Transforming Ukraine after the Euromaidan revolution: Progress, challenges and prospects

kutsutilaisuus · Auditorium of the Annex Building of the Parliament, Arkadiankatu 3, Helsinki · 03.10.2018 11:00 - 12:30

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After the Euromaidan Revolution, Ukraine undertook an ambitious transformation project. Yet, the reform implementation lags behind in a number of key areas. With the upcoming presidential and parliamentary election in 2019, Ukraine is at a critical crossroads again.

This event analyses Ukraine’s progress and looks at the key external and domestic drivers of change in Ukraine. Is the reform process sustainable and how can it be improved? The seminar pays special attention to the role of the EU, which has been heavily involved in Ukraine’s institution building since 2014.

In conjunction with the seminar, FIIA will launch a book on EU’s transformative impact abroad entitled ‘EU Induced Institutional Change in Post-Soviet Space: Promoting Reforms in Moldova and Ukraine’ (Routledge, 2018).

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Peter M. Wagner

Peter M. Wagner

Head of the Support Group for Ukraine at the European Commission

Peter M. Wagner is the Head of the Support Group for Ukraine at the European Commission and Director in the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations. Prior to this, he was an adviser at the Commission Task Force on Greece (TFGR) (2011-15), Head of Unit in charge of the defence, aeronautic and maritime industries (2010-11), Head of Unit in the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, where his responsibilities included general policy coordination, relations with Member States and the Council, and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework programme (2005-10). Prior to entering the Commission in 1999, he worked in Germany for a research institute, following several years as a journalist and an editor for a number of newspapers. He holds a Ph.D. in political science, history and psychology from Freiburg University.

Pavlo Sheremeta

Pavlo Sheremeta

former Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

Pavlo Sheremeta is the former Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (February – September 2014). He has been an Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Public Joint Stock Company Raiffeisen Bank Aval since 2015. Between 2015 and 2017 Sheremeta founded the School of Public Management of Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Sheremeta has also been President (since 2012) and member of the Advisory Council of Kyiv School of Economics (2014- 2015); President and Senior Fellow of Malaysia Blue Strategy Institute (2008-2012); Founding Dean and Chief Executive Officer of Kiyv-Mohyla Business school (1999-2008); and MBA Program Director of International Institute of Management (1997-1998). He started his career in 1995 as a Project manager of Open Society Institute in Budapest, Hungary. He graduated from Lviv State University (1993) and holds a MBA from Emory University, Atlanta, USA (1995).

Ryhor Nizhnikau

Ryhor Nizhnikau

Senior Research Fellow, FIIA

Ryhor Nizhnikau is a Senior Research Fellow in the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood and Russia programme at FIIA. He works on the Russian and EU’s policies towards Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus as well as domestic developments in these countries. His current research focus includes the study of the Ukraine’s reforms after the Euromaidan Revolution. He received his PhD from Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu. His recent publications include EU Induced Institutional Change in Post-Soviet Space: Promoting Reforms in Moldova and Ukraine (Routledge, 2018).

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Arkady Moshes

Ohjelmajohtaja - EU:n itäinen naapurusto ja Venäjä -tutkimusohjelma

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