VI National Expert Forum

"Key issues of the year"

12 October, 2016 (Wednesday)

Kyiv's Business Center Sail 2, Mechnikov St2nd floor

09:00 - 10:00 - Registration of participants and guests of the Forum

10:00 - 10:15 - Opening ceremony

10:15 - 11:45 - Panel discussion "DECENTRALIZATION AND THE NATION'S INTEGRITY"

Questions for discussion:

· Building an effective model of governance in decentralization conditions; 

· Ways to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. The role of local communities; 

· Competitive advantages of regions. How effective are Ukrainian regions in using their potential? 

· Decentralization - the wrong way or a real answer to Ukraine's problems? 

· The future of Donbass as part of Ukraine. 

Panel participants:

• Oleh Synyutka, head Lviv Regional state administration (confirmed participation);

• Yuriy Harbuz, head Luhansk Military and Civilian Administration (confirmed participation);

• Roman Bezsnertnyy, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine, Vice Prime-Minister of Ukraine for administrative and territorial reform in 2005 (confirmed participation);

• Ivan Miklos, co-chair group of strategic advisers to the Cabinet of Ministers (confirmed participation).

PANEL MODERATOR: Sonya Koshkina, editor-in-chief Internet portal LB.UA (participation confirmed).

11:45 - 12:00 - Coffee break and informal communication

12:00 - 13:15 - Panel discussion "COMPONENTS OF ENERGY SECURITY"

Questions for discussion:

• The components of the energy security of Ukraine. Own sources of energy, energy efficiency and diversification of supplies;

• The reform of gas and electricity markets in Ukraine;

• International cooperation in reforming Ukraine's energy sector.

• Implementation of the principles and norms of the 2nd and 3rd Energy Packages.

Panel discussion participants:

Maxym Tymchenko, CEO DTEK company (confirmed participation);

• Olha Belkova, MP, deputy head Verkhovna Rada committee for fuel and energy complex, nuclear policy and nuclear security (confirmed participation);

• Karel Hirman, energy counsellor, co-chair group of strategic advisers to the Cabinet of Ministers (confirmed participation);

• Serhiy Chekh, counselor to the minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine (confirmed participation);

• Torsten Woellert, head energy section in the Support Group for Ukraine, European Commission (participation confirmed). 

PANEL MODERATOR: Oleksandr Kharchenko, director the Center for Energy Research (participation confirmed).

13:15 - 14:00 - break and buffet. Communication on the sidelines of the Forum.

14:00 - 15:20 - Panel discussion "UKRAINE IN EUROPE AND THE WORLD"

Questions for discussion:

• How will the upcoming elections in the US, Germany and France influence the situation around Ukraine?

• Prospects for the Minsk process. Is there an alternative to Minsk negotiating format and Minsk agreements?

• NATO - Ukraine cooperation. If not membership, then what?

• Visa-free regime for Ukraine. Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

• Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

Panel discussion participants:

• Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (confirmed participation);

• Ryszard Czarnecki, Vice-President of the European Parliament responsible for Eastern Policy and the Eastern Partnership;

• Isabelle Dumont, Ambassador of France in Ukraine(confirmed participation);

• Juris Poykans, Ambassadorof the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine (confirmed participation);

• Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (Brussels) (confirmed participation);

• Ihor Kohut, Director of the USAID RADA Program (confirmed participation).

PANEL MODERATOR: Dmytro Ostroushko, director of international programs Gorshenin Institute (participation confirmed).

15:20 - 15:30 - closing the VI National Expert Forum. Wrapping up address by Gorshenin Institute to members of the Forum.

The proud general sponsor of the IV National Expert Forum is the company DTEK.

Information partner -

General broadcasting partner – Espresso TV

Exclusive news partners - Channel 24 and Radio 24.

Information partner - RBC-Ukraine.

Registration via the link and by phone 044 230 4962



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