The protection and integration of Ukrainian refugees, 9 months on: how well is it going?
The EESC's Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) held a public hearing to discuss the state of play regarding the hosting of Ukrainian refugees in the EU, nine months after the war began. The event brought together representatives from international and European institutions, think tanks and civil society organisations in order to hear different perspectives.
Russia's war in Ukraine has reverberated from Finland to Greece, with countries bordering Ukraine hosting the majority of refugees. More than 76% of local and regional authorities have been at the frontline welcoming and hosting the first wave of refugees, said Giuseppe Varacalli, member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR).