and civil society actors supporting refugees in need of special protection. It creates spaces for transnational networking, mutual support and knowledge exchange.

This solution-oriented and empowering format is directed at practitioners across Europe working in the field of psychosocial support, human rights, health care, and related fields and in particular with refugees in and from Ukraine. The forum will consist of a combination of keynotes, discussions, and interactive workshops addressing the following questions: How can we continue our work? Where do we have to respond? How can we provide adequate support for refugees in and from Ukraine?

Simultaneous translation in English and Ukrainian will be provided throughout the conference.

Programm schedule: Ukraine in Times of War (pdf)

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Further remarks:

We have limited additional funds to create the possibility for practitioners and psychosocial centres with a very small budget to apply for a travel allowance until the 24th of September. As the budget is limited, please consider carefully if this applies to you. Kindly indicate your precise needs in the registration process via Eveeno. We will get back to you regarding available options via email. We will check each request individually. For questions please contact us at

For participants we have organised a limited call-in contingent of hotel rooms for the nights from 15th to 17th of October at the hotel Metropol, located in ul. Marszałkowska 99a. The price range is between 420 PLN (single room) and 470 PLN (twin room) including breakfast. The booking and preferential rates/discount are valid until the 25th of September 2023. By this date guests can make their booking using the password „BAfF conference”. After the above mentioned date the availability of the hotel rooms and offered rates are not guaranteed. The booking request should be made directly at the Reservation Department of the hotel:

E-mail: or phone: +48 22 31 82 888 4.