The Messages from Kiev’s Euromaidan for Brussels

Date

13 Feb 2014 15:30 to 18:00

Address

CES Conference Room
Rue du Commerce 20 - 1st Floor
1000  Brussels
Belgium

Event Type

S - Workshop, course

Organiser type

Federations / Associations

Section

Global Europe

Event Location

Brussels

Event Description

The Centre for European Studies (CES) cordially invites you to a Food for Thought event entitled ‘The Messages from Kiev’s Euromaidan for Brussels

The brave and determined stance taken by the Ukrainians demonstrating in the streets of Kiev and across the country since November of last year in defence of their European choice, democracy and freedom, have gained respect and admiration across the world. The geopolitical interests of Europe notwithstanding, it was the courage, strong will and determination of the civic movement behind Euromaidan which made it impossible for the West to deny the political and economic support the Ukrainian people deserve to build a modern European state. 

As Ukraine’s own future and the fate of democracy in Europe’s Eastern neighbourhood still hang in the balance, please join us at the CES to discuss the unfolding political developments in Kiev and listen to the messages for Europe from the civic leaders of Euromaidan and some of their steadfast supporters in Brussels. What should the EU do, and what can Ukrainians themselves achieve, in order to secure a better future for Ukraine?

Programme

16:30-16:40       Welcome by Tomi Huhtanen, CES Director

16:40-17:10       Panel Discussion:

Dmytro Shulga, Senior Manager of European Program at the International Renaissance Foundation, Kiev

Krzysztof Lisek, Member of European Parliament, Vice-Chair of Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director of the European Endowment for Democracy

17:10-18:00       Q&A moderated by Ambassador Salomé Samadashvili, CES 

                        Visiting Fellow, Former Head of Georgia’s Mission to the EU

18:00-18:30       Short documentary screening, 'The Music of Euromaidan'

18:30-19:00       Cocktail reception

Please register for the event here.

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