Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
September 1
1:00 PMKYIV– Oleh Korikov, Acting Chairman – Chief State Inspector for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of Ukraine (in person);A year of work by the IAEA’s permanent monitoring mission to the ZNPP
3:00 PM KYIV– Peter Pomerantsev, British journalist, specialist in media and propaganda in modern russia (online);
– Yevhen Bondarenko, Head of the Information Support Department of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea (in person);
– Valentina Potapova, Head of the Direction of National Advocacy Department of the Almenda Center for Civic Education (in person);
– Anastasiia Vorobiova, analyst at Almenda (online);
School education under russian occupation: Incitement to hatred and destruction of Ukrainian identity

Topics of focus:
– Narratives that russia imposes on children in the occupied territories through textbooks;
– How russian educational propaganda is gaining momentum. What to expect in the near future. And how does russian propaganda work on children, what makes it effective?
– Legal assessment of russia’s actions to impose russian education on the temporarily occupied territories. Is it possible to bring to justice the authors and distributors of the textbook in the temporarily occupied territories?
– What to do after de-occupation, how to reintegrate youth and children. Strategy from the Ukraine President’s Mission in the AR of Crimea.

Why this is interesting:
On September 1, a new academic year begins for children from occupied territories. For some, it will be the 10th year, and for others, it will be the second year of living in such circumstances. For all these years, russia has been using education for propaganda purposes, destroying the Ukrainian identity of children and militarizing them. And school textbooks are their integral tool.
The news about a unified textbook on the history of russia with a chapter on the invasion of Ukraine, which will also be studied by children in the occupied territories, recently circulated in the Ukrainian and Western media. However, in reality, textbooks with such propagandistic narratives have existed for a long time, and children have been using them to study since the beginning of the occupation.

In addition, after the de-occupation of part of the territories of Kharkiv and Kherson regions, freshly printed textbooks were found in schools, the content of which differs from the textbooks that children had used in the occupied territories before February 2022.