On 6 March, the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiative Foundation held a public discussion entitled “Civil society in 2018: new challenges, new tasks”. The event was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Foundation.
On the 27th of February 2018, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels organised its third Brussels UkraineLab in the European Parliament, within the framework of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee.
On March, 1 in Lviv, a seminar-training “Travel, study and work in Visegrad countries” was held, with the participation of Ukrainian and Czech experts who talked on how to travel to the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia (tourism, study or employment).
On 20 February 2018, the presentation of the publication “The role and place of Ukrainian energy in the world energy processes” was held at the premises of the Ukrainian National News Agency “Ukrinform”.
On 13 February 2018, a roundtable “UN Peacekeeping Mission: Opportunities and Risks for a Safe Peace” was held in Kyiv.
On 12 February 2018, on the third anniversary of the Minsk Agreements, the International Center for Policy Studies held an expert discussion “Conflict in the Donbas in 2018: Neither frozen nor resolved”.
Projections for 2017 and 2018 show a growth of the Russian GDP to 1.7% and 1.8% due to overlapping trade recovery, macroeconomic stability and rising oil prices. Nevertheless, the economic progress of the Russian economy masks many vulnerabilities.
While think tanks certainly benefit from the new digital era to increase their visibility, they encounter new political and information disruptions, like the threat of disinformation or the rise of populism. In this context, they will be able to use the tools brought by the digital era and to counter the challenges it creates.
On January 30, 2018, the book “Words and Wars: Ukraine Facing Kremlin Propaganda” was presented at the UNIAN Information Agency.
On January 29, the presentation of the analytical report “Establishment of the new Supreme Court: key lessons” were held.