Chatham House Conference on Ukraine’s Transformation, 5-07-2017

June 6, 2017 • Business, Past Events • Views: 822


Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 9:30 – 17:00. Registration from 8:30.


Lancaster House, Stable Yard, St. James’s, London SW1A 1BB


Chatham House Corporate Members – £600 (excl VAT)

Non-members commercial organizations – £900 (excl VAT)

NGOs, Academics and Media – Free (limited places)

Click here to register your interest in the event.


Since 2014 Ukraine has been facing challenges unprecedented in recent history, as it tries to transform its ineffective state while constantly under the pressure of Russian military aggression. Success in unlocking economic potential depends upon securing boarders, eliminating corruption and establishing a rule of law. The government in Kyiv has undertaken a series of reforms in attempt to open the country to the West, increase transparency and stabilize the economy. But much remains to be done.

With coverage of Ukraine largely absent from the Western media, this Chatham House conference will provide a high-level ‘warts and all’ discussion about Ukraine’s successes and its failures. Does Ukraine matter for European security? If so, how? What are the domestic political impediments to change? How can economic growth be kick-started?

This Chatham House conference will take place the day before a joint UK-Ukraine hosted intergovernmental Ukraine reform conference on 6 July, which will bring together Ukraine’s international partners to launch its Reform Action Plan 2017-20 in front of the international community.

Among speakers:


Click here to see the most updated programme of the conference.

Full list of speakers:

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ukraine
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO (2009-2014) TBC
James Sherr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Oleksiy Melnyk, Co-Director, Razumkov Centre, Ukraine
Francis Malige, Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, EBRD
Oleksandr Danyliuk, Minister of Finance, Ukraine
Ron van Rooden, Assistant Director, European Department, IMF
Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner, CEO, Horizon Capital
Peter Wagner, Head, EU-Ukraine Support Group
Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of Administration of the President, Ukraine
Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director, European Endowment for Democracy
Taras Shevchenko, Co-chair, Reanimation Reform Package, Ukraine
Andreas Prothmann, Head of Ukraine Taskforce, German Foreign Office

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