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February 13, 2012

Event Contribution

Euroatlantic Forum 2012

International experts from the EU, Ukraine and the United States participated in the Euroatlantic Forum taking place January 25-26, 2012 in Kiev. KAS and its partner institutions organised this high level conference to discuss the European perspective of Ukraine. The conference report presents extracts of the speakers contributions and provides an overview of their key statements. more…

February 13, 2012
Erinnern für die Zukunft

Seminar Sequence

Remembering for the Future

Collective memory can be used like Lego bricks - it may be construed, deconstructed and reconstructed. Therefore it is crucial that people pay attention to how they deal with their collective memory. One of the referees gave this good advice to the around 30 young participants of the seminar sequence Remembering for the Future. They came to Kharkiv from February, 3-5 in order to discuss different aspects of how to cope with the past.

February 7, 2012
Junge Union 6.2.2012 vor der Ukrainischen Botschaft


Young Union of Germany protests against political justice in Ukraine

Members of the Young Union of Germany ("Junge Union Deutschlands") and its federal chairman Philip Missfelder MP protested against political justice, arbitrariness and authoritarian rule in Ukraine in front of the Ukrainian embassy in Berlin. They called for an end to prosecution of the opposition and for the release of former Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko. In cooperation with KAS, "Junge Union Deutschlands" has been supporting democratic youth organisations in Ukraine for a long time.

February 7, 2012
Höhere Schule der Politik

Interactive Seminar Sequence

Clear values and political ideologies are important to solve social problems successfully

More than 70 participants of the Higher School of Politics attended a seminar about core values and political ideologies in February 2012. Discussions, working groups and the simulation of a parliamentary debate helped the future politicians to extend their knowledge about this topic. Besides getting acquainted with political ideas of Plato, Locke and Kant, part of the seminar programme was also the comparison of economic and social policies from the perspective of modern political ideologies.

January 30, 2012

Policy Brief

The Association Agreement: A Pearl of Great Value at Risk of Loss

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement text processing is almost complete. Under favorable circumstances, in the span of this year, the Agreement could become a signpost for socially important reforms, ensuring the irreversibility of Ukraine's European integration, confirming the final choice in favor of the European model of social and economic development. Yet, political risks arising from erosion of democracy in Ukraine, question the results of the negotiation process and further progress. more…

January 11, 2012

Retrospective 2011

The year 2011 was once again a very eventful year for the KAS office in Ukraine. One important highlight was the visit of EPP President Wilfried Martens, who came to visit Kiev in September. Additionally, the successful trinational dialogue journey "Europe in a Suitcase" as well as the seminar sequences "Remembering for the Future" and "Higher School of Politics" were continued. A retrospective in images reminds us of the most important events of 2011. more…

December 9, 2011
Teilnehmer der zweiten Gruppe der Höheren Schule der Politik zum Thema Klimawandel, Energieeffizienz und erneuerbare Energien

Higher School of Politics

Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources

What is the greenhouse effect and why may greenhouse gases harm our climate? Which technical innovations have been developed to save energy and make use of renewable energy sources? And to what extent is everyone willing to change own behavioural patterns in order to protect the environment and climate? These questions were on the agenda of the last seminar of the Higher School of Politics 2011. One of the highlights was the simulation of a parliamentary debate about climate policy.

December 1, 2011
Nico Lange, Leiter des KAS-Auslandsbüros in der Ukraine, eröffnet die Konferenz in Sewastopol

International Conference

Security in the Black Sea Region: Energy, Environment and Economy

International experts and decision makers from Black Sea neighbouring countries as well as from the EU and the USA came to Sevastopol on November 29, 2011 to discuss a comprehensive notion of security in the Black Sea region, including economic, ecological and energy-related questions. The deepening of regional cooperation among the Black Sea countries was named as an important requirement to counter the challenges of the future.

November 10, 2011

State of Europe in Berlin

Europe at a crossroads

José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, urged in Berlin for comprehensive reforms within Europe. more…

October 25, 2011
Europa im Koffer

International Dialogue

"Europe in a Suitcase" in Dnipropetrovsk, Kryvyi Rih and Zaporizhia

Since 2008 KAS organises the dialogue journey “Europe in a Suitcase” in cooperation with Polish, Ukrainian and German partner institutions. From October 27-29, 2011, Experts on European Policy of all three countries travelled to Dnipropetrovsk, Kryvyi Rih and Zaporizhia and held debates with representatives of the local civil society about European values and Ukraine’s perspectives of rapprochement to the EU.