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European Forum for New Ideas: discussion panel What reforms are needed in Ukraine to secure its aspirations toward EU Membership?

We would appreciate if you could confirm whether you will be able to attend the panel for our organisational purposes. To confirm attendance or submit any questions, please contact [email protected].

The event will take place on 2nd October 2015, 16:00 – 17:15, within the renowned European Forum for New Ideas, held in Sopot, Poland.

The discussion will be centred around three key questions and areas:

  • Would new cooperation concepts (such as Intermarum – Baltic Sea/Black Sea) be helpful?
  • Is the experience of Georgia or Moldova relevant for the case of Ukraine?
  • What should be the role and strategy of Poland, the Baltic States and the EU in the long-term cooperation with Ukraine?

In order to ensure an inspiring and high-level exchange on this very important topic, we are also inviting to join the discussion, i.a.: 

  • Lech Wałęsa, President of Poland in 1990-1995; 
  • Janusz Piechociński, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Poland;
  • Oksana Syroyid, Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada;
  • Volodymyr Omelyan, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Ukraine; 
  • Kalman Mizsei, Head, EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine; – Mikheil Saakashvili, Head of Odessa Oblast State Administration, President of Georgia in 2008-2013.

and selected Members of the Ukrainian, Polish and European Parliament, diplomats, intellectuals and civil society experts.

The event will be moderated by:

  • Mr Jacek Stawiski – Chief Editor of “Świat” programme at TVN24 Biznes i Świat
  • Mr Marcin Święcicki – Member of the Polish Parliament

The theme of this year’s, 5th edition of the Forum will be: Europe in the face of growing social inequality, radicalism, and geopolitical threats. To learn more about EFNI and this year’s panellists, please take a look at the attached overview and visit the Forum’s website:  and the page dedicated to the panel discussion: www.EFNI.en/

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or phone: [email protected], T: +48 534 670 800.

Kamil Wyszkowski – General Director Global Compact Poland – UN Secretary General Initiative
Lyudmyla Kozlovska – President Open Dialog Foundation
Stefanie Schiffer – General Director European Exchange / Kiev Dialogue