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Preserving and Developing Ukraine’s Democracy: What are the Current and the Future Challenges of Democratic Transformation?


The event is aimed to consolidate the efforts of civil society, the Parliament, the Government and international partners to ensure a sustainable process of implementing democratic reforms in Ukraine.


21 September

On September 21, the Reanimation Package of Reforms Coalition in cooperation with Democracy Reporting International and the Center of Policy and Legal Reform will organize an online conference: “Preserving and Developing Ukraine’s Democracy: What are the Current and the Future Challenges of Democratic Transformation? ”.

The event is aimed to consolidate the efforts of civil society, the Parliament, the Government and international partners to ensure a sustainable process of implementing democratic reforms in Ukraine.

Discussion topics:

  1. What is the current state of democracy in Ukraine? Should democratic reforms be introduced during the war?
  2. What threats to democracy could be expected after the war?
  3. How will European integration affect democratic development?
  4. Sustainability of Ukraine’s democratic transformations: how should international partners continue to provide support?

Time of the event: 16:00 – 19:00 (Kyiv)

Platform: Zoom.

Registration: via link.

AGENDA

16:00 – 17:30 Panel Discussion: Justice, Constitutionalism and Governance

Invited discussants:

  • Oleksandr Kornienko, First Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine (TBC)
  • Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, Member of Parliament, First Deputy Head of the Parliament Committee on Anti-Corruption Policy (TBC)
  • Office of the President of Ukraine Representative (TBD)
  • Ihor Koliushko, Chair of the Board, Centre of Policy and Legal Reform
  • Yuliia Kyrychenko, Co-Chairwoman of the RPR Coalition Board
  • Halyna Chyzhyk, expert at the Anti-Corruption Action Center 

Moderator: Michael Meyer-Resende, Executive Director of Democracy Reporting International

17:45 – 19:00 Panel Discussion: Media, Political Parties and Electoral Reforms 

Invited discussants:

  • Alina Zahoruiko, Member of Parliament, First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament Committee on State Building, Local Governance, Regional and Urban Development (TBC)
  • Iryna Konstankevych, Member of Parliament, Member of the Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy (TBC)
  • Office of the President of Ukraine Representative (TBD)
  • Michael Meyer-Resende, Executive Director of Democracy Reporting International
  • Olga Aivazovska, Chairman of the Board at Civil Network OPORA (TBC)
  • Representative of the Institute of Mass Information
  • Ihor Rozkladai, Deputy Director, Chief Expert on Media Law at the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law (TBC)

Moderator: Andrii Kulakov, Programme Director, the Internews-Ukraine (TBC)

The conference is organized by DRI Ukraine, the Center of Policy and Legal Reform within the USAID Rada: Next Generation Program and the Reanimation Package of Reforms Coalition. The discussion paper on the results of the event will be prepared for further elaboration and advocacy.



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