2nd Europe-Ukraine Forum (2008)
Kiev, Ukraine 27-29th February, 2008


organized in cooperation with

the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko



Europe`s stability and prosperity depend on the implementation of the core ideas and objectives of the European Union. Such a great project does need to remain open to all the countries willing to join. Only a united and strong Europe will be able to maintain sound relations with its neighbors and partners.

The most crucial issues as the Ukrainian political and economic development or the willingness of Ukrainian political elites to implement long-term reforms, will determine the geopolitical position of the country toward the EU Member States and Russia. The same factors will define the degree of  benefits the EU will gain from including Ukraine in its structures.
Ukraine is the largest European country which, not being a EU Member State, so strongly declares its willingness to join the European Union. What needs to be done by both Ukraine and the EU in order to make this wish come true? Can the economic potential of Ukraine attract EU entrepreneurs and can it later become a part of a common European market? Can the EU, facing the challenges of globalization, afford missing the opportunity to play a role in the Ukrainian economy? 
The new political scene in Ukraine, as result of the 2007 parliamentary elections, will offer a good chance for an open and constructive discussion.

The Energy Forum is a part of the agenda of the Economic Forum in Krynica. Exploring the topics of debates held during the Forum in Krynica, the Eastern Institute organizes special conferences devoted to selected subjects, with participation of politicians and experts who enjoy established reputation. 

Download the Forum's Presentation in pdf

The Forum is attended by representatives of EU institutions, invitees from the political, economic and academic field and journalists  – in total more than 180 persons.

President Victor Yushchenko attended the Economic Forum “Europe-Ukraine” in Kiev

Opening Plenary Session: 
   • Prospects of the EU-Ukraine Integration

Second Plenary Session: 
   • Challenges of the EU-Ukraine Cooperation

Discussion panels:
   • EU Reform Treaty and the Perspectives of New Agreement with Ukraine
   • Ukrainian Economy in the European Framework
   • Free movement of People: Boarders in the Center of Europe
   • Ukrainian Investments in the EU
   • Ukrainian-Russian Relationship in the European Context
   • Politics of Memory and European Identity
   • Do the EU and Ukraine Have Common Interests?
   • EURO 2012. The chance for European integration of Ukraine
   • Perspectives for Investments in Ukraine
   • Ukraine’s Foreign Policy. Old and New Approaches 
   • Ukraine in the European System of Energy Security
   • Ukraine’s Integration into Trans-Atlantic Structures: Challenges and Prospects for Cooperation
   • Report: “Ukraine: A Net Assessment of 16 Years of Independence"


Ukraine 2007. Report on Transformation

Special report Ukraine 2007. Report on Transformation published by the Eastern Institute will be presented the first day of the Forum. The analysis, prepared by Oleksandr Sushko, director of the Center for Peace, Conversion and Foreign Policy of Ukraine (CPCFPU), covers economic and political situation in Ukraine.

Download Report (pdf):
     Political System of Ukraine – Ukraine After Elections
     Economy, State of Finances
     Foreign Policy of Ukraine
     Regions and Regional Development of Ukraine
     Science, Culture and Education

Special publication summerizing the last year Europe-Ukraine Forum which was held 23-24th February 2007 in Wroclaw - PDF file to download here

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IT Partner

Established in 1987, it is currently one of the largest IT integrators in the Polish market, specializing in supply of complex IT services and solutions. As the first IT company in Poland, Lumena obtained the accredited certificate of data security management system – ISO 27001. The company has a certificate for compliance of its Quality Management System with ISO 9001:2000 standards. It has been awarded the prize "European Medal" on three occasions and also the title "Business Gazelle".


The Warsaw Stock Exchange is among the most developed markets of Central Europe. 2007 was a unique year for the Warsaw bourse in terms of record-breaking trading in shares and derivatives, number of IPOs (Polish and foreign companies) as well as new categories of instruments listed on the WSE. The year witnessed also the launch of NewConnect – WSE alternative trading platform, addressed to small, dynamic companies with high growth potential. Several new initiatives have also been undertaken by the WSE to create a new quality in communication on the capital market – http://www.wseinfospace.eu/ andhttp://www.wseinternational.eu/ portals.

KDPW is the central depository for securities in public trading in the Polish  regulated capital market. It is also a clearing house for Polish derivatives. KDPW is responsible for managing and safeguarding the efficiency of the Polish depository – settlement system. For more information please visit:  http://www.kdpw.pl/

JSC “KREDOBANK” is the biggest polish investment into the bank organization of Ukraine. It’s authorized capital consists 98.18% of the foreign investment capital. JSC "KREDOBANK" dynamically develops and is presented in top thirty of the best Ukrainian banks. The main directions of development are: the extension of the lending transactions activity, servicing export – import operations and securities transactions, the growth of the authorized capital, the pile-up of deposit resources, the implementation of new technologies and products. The organizational structure of the Bank consists of the Head Office in Lviv, 24 branches and 152 operational units.


Kulczyk Holding, is the leading investment house in Central and Eastern Europe. The company focuses on the sectors of oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, automotives and real estate. The most important portfolio companies include: Autostrada Wielkopolska SA, Kompania Piwowarska SA, Loon Energy, Ophir Energy Company Ltd., Skoda Auto Polska SA, Kulczyk Tradex SA, Polenergia SA, Autostrada Eksploatacja SA, POCH SA.

PERN "Przyja¼ñ" S.A.- strategic company for domestic oil industry, which guarantee power security of Poland and European Union, as regards oil supply. Main aims of the company:
- exploitation of pipeline, transporting oil for Polish and German refineries, 
- oil transit through Naftoport in Gdansk for other international companies,
- oil storage in Adamowo, Plock and Gdansk.More information at http://www.pern.com.pl/

Polish Oil nad Gas Company PGNiG, http://www.pgnig.pl/, is a leader in the natural gas market in Poland. The company is listed in the Index of the biggest Polish companies (WIG 20 Index). Our core activity covers exploration and production as well as import, storage, trade and distribution of gas and crude oil.PGNiG Capital Group comprises 57 companies, providing services of the highest quality both in Poland and abroad. PGNiG has the representative offices in Brussels, Kiev and Moscow.

PKO BP is one of the largest and one of the oldest bank in Poland. It offers all types of banking services addressed to both individual and institutional customers. PKO has a substantial share in the market of LGU services. It is also the leading organizer of bond issues. PKO BP offers its clients products from the Capital Group, i.e.: PKO TFI Investment Fund, PTE Bankowy Pension Fund, BFL Leasing Fund, Kredobank Ukraine (it offers products for individual and institutional customers). http://www.pkobp.pl/

PZU Group is one of Poland’s largest financial institutions and one of the leading insurance groups in Central and Eastern Europe. The Group’s main advantages include its strong competitive position, high level of equity and operating efficiency. PZU Group offers the widest range of products (nearly 200) available on the Polish market, while systematically expanding its range of services. Other business operations of PZU include management of an open pension fund, investment funds and savings programmes. PZU is developing its foreign companies in Ukraine and Lithuania. http://www.pzu.pl/

TELE-FONIKA Kable S.A. was established on April 7th, 1992. It is one of the major cable companies in Poland and Central Eastern Europe, 4th biggest company of that kind in Europe and 16th worldwide. Several thousand products have been granted quality certificates issued by 40 world institutions. TELE-FONIKA Kable S.A. consists of 7 factories (5 of them in Poland) and 12 other commercial companies all over the world.http://www.tfkable.pl/