Paving the Way to a Successful and Inclusive Recovery Process of Ukraine
The objective of this side event is to highlight the Ukrainian civil society's role in the joint mission of nonprofits, private sector, public authorities, and the international community to rebuild and modernize Ukraine. During the event, participants will discuss the ways of Ukraine’s recovery, highlight the driving role of civil society in the recovery process, and advocate for an increase in international support for Ukraine.
The event will gather the Ukrainian civil society representatives, public authorities, local community leaders, the private sector, high-level international representatives, and Ukrainian officials to discuss the process of recovery, reconstruction, and modernization of Ukraine and the need to ensure that this process respects transparency, accountability and integrity. Civil society and the private sector are among the most flexible and capable actors to conduct quick modern changes and contribute to Ukraine’s development. Recovery and modernization of Ukraine shall be the joint goal of all sectors, despite possible differences in their approaches.
The event will be conducted on 4 July 2022, 10:00 –13:00 (CEST) in the premises of SUPSI - Dipartimento Tecnologie Innovative (DTI): Via la Santa 1, 6962 Lugano, Switzerland.
The event is co-hosted by the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), Reanimation Package of Reforms Coalition and the Initiative Center to Support Social Action (Ednannia) under the EU-funded Emergency Support 4 Civil Society Project and USAID Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity.
The EUACI is an anti-corruption support program in Ukraine funded by the EU, co-funded and implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
USAID Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity is implemented by ISAR Ednannia in consortium with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) and Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law (CEDEM) and in partnership with the Reanimation Package of Reforms Coalition.
Program and speakers
10:00 – 10:15
Welcoming remarks by
President, DIXI Group, Member of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform
Ambassador, Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
10:15 – 11:15
Panel 1. International engagement in the recovery process and accountability. What does it take to make recovery a success?
Head and Research Fellow, Chatham House, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Acting Director at DG Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), European Commission
Erin E. McKee
Ambassador, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia
Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Corruption Prevention
Co-Founder, Civic Platform «Nova Kraina»
11:15 – 11:30
Presentation of the Ukraine Reform Tracker by Economist Impact
With the aim of stimulating and supporting discussion at the 2022 Ukraine Recovery Conference, Economist Impact presents the Ukraine Reform Tracker. The Tracker analyses the state of reforms in Ukraine across four key areas: economic reforms, environmental and energy reforms, social reforms and governance reforms (mirroring the key themes of the conference). The Tracker includes a policy brief for each reform area, with an assessment of: 1) reform progress since 2014; 2) the resilience of reforms in 2022; and 3) the outlook for reform, with a focus on the role that reforms will play in facilitating Ukraine's recovery. These policy briefs are accompanied by an interactive data story that visualises the key trends in Ukraine's reform progress since 2014.
11:55 – 13:00
Parallel Panel 2A. Civil society as a pillar of progress that inspires, drives, and supports the recovery of Ukraine. How can the dialogue with the national and local government be maintained?
Executive Director, Institute of Mass Information
Deputy Chief of Party, USAID "Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity", ISAR Ednannia
Member of the Parliament, Head of Servant of the People Party
Executive Director, International Renaissance Foundation
Chairperson of the Board, Zmina Human Rights Centre
Head of Board, DEJURE Foundation
Co-Chairperson of the RPR Coalition Board
Founder, Promprylad Renovation (Ivano-Frankivsk)
11:55 – 13:00
Parallel Panel 2B. Ways to ensure an inclusive reconstruction process. Civil society’s role in the recovery and reconstruction.
Managing Director, Basel Institute on Governance
Allan Pagh Kristensen
Head of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI)
Board Member, Anti-Corruption Action Centre
Head of Board, Lviv Regulatory Hub
Chief Executive Officer, TI Ukraine
Mayor of the city of Mykolaiv
Head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention