VII National Expert Forum



15 June 2017

Kyiv, Parus business centre, 2 Mechnikova st. (2 floor)


09:15 - 10:00 – Registration of participants and guests of the Forum


10:00 - 10:15 – Opening of the Forum


10:15 - 11:45 – Discussion panel “SUSTAINABILITY OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM”


Questions for discussion:

Reform of the Constitution: path to sustainability or turbulence?

Best architecture for the political system of Ukraine;

Leadership’s agenda for 2017;

Likelihood of early legislative and presidential elections: pros and cons;

Political process locally: major trends;

Decentralisation: point of growth or disintegration?

How to unite Ukrainians around a shared goal?


DISCUSSION PANEL MODERATED BY: Sonya Koshkina, editor in chief at LB.UA


11:45 - 12:10 – Coffee break and informal networking


12:10 - 13:40 – Discussion Panel “ENERGY SECTOR: POINTS OF GROWTH”


Questions for discussion:

Investment attractiveness of Ukraine’s energy sector;

Reforming the energy sector: key to energy security of the State;

International standards in organisation and functioning of energy markets: implementing in Ukraine;

Energy consumption and tariff composition in Ukraine: how to achieve balance of interests between producers and consumers?

Unbundling in the energy sector: new opportunities for growth and investment;

Ukraine’s place in Europe’s energy security.


DISCUSSION PANEL MODERATED BY: Oleksii Leschenko, Vice President of the Gorshenin Institute


13:40 - 14:30 – Break and buffet lunch. Informal networking


14:30 - 15:50 – Discussion Panel “UKRAINE IN THE CHANGING WORLD”


Questions for discussion:

·       European integration through comprehensive reforms: a way to modernise Ukraine and implement European standards;

·       Western and eastern vectors of Ukraine’s foreign policy. Unrevealed opportunities:

·       Will Ukraine be able to remain unchanged in a world that is changing?

-       Impact of changes across Europe on Ukraine’s foreign policy;

-       New political face of Europe. Analysis of favourable and threatening factors for Ukraine;

-       Has united Europe overcome the crisis of centrifugal and isolationist processes (Europe of “different speeds”, Brexit, migration crisis, far left and far right uprising, Russian influence)?

·       The Marshall Plan for Ukraine: how feasible is an implementation of the EPP proposal? Will Ukraine use that chance?

·       Is Ukraine’s experience of internal transformations a competitive strength in a world that is changing at an accelerated pace? How similar experiences were used by other countries: Israel, South Korea, China?


DISCUSSION PANEL MODERATED BY: Gerhard Gnauck, journalist, Die Welt


15:50 - 16:00 – Closing of the VII National Expert Forum. Final address by a Gorshenin Institute representative



Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; Ivanna Klympush-TsyntsadzeVice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine; Iryna Geraschenko, First Vice Speaker of Ukrainian ParliamentHugues Mingarelli, EU Ambassador to Ukraine; Jérôme Vacher, IMF Permanent Representative in Ukraine; Torsten Woellert, European Commission, Support Group for Ukraine, Team Leader Energy & Environment; Matthes Buhbe, Director of FES Ukraine&Belarus; Luc Jacobs, Ambassador of Belgium to Ukraine; Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Director of IRSEM, French Ministry of Defence; Georgiy Logvinskyi, Member ofUkrainian Parliament, Deputy Head of Permanent Delegation to PACE; Roman Opimakh, Executive Director at the Association of Gas Extraction Companies of Ukraine and other politicians, experts, representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions.



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