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December 1, 2016

On December 1, 2016, the Fourth National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” took place in the International Convention Center “Ukrainian House”. The Forum was attended by representatives of clergy, leaders of the civil society, representatives of state power of Ukraine, representatives of the EU member-states and G7 countries Embassies, international experts and representatives of international organizations in Ukraine, representatives of the business sector, diaspora and regional civic associations “Zemliatstva”, educational and academic institutions, culture and media.The Forum was moderated by Bohdan Strytunskiy, People’s artist of Ukraine, Director, artistic director of the Kiev National Academic Theatre of Operetta, National Coordinator of the “Culture” Sector.The national anthem of Ukraine was followed by the welcoming speech of Patriarch Filaret, Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate, and the Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav (Shevchuk).

Mykhaylo Khariy, Coordinator of the Civil Society Initiative National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine”, informed the Forum participants about the accomplished tasks and planned activities and presented the draft Action Plan of the National Forum.

Anatoliy Kinakh, Head of the Anti-Crisis Council of non-governmental organizations, President of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, made a report on the national security of Ukraine.

Yevhen Nyshchuk, Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Honored Artist of Ukraine, drew attention to the importance of efforts consolidation of all branches of the government and the civil society, and their active dialogue.

Associate Chairmen of the Interfactional Deputies Association “Transformation of Ukraine” Leonid Kozachenko, member of the deputies faction of the political party “Block of Petro Poroshenko”, and Ivan Kyrylenko, member of the deputies faction of the political party “All-Ukrainian Union Batkivshchyna” informed about their activities and further actions.

Marius Yanukonis, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Lithuania to Ukraine, highlighted importance of cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the civil society for the transformation process of Ukraine.

Yevhen Utkin, pioneer of high technologies, social activist, National Coordinator of the NFTU “Business Climate” Sector, made a presentation “Ukraine and the World in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

Bohdan Danylyshyn, President of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine, reported about the state of Ukraine’s economy, challenges and ways to overcome them, and about achievements of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine.

The Forum received official letters of support from the members of the NFTU Supervisory Board: Jan Tombinski, former Head of the EU Delegetion to Ukraine, Head of the EU Delegetion to the Holy See, to the Order of Malta, to the UN Organizations in Rome and to the Republic of San Marino, and Jerzy Kwiecinski, State Secretary of the Ministry of Development of Poland, Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland Prime Minister for European funds and regional development, who, unfortunately, could not take part in the Fourth Forum.

The following participants took part in the discussion:

  • Vasyl Krutov, Vice President of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Vice President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace;
  • Mykhaylo Melnyk, Chairman of the Ukrainian Social Academy;
  • Filipchuk Heorhiy, Doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine;
  • Oleg Zarubinskyi, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of Research of Extremism.

Taking into account all the proposals from the Forum and developments of the Working Group of the National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine”, subsequent to the Fourth Forum a draft Action Plan of the National Forum will be finalized and presented.

We are looking forward to receiving your suggestions regarding the National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” operation on the email info@nftu.org.ua

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Bohdan Strytunskiy, People’s artist of Ukraine, Director, artistic Director of the Kiev National Academic Theatre of Operetta

Patriarch Filaret, Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate

Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Evhen Nyschuk, Minister of Culture of Ukraine

Mykhaylo Khariy, Coordinator of the Civil Society Initiative National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine”

Anatoliy Kinakh, Head of the Anti-Crisis Council of non-government organizations, President of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Leonid Kozachenko, Associate Chairman of the Interfactional Deputies Association “Transformation of Ukraine”, member of the deputies faction of the political party “Block of Petro Poroshenko”

Ivan Kyrylenko, Associate Chairman of the Interfactional Deputies Association “Transformation of Ukraine”, member of the deputies faction of the political party “All-Ukrainian Union Batkivshchyna”

Marius Yanukonis, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Lithuania to Ukraine

Evhen Utkin, pioneer of high technologies, social activist

Bohdan Danylyshyn, President of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine

Vasyl Krutov, Vice President of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Vice President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace

Mykhaylo Melnyk, Chairman of the Ukrainian Social Academy

Filipchuk Heorhiy, Doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine

Oleg Zarubinskyi, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of Research of Extremism