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Forum PULSE OF UKRAINE Press announcement

PULSE OF UKRAINE Forum will take place in Kyiv on June 21-22, 2019, at 10:00. Motto 2019 – “Our Cities, Our Future”.

The Forum’s objective, at a time when Europe is haunted by an uncertain future and rising illiberalism, is to bring together, connect and inspire young leaders and innovators, “idea-preneurs”, to strengthen their potential to build, defend and advance democratic societies.

The conference participants consist of young politicians, senior experts, grassroots activists, civic leaders, journalists, and entrepreneurs from Ukraine and abroad as well as donors, diplomats and representatives of international organisations and delegations to Ukraine.

Speakers: Marianne de Bie, Peter Bishop, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Rafał Dutkiewicz, Juliana Kerr, Edward Luce, Jaanika Merilo, Yuriy Nazarov, Ilya Ponomarev, Wolfgang Teubner and others.

Moderators: Niamh King, Quentin Peel

Forum 2019 Specific Topics:

  1. Keynote debate: Populism and the challenge to liberal democracy
  2. Putting politics into practice: Global city planning in the 21st Century
  3. Culture, Heritage, Identity and Integration
  4. Smart investment: Jobs, Growth and Sustainable Development
  5. An Agenda for the Next Generation

Questions to be answered:

  1. How do we ensure that growth in cities is inclusive, not divisive?
  2. How can we balance safety and security, on the one side, with civil liberties, on the other?
  3. How should we address tensions between national, regional and city governments?
  4. How do we curb corruption and promote transparency?
  5. How will the next generation use new tools and smart investment to solve old issues?

Working Languages: English, Ukrainian

The Pulse of Ukraine is a yearly forum organised within the framework of the Democracy Study Centre (DSC), a project founded by the German-Polish-Ukrainian Society (GPUS) and implemented in cooperation with the European-Ukrainian Youth Policy Centre with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

Venue: Conference Hall, Our Kids Centre, 28B Pavla Tychyny prosp., Kyiv

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