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Addressing the Covid-19 Pandemic in Eastern Europe

The FREE Network is delighted to invite you to a webinar to share insights and knowledge about how countries around the Baltic Sea, in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus have fared in the Covid-19 pandemic.


  • πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Jesper Roine, Professor at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE / Sweden)
  • πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Sergejs Gubins, Research Fellow at the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS / Latvia)
  • πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Natalia Volchkova, Director of the Centre for Economic and Financial Research at New Economic School (CEFIR@NES / Russia)
  • πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ͺ Yaroslava V. Babych, Academic Director at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET / Georgia)
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Tymofiy Mylovanov, President at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE / Ukraine)
  • πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ύ Lev Lvovskiy, Senior Research Fellow at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC / Belarus)
  • πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Michal Myck, Director of the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA / Poland)



  • TorbjΓΆrn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE / Sweden)


The webinar opens a series of online discussions aiming to provide a regional overview, updates as well as in-depth analysis of specific topics related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Follow-up webinars will focus on such topics as regional differentiation within countries, effects on the environment, the gender dimension of the pandemic, and the analytical aspects of Covid-19 statistics.

Date: Thursday, May 28th, 15.00-16:30 CET

Location: Zoom webinar, link to be provided for registered participants 

RSVP: The number of participants for the webinar is limited, therefore we invite to register as soon as possible, but no later than May 25, 23:59 CET. 

Registration link: Please click here to register.


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