3rd Europe-Ukraine Forum (2009)
Kiev, Ukraine 25-27th February, 2009


The EU-Ukraine relations are gaining momentum with the launch of negotiations on a new Association Agreement that is set to replace previous PCA that expired in March 2008. Mutual expectations vary and there are numerous issues to be discussed before the talks are finalized. Economic cooperation between the EU and Ukraine has to be considered in the context of the global financial and economic crisis that plunged Ukraine into deep recession.

Annual Europe-Ukraine Forum serves as a platform for the prominent politicians, leading businessmen, experts and journalists to exchange opinions on the future of Ukraine-Europe relations. 

Government officials and political leaders, representatives of business, local governments, and international organizations, leading analysts and academics. Approximately 200 participants from Ukraine and 200 from the EU are expected.

25 February – Wednesday
17:00 – 18:30 presentation „Ukraine 2008. Report on Transformation” 
18:45 – 20:00 – panel discussion
20:00 – reception

26 February – Thursday
9:30 – 09:45 opening remarks
09:45 – 11:30 – plenary session
11:45 – 18:45 – panel discussions
19:00 – reception

27 February – Friday
09:30 – plenary session
11:15 – 14.00 – panel discussions
14:14 – closing remarks

Plenary sessions
• Ukraine and European Union: Next Step towards the United Europe?
• EU-Ukraine Economic Cooperation: How Many Obstacles to be Overcome?

Panel discussions
• EU Association Agreement for Ukraine: A Breakthrough or a Substitute? 
• Economic Crisis. New challenges for EU countries and Ukraine
• Panel discussion: Free Movement of People in Europe: Ukrainian Dream or Near Future?
• Regional Security Problems: Is Any Common Approach Possible?  
• Energy Security in CEE Region and European Energy Policy.
• Foreign Direct Investments in CEE: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis
• Eastern Partnership Initiative: Value Added or Just a Decor Change?
• Civil Society – Foundations of Democracy
• Regional Security Problems: Is Any Common Approach Possible? 
• Historical Memory: Interpretations and Misinterpretations
• Foreign Direct Investments in Ukraine: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis

Cultural and Art Center "Ukrainsky Dim"
Khreshchatyk 2, Kiev
Ukraine, 01001

Hotel Dnipro****
Khreshchatyk 1/2, Kiev
Ukraine, 01001

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International Charity Foundation “United Word” was founded in 2008. Its main goal is support for integration between Ukraine and international community.
The Foundation works to achieve its goal by making strong effort to promote: integration between Ukraine and international community, social-political issues, economic development, historical inheritance and culture.
Moreover Foundation is supporting development of TV broadcasting, music concerts, arts and humanitarian projects. Foundation’s partners include Ukrainian NGOs, government agencies, foreign NGOs and foreign aid agencies such as USAID. Foundation develops broad network of experts providing world class analysis on current social-economic situation in Ukraine and abroad. The Head of the Board of United World Foundation is Eduard Prutnik.



 The Warsaw Stock Exchange is one of the most dynamically developing markets in Europe. During the 18 years of its history, the WSE has become an efficient market for companies seeking to raise capital. In terms of the number of new listings in 2008 the Warsaw Stock Exchange ranked first in Europe. The WSE is a safe and liquid secondary market for trading in financial instruments of international scope. Since June 2008 the Exchange has its office in Kyiv. http://www.wse.com.pl/http://www.newconnect.eu/http://www.wseinfospace.eu/,http://www.ipowse.com.ua/

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (“Chamber”) is among the most active and effective non-government, non-profit business organizations operating in Ukraine. One of the Chamber’s principal activities is to represent the foreign investment community as well as to facilitate the entrance of potential new investors into the Ukrainian market. The Chamber advocates on behalf of their Members who are from more than 50 nations across the globe not only to the Ukrainian government, but also to all other governments, which are economic partners of Ukraine, on matters of trade, commerce, and economic reform.


The way Ukraine's society embrace the opportunities offered by European integration process will have a direct impact on the country's development prospects.  "The European Party of Ukraine" pursues  European aspirations and treats the European 'agenda' as the main organising framework for the process of vital reforms, which offers a unique chance to real improvements for the quality of life, poverty reduction and social exclusion.  The political party "The European Party of Ukraine" has been functioning more than two years in Ukraine . The main goals of the Party are: participation in the development of a free, democratic, legal state and promotion of Ukraine 's integration into the European Union. In these directions an active work is being accomplished for establishment and support of cooperation with political parties, non-governmental organizations in Ukraine and foreign countries, international and inter-governmental organizations. "The European Party of Ukraine" was founded by young and influential politician MP Mykola Katerynchuk who currently chairs the political council of the party.

The EU-Ukraine Business Council is an independentCEO-level forum for European and Ukrainian business leaders that is set up as anon-profit making organisation in order to promote trade and investment betweenthe EU and Ukraine, to assist companies to develop business opportunities, topromote dialogue between governments and companies to help solve market accessdifficulties and overcome regulatory obstacles both for Ukrainian businesses inthe EU and EU businesses in Ukraine.

Leader of the natural gas market in Poland, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and included in the index of the largest Polish companies (WIG 20). Our core business comprises exploration for and production of, as well as import, storage and distribution of and trade in natural gas and crude oil. The PGNiG Group comprises 57 companies providing highest quality services both in Poland and abroad. The Company has its representative offices in Brussels, Moscow, Kiev, Belarus, and Yemen, as well as foreign branches in Denmark, Egypt, and Pakistan. In addition, PGNiG operates subsidiaries in Norway and Libya. The company’s Odolanów Branch is one of world’s few producers of helium.


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".

Charity is very important part of Petro Poroshenko's activities. Petro Poroshenko Foundation (PPF) is working for more than 10 years. The Foundation looks after poor pensioners, takes care of orphan children and supports families having many children. The Foundation has initiated and organises the following on an ongoing basis: qualification development seminars for teachers and physicians; awards for excellent students; incentives for gifted children; support programmes for orphan children. 

PKO BP is the leading bank in the Polish market. It offers all types of banking services addressed to both individual and institutional customers, including corporate clients. It is the leading organizer of municipal bond issues. The bank is also very active in money and capital markets. PKO BP finances the most demanding investments with involvement of Polish and foreign companies, and also offers its clients products from the Capital Group, i.e.: PKO TFI (Investment Fund), PTE Bankowy (Pension Fund), Bankowy Fundusz Leasingowy (Bank’s Leasing Fund), Kredobank Ukraine www.pkobp.pl.















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