The key to reforms: single strategy, vibrant civil society, modern thinking & common work


9.12.2014, Paris, Conference “The Challenge of Reforming Ukraine” organized by the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels in cooperation with SciencesPo/ (CERI) with support of the U.S. Mission to the EU, European Endowment for Democracy and International Renaissance Foundation.

Paris 2Yevhen Bystrytsky, Executive Director, International Renaissance Foundation, Charlotte Sammelin, Member of Support Group for Ukraine, European Commission, Oleksandr Sushko, Scientific Director, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Ihor Koliushko, Head of the Board, Centre for Political and Legal Reforms and of Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels and Boris Najman, Associate Professor, University of Paris XII spoke at the conference. Marie Mendras, SciencesPo / Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CERI), was moderating, Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director of the European Endowment for Democracy and Olena Prystayko, Executive Director of Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels greeted the participants.

The speakers gave a full account of the current situation in Ukraine and described the next steps needed on the path of reforms. 100 people took part in the conference – researches, representatives of the diplomatic missions to France, journalists, civic activists and students.

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