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Lessons from the European Union for Ukraine: economic development, anti-corruption, and judicial reform

24 October 2019
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During the conference we will show international research. We will discuss the effectiveness of the fight against corruption in Romania, how to overcome esprit de corps and protectionism in the Ukrainian justice system using Dutch experience and how to turn small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine into global champions based on the Mittelstand experience in Germany.

Conference schedule:

9: 00-9:30 – registration and welcome coffee

9: 30-9:35 – opening remarks by Hlib Vyshlinsky, Executive Director of the Centre for Economic Strategy

SECTION ON ANTI-CORRUPTION REFORM

9:35-9:55 – presentation of the research “How to save anti-corruption reform in Ukraine (based on Romanian experience)”, Alexander Lemenov, founder of StateWatch

9:55-10:35 – panel discussion “Anti-corruption reform in Ukraine: current state and prospects”

Participants: Artem Sytnyk, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, Vira Mykhailenko, judge of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court, Alexander Lemenov, founder of StateWatch, Victor Alistar, Transparency International Romania (Romania).

Moderator: Yevgen Krapivin, Expert Center for Human Rights

10: 35-10:50 – moderated Q&A session.

10: 50-11:10 – Coffee break

SECTION ON JUDICIAL REFORM

11: 10-11:30 – presentation of the research “Instruments for strengthening confidence in the courts in Ukraine”, Roman Kuibida, deputy chairman of the Center for Policy and Legal Reform

11: 30-12:10 – panel discussion “How to increase the credibility to the judiciary in Ukraine?”

Participants: Mykhailo Buromensky, legal scholar, Co-Chair of the Presidential Law Reform Commission, Roman Kuibida, deputy chairman of the Center for Policy and Legal Reform, Lino Brosius, Project Manager of CILC (the Netherlands).

Moderator: Mykhailo Zernakov, Chairman of the DEJURE Foundation

12: 10-12: 25 – moderated Q&A session.

12: 25-12: 45 – coffee break

SECTION ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

12: 45-13: 05 – presentation of the research “How can Ukrainian SME grow into national and global champions?”, Dmytro Yablonovsky, Deputy Director of the Centre for Economic Strategy

13: 05-13: 45 – panel discussion “How to turn small and medium enterprises of Ukraine into global players?”

Participants: Dmytro Natalukha, Member of Parliament, Chairperson of Verkhovna Rada Committee on Economic Development, Dmytro Romanovych, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Dr. Niclas Rüffer, German International Cooperation (GIZ), Kyiv (Germany), Dmitry Yablonovsky, Deputy Director of the Centre for Economic Strategy, Oksana Kuziakiv, Executive Director of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting.

Moderator: Hlib Vyshlinsky, Executive Director of the Centre for Economic Strategy

13:45-14:00 – moderated Q&A session.

The event will be held within the framework of the project “Building Bridges in Public Policy: Ukraine”, funded by the Open Society Institute in collaboration with OSIFE at the Open Society Foundation.

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