Rebuilding Ukraine: Current estimates predict the rebuilding of Ukraine will cost upwards of 350 billion Euros as of September 2022. Meanwhile, EU officials have spoken out for Ukrainian admission into the EU. In what way should the EU support the rebuilding process and shape future relations with Ukraine after the war?

Submitted by: Isabelle van Hillegersberg (NL), Leah Israel (NL), David Pham (NL), Felix Crawford (Chairperson, NL)

The European Youth Parliament,

  1. Aware of the necessity to rebuild Ukraine through consistent financial support, both during and after the war,
  2. Gravely concerned about the Ukrainian peoples’ wellbeing, specifically regarding mental health issues and risks,
  3. Further concerned about the displacement of the population, and consequent distress or family separation,
  4. Realising that corruption in Ukraine limits the effectiveness of:
    1. financial support programs,
    2. proper, just and effective governance,
    3. general short and long term recovery;
  5. Regretting the challenges Ukrainian civilians face when trying to leave warzones,
  6. Acknowledging the insufficient housing and care for Ukrainian refugees in the EU,
  7. Conscious of the traumatic consequences of the Russo-Ukrainian war, leaving (mental) healthcare facilities understaffed and underequipped,
  8. Recognising the many different and sometimes conflicting beliefs Ukrainian communities hold, 
  9. Stressing the need for a long-term solution for the destruction caused by the Russo- Ukrainian war;
  1. Demands that Member States ban the spreading of any disinformation about the Russo-Ukrainian war on their state-sponsored media outlets;
  2. Suggests all Member States to further inform their citizens through relevant media outlets about the need for shelter and housing for Ukrainians, the real-time situation in Ukraine, the necessity to create a welcoming space for refugees of war, opportunities to financially support Ukraine and its people;
  3. Invites the Council of Europe to establish a Ukraine Recovery Concept (URC), consisting of both short-term and long-term solutions such as:
    1. easing entry restrictions into the EU for Ukrainians fleeing the war,
    2. more accessible and safer housing in the EU for refugees of war,
    3. governmental support for Mental Health Europe to assist in reducing the risks and effects of mental health problems for Ukrainians,
    4. clear and simple national legislation regarding citizenship and residence permits for Ukrainian refugees,
    5. the provision of long-term schooling opportunities for Ukrainian children;
  4. Calls for the establishment of a council to provide a centralised way of giving structural and monetary support to Ukraine, consisting of representatives from the NATO, the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the Security Council of the United Nations, the G-7, and the European Commission;
  5. Hopes that the Ukrainian government will further work on:
    1. promoting democracy,
    2. the deradicalisation of pro-Russian separatists and other extremists,
    3. the fight against corruption through further investments in their National Anti-Corruption Bureau,
    4. legislation that prevents democratic backsliding or corruption,
    5. meeting the other requirements necessary to join the EU;
  6. Underlines the importance of the reconstruction of Ukraine, specifically focussing on the infrastructure and transportation in Ukraine;
  7. Expresses its hope that Member States will work together with, and utilise the support of the Council established in OC 4;
  8. Encourages all European countries to discuss the possibility for more humanitarian corridors, utilising the Red Cross, EEAS and RescEU.