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16 august 2019

22 August. Press conference “Ukraine gained its independence 28 years ago. Where are we now? Where are we going?”

On 22 August 2019, the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform (CPLR), in cooperation with the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (IKDIF), will hold a press conference in Kyiv on “Ukraine gained its independence 28 years ago. Where are we now? Where are we going?”

During the event, the experts will touch upon a number of issues based on the results of an opinion poll conducted on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine by IKDIF. The poll was conducted at the request of CPLR in the framework of the EU-funded project “Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Facilitating Democratic Reforms and Increasing Accountability, Responsibility, and Quality of Government”.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Ukraine is 28 years old. How do Ukrainians view independence? Do they miss the Soviet Union?
  • How have we changed? What moves us forward and what hampers progress?
  • Economy: where are we now? Why are we lagging behind our western neighbors? How can we get ahead?
  • Politics: where are we now? How can we make responsible citizens out of Ukrainians?
  • European integration: where are we now? Are we slowing down? Are we getting together to move forward?
  • Ukraine after the election: challenges, opportunities, dangers.

Media representatives are welcome

What?

Press conference “Ukraine gained its independence 28 years ago. Where are we now? Where are we going?”

Where?

Ukraine crisis media center, 2 Khreshchatyk street, Kyiv

When?

August 22, 11:00 to 12:30

Speakers:

  • Iryna Bekeshkina, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sociology, NAS of Ukraine, Director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation
  • Bogdan Bondarenko, Expert at the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform
  • Hlib Vyshlinsky, Executive Director at Centre for Economic Strategy
  • Olexiy Haran, Head of Research at the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Professor at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Yuriy Makarov, journalist, publicist
  • Volodymyr Ohryzko, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Head of the Centre for Russian Studies
  • Viktor Pynzenyk, former Minister of Finance of Ukraine (TBC)
  • Svitlana Khutka, Ph.D, expert at the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology

The event will be held in Ukrainian.

Media accreditation is possible through this link. For more information, please contact Mariana Doboni via doboni@pravo.org.ua or at 066 335 8283.

 

Background Information: The two-year EU-funded project “Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Facilitating Democratic Reforms and Increasing Accountability, Responsibility, and Quality of Government” lasts from October 1, 2017 until September 30 2019. Its goal is to raise awareness among experts, the public and media about reforms in the judicial and constitutional sector, the fight against corruption, criminal justice, etc. The project implementer, the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform, has already held various separate events to inform society about the selection of judges to the Constitutional Court, the state funding of parties, the activities of anti-corruption bodies, the reform of the Supreme Court