K Y I V   2.-5.10.2018


A safe and secure Europe was one of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency 2017. A stable, firm and prosperous neighbourhood is in the interests all of Europe. European unity, improved connections and political will are extremely important in these turbulent times. Better trade and contacts between people will bring Eastern Partnership countries closer to us


The initiative of the Pro Patria Institute Quo Vadis Eastern Partnership? gives us an opportunity to better understand the current status quo of the Eastern Partnership, tighten co-operation with the centre-right parties and assist in state level collaboration




DAY 1 - Tuesday, October 2


  • 15.30   Meeting at the airport Lennart Meri Tallinn (registration area, I-point)

  • 16.45 - 17.35   Flight Tallinn-Riga

  • 18.15 - 20.05   Flight Riga-Kyiv Boryspil Airport Kyiv
  • Group transport to the hotel (Hotel Ukraine, 4 Instytutska str. 4, Kyiv) http://www.ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua/en/about/gallery/


DAY 2 - Wednesday, October 3


  • 10.00   Glorious Ukrainian/Kyiv history – lessons and challenges (by bus)
  • Ukrainian Political Scientist Pavlo Cherkashyn, College of Europe Alumnus


  • 12.30   EU and Ukraine co -operation anno 2018 and future perspectives.
  • Dr. Annika Weidemann, -Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine
  • Discussion  to be led by Kadri Kopli
  • EU Delegation to Ukraine; 101 Volodymyrska St., Kyiv, 01033 Ukraine (by bus)
  • 14.00 Lunch with Ukrainian Political scientist Pavlo Cherkashyn, College of Europe Alumnus
  • Discussion led by Trivimi Velliste and Kaja Villem
  • Venue: Mariinsky banquet hall of Hotel Ukraine, 4 Instytutska str. 4, Kyiv

  • 16.00   Ukrainian political system and parties, lecture with discussion and coffee
  • Anna Nalyvayko Member of the Project Team, Martens Centre, Ukrainian Political Scientist Pavlo Cherkashyn, College of Europe Alumnus
  • Maksym Bugriy, Director of the Foreign and Security Policy Program, Ukrainian Institute for Public Policy
  • Session to be moderated by Florian Hartleb
  • Venue: Conference hall (III floor) of the hotel Ukraine, 4 Instytutska str. 4, Kyiv

  • 20.00   Dinner at the restaurant Mustafa (Saksahanskoho St, 57А, Kyiv)
  • Current situation of the Estonian Ukrainian partnership – Estonia´s Ambassador to Ukraine Gert Antsu
  • Discussion led by Trivimi Velliste

  • 22.00   Back to the hotel


DAY 3 - Thursday, October 4


  • 8.45   Group-meeting at the hotel lobby

  • 9.30   Arrival and security check at the entrance to the Verkhovna Rada

  • 10.00  Meeting with Ostap Kryvdyk,
  • Special Advisor on International Affairs to Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ukraine - EU integration, MP Mariia Ionova, Deputy Chairperson of the Committee for European Integration
  • Discussion led by Heleri Pent

  • 12.00    Light lunch at the Parliament Cafe
  • Verkhovna Rada, Hrushevskoho Mykhaila vul. 5, Kyiv

  • 13.00    Ukrainian Reforms
  • Olena Prokopenko Head of Intenational Relations, Reanimation Package of Reforms in Kyev
  • Session to be moderated by Toivo Jürgenson
  • Location: RPR office - 6, Olhynska St ,2nd floor Suite 21 Kyiv

  • 15.00 Window to the Future: The Eastern Partnership after the 2017 Summit - questions regarding the future of the Partnership - the concrete needs and the practical solutions
  • Tiit Matsulevitš - Former Ambassador of Estonia to Ukraine, currently working as a strategic communication counsellor for the EUAM Ukraine
  • Session to be moderated by Dr. Florian Hartleb,
  • Location: 4 V, Volodymyrskyi Uzviz, Kyiv

  • 19.00    Dinner


DAY 4 - Friday, October 5


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  • 10.00 Civil society expectations/ Ukraine and Russia: How far is the solution?
  •  Gabriele Baumann, head of the KAS Office in Ukraine
  •  Session to be moderated by Sveta Pääru

  • 12.00   Wrap-up: the Lessons Learnt - Kaja Villem and Trivimi Velliste
  • Venue: Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Ukraine Office (Kyiv) Bohomoltsia Akademika vul. 5, office 1
  • VIDEO 

  • 13.00    Bus transfer from the hotel to the airport

  • 15.45   Departure to Tallinn LOT LO 8312

  • 17.30   Arrival in Tallinn


This event receives financial support from the European Parliament. Sole liability rests with the organisers, the European Parliament is not responsible for the activity.


Working languages: Russian and English; non-simultaneous translation from Russian to English.


Contact Information: Andrus Villem +372 5046 536 and Heleri Pent, +372 528 0932











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