“CULTURAL POLICY IN UKRAINE: FROM SOVIET HERITAGE TO EUROPEAN FUTURE”
Most of Ukrainians nowadays talk about changes in the country considering on the first place reforms in economy, social policy and legal sphere. But building new society without cultural paradigm change is impossible. Crisis and war were caused not least of all by absence of serious-minded and purposeful development of culture of Ukraine as a country during all years of independence. Participants of the discussion in Cherkasy gave consideration to the current condition of cultural policy and development strategy of Ukrainian culture.
In the event took part: Olexandr Butsenko – director of Ukrainian cultural studies center, Valentyna Demian – doctus secretary of Ukrainian cultural studies center, Irena Karpa – Ukrainian writer, singer, journalist, TV presenter, Serhiy Proskurnya – art director of Cherkasy dramatic theater n.a.Taras Shevchenko, stage manager, producer, Olexiy Vlasov – director of the Office of cultural affairs in Cherkasy regional administration, Vladyslav Chabanuk – historian, film maker, director of Statehistorical-cultural reserve “Trypilska culture” from Legedzine village of Talnivsky region in Cherkasy oblast.
Videos of the discussion you can watch by link: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/62484585
Detail about event you can red here.
Internationales Forum "Quo vadis Krim?"
Seit der Annexion der Krim durch die Russische Föderation haben die Bewohner der Halbinsel mit immensen Schwierigkeiten zu kämpfen. Zusammen mit Vertretern aus Zivilgesellschaft, Wissenschaft, Kultur, Politik und Medien aus der Krim, der Ukraine, Russland und Deutschland wurden auf dem Krim-Forum Strategien diskutiert, wie mit dem derzeitigen ambivalenten Status Quo der Halbinsel umgegangen werden soll. Das Forum fand in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Nationalrat des krimtatarischen Volkes Milli Medschlis, der krimtatarischen Initiative "Qırımlı", der UNHCR, OSZE, der Stiftung Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung sowie der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, der Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker, der Föderalistischen Union Europäischer Volksgruppen, der Plattform „Deutsch-Krimtatarischer Dialog“ und den "Kiewer Gesprächen" statt.
Im Anschluss an das Forum fandet um 19h30 ein Auftritt der Band Marinita (Charkiv) / Präsentation „Erkämpfte Heimat“ im großen Saal des "Familienzentrums Adalbertsstraße", Adalbertstraße 23b / Nähe Bethaniendamm
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Energy independence is our common goal
Energy independence of Ukraine is a strategic issue, the settling of which has to become one of the factors of country’s successful development. The Kiev Dialogue Team joined the ecological organizations’ initiative «Energy independence is our common goal» and conducted within the framework of informational tour the panel discussion, devoted to the problems of energy efficiency and energy saving.
Experts discussed processes that take place in the sphere of energy efficiency and energy saving in Ukraine and in Cherkasy region, in particular, the content and quality of reforms in the energy sphere; existing possibilities to use public and municipal funds for buildings’ thermal modernization; the availability of energy saving technologies for ordinary citizens, the prospects of adaptation to bicyclists’ needs in Cherkasy, etc.
The participants of the discussion have also received concrete advices regarding the prudent and far-sighted use of resources, what everyone can do for this purpose.
More details about the contents of discussion here.
Video from information tour can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0PzkFCvrco .
POLICE VS MILITIA: How does Ukraine seize the chance of reform?
After the Revolution of Dignity Ukraine has inherited the system of law enforcement bodies, which the citizens are completely dissatisfied with, for the reason of their non-transparency, corruption and excessive militarization, the community has no influence upon the priorities in militia’s work, upon appointing and dismissing of employees. So, the reform of law enforcement bodies, militia in particular, attracts the special attention of the Ukrainians.
In course of discussion the experts – law enforcement officers, human rights defenders and public activists – have discussed questions, affecting every citizen:
Has the actual reform of law enforcement system started and what is its substance? What will law enforcement officers and ordinary citizens get as a result of reform implementation? How does militia view the possibility of Ministry of Internal Affairs’ (further – MIA) system reforming? In what way can the society assist in reforming?
Here one may get to know in more detail about the discussion’ content and experts’ viewpoints.
European foreign policy and the situation in the east of Ukraine
On the 10th of April Kiev Dialogue held an expert discussion on the topic “European foreign policy and the situation in the east of Ukraine“. Honorary Consul of Austria in Odessa provided assistance in organizing this discussion.
The panelists discussed the changes in European foreign policy due to the changes in the situation in Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Hanna Shelest, Curator in Odessa Region of Ukrainian Peacebuilding School, Gerhard Sailler, Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and Thomas Row, Professor of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, expressed their opinion on the matter of involvement of Europe in the conflict in the east of Ukraine.
Among the participants of the discussion were students of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and members of Odessa Diplomatic Club. The working language was English.
The discussion was moderated by Maryna Pluzhnyk-Gladyr, Co-founder of Impact Hub Odessa.