Reforms are inevitable: Ukrainian government has all the prerequisites for success

On the 16 December 2014 in Brussels, Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels in cooperation with the Democracy Reporting International and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv organized conference “From Revolution to Reform: key priorities and next steps for Ukraine”. 

The event was supported by the U.S. Mission to the EU, the European Endowment for Democracy, the International “Renaissance” Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The conference took place on the second day after the first meeting of the Association Council between the European Union and Ukraine within the framework of the Association Agreement. The participants had a chance to discuss the latest events in the EU-Ukraine relations, share their opinion about the reform process and identify prerequisites for the successful reforms in all sectors.

Ambassador Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, Christopher Fitzgerald, Minister Counsellor for Public Affairs, the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Peter Balas, Head of the Support Group for Ukraine, European Commission, Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director, European Endowment for Democracy, and Michael Meyer-Resende, Executive Director of Democracy Reporting International were invited for the opening remarks.

Distinguished Ukrainian experts, activists, member of the Verkhovna Rada, spoke at the two sessions of the conference. The event attracted around 50 people – EU officials, representatives of the diplomatic missions, international organizations and analytical centres of Brussels.

 Full report