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Political Festival of Europe 2022: Women in War - How is the war in Ukraine affecting people?

25.08.22 | Tapahtuma
Meet four women from Ukraine, Russia, the Baltic countries, and Denmark as they talk about how the war in Ukraine is affecting their lives, the lives of their families, their work, and their hopes for the future.


14:00 - 15:00

Political Festival of Europe

Debate meeting

In this debate, we’ll attempt to shed light on the impact of the war in Ukraine on society in general and therefore democracy in our region through the people and, most importantly, we’ll look at how we can restore peace in Europe.

These four women are not the only ones affected by the war. There are millions more like them. The war continues to influence the political landscape in Europe and threatens its stability. If we’re to build more democratic and peaceful societies, it’s vital that we understand the differences and contexts that the individuals from the nations subjected to conflict and the region as a whole both represent and bring to society.

It is important to give voices to individuals to enable them to understand each other better and to identify a way towards a peaceful future.


  • Oksana Nykytyuk, Ukrainian-Danish Youth House, Regional Programme Officer
  • Irina Nielsen, writer and translator
  • Henriette Borg Reinhold, director, Danish Cultural Institute, Saint Petersburg
  • Oksana Didyk, visiting researcher, Copenhagen University


Moderator: Olga Johannesson

Women in War series

A series of documentaries “Women in War” provide a platform for people to tell their stories - where they came from, why they came to the Nordics or Baltics, what brings them together, and, most importantly, what is the impact of war (both long-term and short-term) as well as how we all could live peacefully together. 

A story of a Russian woman in Denmark.