On the 10th of December in Paris the Institute of World Policy in the partnership with the Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS, France) organized a public debate entitled “Reforms in Ukraine in the Context of Political and Security Challenges.”During the event the leading Ukrainian experts presented their assessments of the current political and security situation in Ukraine, progress in implementation of reforms, and the current status of the Minsk II agreement . The Ukrainian delegation consisted of Alyona Getmanchuk, director of the Institute of World Policy, prof. Oleksiy Haran, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and scientific director at the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Volodymyr Fesenko, director of the Centre for Political Studies “Penta”, and Leonid Litra, associate research fellow at the IWP and at the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives “Viitorul” (Moldova).
The French perspective was brought by Laure Delcour, research director at the IRIS and researcher at the Foundation House of Human Sciences, Raphael Martin de Lagarde, deputy director of Eastern Europe Department at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
The event was attended by over 100 participants that proved a high interest of the French expert community in the Ukrainian issue.
The public event was organized within the IWP’s project “New European Policy: Filling the Awareness Gap”. This project is carried out within the National Initiatives to Enhance Reforms (UNITER) project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Pact in Ukraine.
The previous public debates on Ukraine’s reforms progress took place in Rome, Berlin, and Vienna.