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November 4, 2009

Panel discussion

20 years since the fall of the Berlin wall and five years since the Orange Revolution

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Kiev organized together with the German Embassy in Kiev and the NGO BRAMA a panel discussion with the title “20 years since the fall of the Berlin wall and five years since the Orange Revolution – where are the values of the freedom movements today?”. With the participation of Günter Nooke and Myroslav Marynovitsh among others, his discussion took place on November 3, 2009 in Lviv.

November 4, 2009


Remembering for the future

From October 30 till November 1 the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized in cooperation with the Institute for Political Education the first seminar this year of the series of seminars named “Remembering for the future” in Dnipropetrovsk. The participants were municipal deputies, history students and young politicians from Dnipropetrowsk, Smiferopol (Crimea) and Luzk (Galicia). Dr Uwe Lehmann-Brauns reported on coming to terms with the past regarding the Socialist Unity Party of Germany.

October 12, 2009

Essay contest

Public health

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Klitschko Brothers Foundation wrote out an essay contest which will take place within their common project “Public health”. The authors of the best essays will receive support to realize their ideas. The aim of the contest is to encourage young Ukrainians in developing their own ideas about what to do concretely in order to improve public health on the basis of fundamental values.

October 11, 2009


How can energy security be guaranteed in the Black Sea region?

On October 9, ambassador André Mernier, Secretary General of the Energy Charter, and Dr. Heinrich Kreft, Senior Foreign and Security Advisor to the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag, discussed in Kyiv the energy and financial security of the Black Sea region. The key issues of their talk were Turkey’s role and Russia’s involvement in these sectors.

October 9, 2009

International Symposium

Ukraine in the European Energy Community - European standards for the Ukrainian energy sector

Just a day after signing the protocol between the European Commission and Ukraine on joining the European Energy Community, KAS Ukraine and the International Center for Policy Studies in Kyiv organized an international symposium concerning the topic. Experts from the EU Commission, the Ukrainian government, business and civil society welcomed the gradual adaptation of the Ukrainian energy sector to EU standards.

October 8, 2009

Dialogue trip to the Donbass region

Europe in a Suitcase

With an intense panel discussion in Donetsk on October 8, experts from Germany, Poland and Ukraine started the dialogue trip "Europe in a Suitcase 2009" through the Donbass region. The lectors will hold meetings on European integration in Donetsk, Kramatorsk, Slaviansk and Mariupol. The project is organized by KAS Ukraine in association with the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Robert Schumann Foundation and the youth organization of the Party of Regions in Donetsk.

October 5, 2009

KAS and Klitschko Brothers Foundation

Public health – value orientations of young Ukrainians

On September 30 the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in the Ukraine and the Klitschko brothers presented their common project “Public health”. As part of the project young Ukrainians are supposed to develop their own ideas about what to do concretely in order to improve public health. The authors of the best essays will be invited to a seminar and will get the possibility to realize their projects in their regions with the help of the KAS and the Klitschko Brothers Foundation.

October 4, 2009

Political discussions

Wellmann, Member of the German Bundestag, talks with Ukrainian politicians

From October 1-2, Karl-Georg Wellmann, Member of the German Bundestag, and Nico Lange held talks with Ukrainian politicians, such as Wolodymyr Ohrysko (National Security and Defence Council), Iryna Akimowa (Party of Regions), and the ambassador Heimsoeth, the representative of the German Embassy in Kiev. The dialogue focused on the forthcoming presidential elections, the economic situation of the Ukraine and the relations between Russia and the Ukraine.

October 2, 2009

Study visit

Ukrainian election observers in Germany

From September 20-27 election observers from Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America followed the invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and experienced the final phase of the parliamentary elections in Germany. The group got to know the electoral campaigns in Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg and Berlin. The two Ukrainian participants attended the final rally of the Federal Chancellor Merkel and the electoral party in the party headquarters of the CDU.

October 2, 2009

Panel debate in Simferopol

Understanding of the European Integration in the Crimea

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation continue the series of panel debates about “EU Integration of the Ukraine” in the Crimea. Deputies, diplomats and experts discussed with local officials, scientists and students about the current developments of EU-Ukrainian relations. The focus was on the effects of the Ukrainian approach to the European Union on the political and economical situation in the Crimea.