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International Conference «For Our Freedom and Yours! For Our Common Future!»

October 25, 2009
October 25-27, 2009, Lviv, Ukraine
 
 
AGENDA
 
  
Saturday, October 24, 2009
 

13.00 - “Twenty Years after the End of the Cold War”.

 

   Opening of open-air photo exhibition, showing the activities of movements for freedom in various Central and East European countries

  
   Location: Rynok Square. Dzyga Gallery
 
 
   Organizers:

   Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Tovarystvo Leva.

 
Sunday, October 25, 2009
 
 

Arrival of participants. Registration

 

16.00 – 17.00 – Official opening ceremony of the Conference

Venue: Assembly Hall of the “Lvivska Politehnika” National University
 
Welcome and Introduction
Tovarystvo Leva, Organizing Committee, Lviv City Council
 
Video-addresses of Vaclav Havel and Zbigniew Brzezinski
 
Moderators:

Nadia Diuk, National Endowment for Democracy, USA

Andrij Nechyporuk, Tovarystvo Leva, Ukraine
 

Keynote address: Carl Gershman, National Endowment for Democracy, USA

 
 

17.00 – 18.30 – Introductory Session. The Culture of Democracy: Central and Eastern Europe’s Unique Contribution

 
Venue: Assembly Hall of the “Lvivska Politehnika” National University
 

Moderator: Carl Gershman, National Endowment for Democracy, USA

 
 
19.00 – 20.00 – Dinner for conference participants 
Hotel Dnister
 
 
20.00 – 21.00 – Concert
 
 
 

Monday, October 26, 2009

 

8.30 – 10.30 - Plenary Session: “Wroclaw 1989—Lviv 2009: “Veteran’s Panel” Twenty years of activity: What were our hopes? What did we learn?

 Venue: Assembly Hall of National University “Lvivska Politehnika”

 

 Moderator: Nadia Diuk, National Endowment for Democracy, USA

 
 
11.00 – 13.00 – Plenary Session: “Our region: Where do we go from here?” (Review of contemporary situation, geopolitical issues and regional aspects, prospects for future)

  Venue: Assembly Hall of National University “Lvivska Politehnika”

 

Moderator: Andrew Nagorski, EastWest Institute, USA

 
 
13.00 – 14.30 – Lunch  

Hotel Dnister

 
 

14.30 – 16.30 - Parallel Working Groups

Venues: Hotel Dnister and Assembly Hall of the “Lvivska Politehnika” National University

 

Each group will discuss and prepare recommendations with a plan of action that will be presented at the summarising plenary sessions. These recommendations will be passed on to the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum of the EU in Brussels on 16-17 November 2009.  

 
 

1) Governance, Rule of Law, Combating Corruption

Moderator: Maryana Demkova, Centre for Political and Legal Reforms, Ukraine

 
 
2) Media and Communications

Moderator: Vahtang Kipiani, DIF, Ukraine

 
 

3) Culture and Religion

Moderator: Halyna Usatenko, Europe XXI Foundation, Ukraine

 
 

4) Russia and Central and Eastern Europe: Searching for a common Euro-Atlantic vision 

Moderator: Andrew Nagorski, EastWest Institute, USA

 

17.00 – 18.30 –  Plenary Session: International Responsibility and Approaches to Resolving Instability in the EU's Neighbourhood (Current situation in the Caucasus and Moldova, Bosnia and Kosovo. The extent and limitations to date of EU, US, NATO diplomacy)

Venue: Conference Hall at the Hotel Dnister

 
Moderator: Olga Shumylo, ICPS, Ukraine or Jeff Lovitt, PASOS
 
 

18.30 – 20.00 – Dinner for conference participants

 
 

20.00 - 21.00 –  Lithuanian Miniature and Ukrainian Fresco on European Mosaics, or Travelling to 1429 and Back. (Documentary by LRT-RUNE MEDIA, Lithuania, 25 min., languages: Lithuanian, Ukrainian). The film talks about Ukraine‘s and Lithuania‘s join contribution to the process of unification of Europe and offers a historical perspective, analysis of the current state of European integration and a forecast for the future of Europe. The documentary received multiple awards in Luthiania, other EU states, Ukraine, and Canada. Unique video, valuable historical insights, professional comments.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

 

9.00 – 11.00 - Parallel Working Groups

Venue: Hotel Dnister and Assembly Hall of the “Lvivska Politehnika” National University

 

5) Security Challenges

     Moderator: Inna Pidluska, Europe XXI Foundation, Ukraine

 
 
6) Elections and Campaigns

Moderator: Iryna Bekeshkina, Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Ukraine

 
 
7) Human Rights

     Moderator: Svitlana Franchuk, Freedom House, Ukraine

 
 

8) Think Tanks and the Transformation of Society

     Moderator: Ilko Kucheriv, DIF, Ukraine
 
 

11.30 – 13.30 – Round Table Discussion:  “The State of Democracy in Former Soviet States ”(Central and East European Countries)”. Presentation of research results.

Venue: Hotel Dnister

 

Moderator: Halyna Usatenko, Europe XXI Foundation, Ukraine

 
                         
11.30 – 13.30 – Parallel Working Groups
 Venue: Hotel Dnister
 

9) Historical Memory, Civic Consciousness, Education, and Identity 

Moderator: Oles Pogranychnyi, Lithuanian Consulate, Ukraine
 
10) Economy, Social Development and Welfare

Moderator: Marc Schleifer, CIPE, USA

 
 
14.00 – 15.00 – Lunch
 Hotel Dnister
 
 

15.00 -17.00 -  Plenary Session: Summarizing the work of Working Groups

                           Venue: Hotel Dnister

 
 

17.00 – 18.30 - Final Plenary Session: Toward a Democratic Civilization …  

   Venue:  Hotel Dnister
                       

18.30                  Dinner


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

 

Departure of participants

 
 
 


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