UF Uppsala

Published March 11, 2024
March 21
17:30 – 18:45
Brusewitz Hall – Gamla Torget
Doors close at 17.30 – first come, first served! 

Join us in welcoming Ambassador Andrii Plakhotniuk, Director of The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Eva Hagwall and Dr Ian Anthony to discuss future consequences of arms proliferation within the region and how to build civil society resistance to strengthen European security (more information below).

Ukraine has requested and received a wide array of arms and ammunition from Sweden, and further EU-countries, to strengthen and support their resistance and defense. What is further needed? How could arms proliferation affect the region and civil society resistance, as third party sales could increase in the aftermath of the war? What aspects are to be considered when reasoning about the future of the conflict and how should the Ukrainian government, civil society and Swedish defence ministry act upon them? These are some of the topics the discussion will delve into, which will be followed by questions from the audience. 


Membership in UF Uppsala or AROS is required. Become a member for FREE here.

AROS (Akademiska Reservofficerssällskapet i Uppsala) is a student association that gathers all Uppsala University students who have served in the Swedish Armed Forces in one way or another. The core of AROS’ activities is to organize social gatherings that blend military and student traditions.


Join us in welcoming

Ambassador Andrii Plakhotniuk

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Sweden Andrii Plakhotniuk has previously served as Director General of the Directorate for Countering Russian Threats in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and holds extensive diplomatic experience.

Dr. Ian Anthony

was the previous Director of SIPRI’s European Security Programme, and has expertise on arms control, disarmament, nuclear security, export control and threat. He has numerous publishings that explore and investigate the topics above within the region, and further issues such as environmental accountability, justice and reconstruction.

Director of FMV Eva Hagwall

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration’s work includes export support and they are the coordination office for the European Defense Fund. Director Eva Hagwall has previously worked within the Ministry of Finance and with issues related to civil society crisis preparedness.