To make a difference: Visit of Ukrainian experts to Budapest

Ukrainian experts will participate in a roundtable discussion “SitRep Ukraine: Tanks, Treaties and Turmoil“ which will take place on 18 June 2015.

Date: 18 June 2015, 10:00 – 12:00

Venue: Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, 1016 Budapes, Bérc u. 13-15

Opening remarks

Opening remarks

  • E.Colleen Bell, Ambassador of the United States to Hungary
  • Levente Benkő, Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary


  • Oleh Rybachuk, Chairman of the CentreUA, Former Prime Minister of Ukraine on European integration
  • Sergiy Solodkyy, First Deputy Director, Institute of World Policy, Kyiv
  • László Póti, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Csaba Törő, Dean, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Faculty of Law

Closing remarks

  • Olena Prystayko, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Office in Brussels
  • Miriam Lexmann, Director of EU Office, International Republican Institute

Mr. Mihajlo Junger, Ukraine’s Chargé d’affaires in Hungary, will take part in the roundtable discussion.


The expert roundtable will be followed by the closed-door meetings with the officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, experts from National University of Public Service, International Centre for Democratic Transition and briefings with journalists. 


The visit is organized by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels in cooperation with the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Budapest), International Republican Institute (Brussels) and with support of the USA Mission to the EU and the International Renaissance Foundation.