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Disc.: How #Ukraine Decentralizes @IRF_Ukraine @GIZ_GmbH @UkraineOffice, Kyiv 29.9.16 16:00


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“How Ukraine Decentralizes: An English-Language Experts Panel on the Course and Future of the Ukrainian Decentralization Reform”

Time: 29 September 2016, Thursday, 16:00-19:00
Venue: Conference room of the International Renaissance Foundation, 46 Sichovych Striltsiv Street, Kyiv, Ukraine. http://www.irf.ua/contacts/administration/

The International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (IEAC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are delighted to invite you to their first specialist discussion, within a new workshop series under the title “Decentralization Experts Platform” (DEP). This inaugural session provides an overview of the current state of affairs of the decentralization reform in Ukraine. Brief presentations of Ukrainian Experts will be followed by a Q&A session. We particularly invite English-speaking foreign observers of Ukrainian domestic affairs, i.e. diplomats, journalists, researchers, NGO activists, donor organization representatives et al.
The only working language of the workshop is English, i.e. no translation into Ukrainian will be provided. Chatham House rules apply: discussion items may be referred to in publications, but should not be ascribed to any speaker or organization. Journalists may, of course, arrange to take separate interviews with the experts before or after the event.


16:00-16:10 Introduction and welcome addresses by IRF/IEAC/GIZ

• Yevhen Bystrytskiy, International Renaissance Foundation
• Andreas von Schumann, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
• Oleksandr Sushko, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation

16:10-16:50 Four 10-minute presentations on sub-themes of decentralization by Ukrainian experts (in English only)

“New regional policies of Ukraine in the context of decentralization”
Yuri Tretyak, Deputy Team Leader, EU-funded technical assistance programme “Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy”

“Establishing the Rule of Law principles in services provision by local governments in transition times: challenges and measures”
Julia Sedyk, Project Coordinator, “Local Self-Government and the Rule of Law in Ukraine” project, Swedish governmental agency Folke Bernadotte Academy

“Implications of Ukraine’s decentralization reform for the sphere of administrative services provision”
Taras Zhuravel, Team Leader, “Reform of Municipal Services in Eastern Ukraine” project implemented by the GIZ on behalf of the German government

“The dynamics of Ukrainian public opinion to Ukraine’s decentralization”
Oksana Garnets, Senior Project Coordinator, “Decentralization Support in Ukraine” project (DESPRO) implemented by the Swiss Centre for Resource and Consultation on Development

Moderated by
Andreas Umland, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation

16:50-18:00 Questions & answers

18:00-19:00 Brief reception (furshet)

Please, state very briefly your professional background and work-related reasons for your interest in participating in the event in order to pre-register until 28 September under the following address:
irf@irf.ua (with CC to: Andreas.Umland@StanfordAlumni.org )
As the space of the conference room is limited, the organizers regret having to reserve the right to decline registration. Admission to the event will be limited to pre-registered participants only.

Relevant English-language websites:

Facebook Event site (indicating your interest there is insufficient for pre-registration):



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