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Winning the war. Winning the peace

Re:Open Zakarpattia 2023

This year, the KAS Ukraine supports the international forum "Re:Open Zakarpattia 2023. Winning the war. Winning the peace", which will take place on 10-11 November in Zakarpattia. The forum is an independent discussion platform for opinion leaders and decision-makers. Re:Open Zakarpattia is initiated and organised by the NGO "The Institute for Central European Strategy" (ICES) in cooperation with representatives of civil society, public authorities, international partners and business.

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Форум "Re:Open Zakarpattia 2023. Виграти війну. Виграти мир", 10-11.11.2023 р.
Форум "Re:Open Zakarpattia 2023. Виграти війну. Виграти мир", 10-11.11.2023 р.

Find out more about the programme, speakers and discussion topics on the Re:Open Zakarpattia 2023 website

Program

Day 1, Friday, November 10

10:20 – 10:30 – Official opening

 

10:30 – 10:45 – Key-note speech by Pavlo Kazarin, Journalist and Soldier of the AFU. “Moving Toward: Explaining the East to the West”

 

10:45 – 11:15 – Soldiers’ talk: Pavlo Kazarin, Journalist and Soldier of the AFU and Fedir Shandor, Professor and Soldier of the AFU. “Winning the war. Winning the peace”

 

11:15 – 11:35 – Key-note speech by Michael Gahler, Member of the European Parliament. “Message from the EU: Why Ukraine is one of us, and what should be done to implement this in membership”

 

11:35 – 12:10 – HardTalk. The European Commission recommends opening negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU: what does it mean and what's next?

Speakers:

Michael Gahler, Member of the European Parliament

Pavlo Klimkin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2014-2019

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Ukraine's Integration with the EU

Moderator: Serhiy Sydorenko, Co-founder and co-editor of the European Pravda

12:10 – 12:30 – Key-note speech by Eduard Heger, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic 2021-2023. “Message from Central Europe: We are not just neighbors; Your victory is our victory”

 

12:30 – 13:30 – Panel #1. Demography of wartime and postwar Ukraine

Speakers:

Tetiana Havrysh, Co-founder of the Foundation “Health Solutions”

Yevhen Hlibovytskyi, Founder of pro.mova, member of Nestorivska group

Serhiy Shapovalov, Political analyst of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiative Foundation

Moderator: Rosana Tuzhanska, CEO of the Teple Misto Platform

 

13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch (available from 13:00 till 15:00, at restaurant Irys)

 

14:30 – 16:00 – Panel #2. “You're in the army now”: what policy change Ukraine needs for resilience and cohesion

Speakers:

Viktoriya Kovach, Third Separate Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Oleksandr Danyliuk, Surgeon, officer of the Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Jaroslav Naď, Minister of Defense of the Slovak Republic 2020-2023

Viktoriia Tymoshevska, Doctor, Co-founder and executive director of the Foundation "Health Solutions"

Fedir Shandor, Professor and Soldier of the AFU

Moderator: Zurab Alasania, First Chairman of the Board of Public Broadcasting, Lieutenant of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

 

16:00 – 17:30 – Panel #3. Rethinking Zakarpattia: from subsidized province to innovative growth point, rebuilding contributor and Ukrainian bridge to the EU

Speakers:

Eduard Heger, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic 2021-2023

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Ukraine's Integration with the EU

Viktor Mykyta, Head of Zakarpattia Regional Military Administration

Inna Pidluska, Deputy Executive Director at the International Renaissance Foundation

Pavlo Sheremeta, Minister of Economy of Ukraine 2014

Moderator: Andriy Shekera, First deputy Chair of the Zakarpattia regional council

 

17:30 – 18:30 – Panel #4. What is responsible business during the war: cases from Zakarpattia

Speakers:

Vasyl Babilya, PR-director of the OneLab

Oleh Ostroverkh, Founder of the IT company PettersonApps

Mykhailo Slyvka, Founder of the Estet dental clinic

Robert Traksler, Founder of Traksler Development

Olena Tsiva, Director of Lika-Comfort

Moderator: Iryna Soviak, Editor-in-chief of the online magazine "Varosh"

Day 2, Saturday, November 11

10:00 – 10:20 – Keynote speech by Serhii Prytula, Volunteer, Founder of the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation: Unity as the key to Victory

 

10:20 – 11:30 – Panel #5. Relying on our own strength: what the home front can and should do now and until victory

Speakers:

Nataliya Kabatsii, Director of the "Committee for medical care in Transcarpathia"

Andriy Lyubka, Writer and Volunteer

Yuriy Nazaruk, Co-founder of the Emotions Holding "!FEST"

Serhii Prytula, Volunteer, Founder of the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation: Unity as the key to Victory

Moderator: Mykola Typusiak, Marketing Director at Espresso TV channel

 

11:30 – 13:00 – Panel #6. Education as a corestone of Ukraine’s reconstruction: tactic and strategy

Speakers:

Serhiy Babak, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Education, Science and Innovation

Olga Budnyk, Presidential Commissioner for the Presidential Foundation for Support of Education, Science and Sports

Bálint Magyar, Minister of Education of Hungary between 1996–1998 and 2002–2006

Tetyana Shcherbak, Co-founder of Main Point Academy

Lubomyr Shymkiv, Ukrainian Leadership Academy

Moderator: Roman Gryshchuk, Member of Ukrainian Parliament

 

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch (available from 13:00 till 15:00, at restaurant Irys)

 

14:00 – 15:15 – Panel #7. Make Zakarpattia green and sustainable: how to synchronize relocation and economic growth with ecological paradigm

Speakers:

Myroslav Biletskyi, First Deputy head of the Zakarpattia regional state administration / Vasyl Ivancho, Deputy Head of the  Zakarpattia regional state administration

Yehor Hrynyk, Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group

Mariana Oleskiv, Chairperson of the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine (SATD)

Yulia Ovchynnykova, Member of Parliament of Ukraine

Moderator: Tetyana Kohutych, Journalist of the Ukrinform national news agency

 

15:15 – 16:45 – Panel #8. Unity in Diversity: how to fulfill Ukraine’s obligation as the EU member candidate on the rights of ethnic minorities with no damage to national unity and security.

Speakers:

József Barta, Member of the Zakarpattia regional council and deputy head of the Zakarpattia Hungarian Cultural Association (KMKSZ)

István Íjgyártó, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs

Taras Kremin, Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language

Ihor Lossovskyi, Deputy of the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnic Affairs and Freedom of Conscience

Moderator: Yulia Tyshchenko, Co-founder of the National platform of resilience and cohesion

 

16:45 – 18:15 – Panel #9. Culture, Decolonization, Storytelling: How to keep Ukraine at the top of the world agenda

Speakers:

Tetyana Filevska, Creative director of the Ukrainian Institute

Yuriy Nazaruk, Co-founder of the Emotions Holding "!FEST"

Ievgen Klopotenko, Chef Empowering Ukrainian cuisine

Victoria Petrovska, Ukrainian Association "Unity" (Hungary)

Moderator: Andrii Honchak, Internews

18:15 – 18:20 – Official closing

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