Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 3
12:00 PM
ODESARoman Hrygoryshyn, Deputy Head of the Odesa regional military administration (in person);

Olena Ivanova, head of the office of work with territorial communities of the Agency for regional development of the Odesa region (in person);

Artem Vyvdych, national expert on community restoration of the All-Ukrainian Association of United Territorial Communities, expert of the Swiss-Ukrainian DECIDE project (in person);
Topics of focus:

– Development of a strategy for the development of the region and the Forum for the reconstruction of Odesa region “Safety. Integration. Potential” as a public start of this process;
– Support of international partners;
– Operation of the Regional Development Agency;
– EXPO 2030
1:30 PM
KYIV– Emine Dzhaparova – First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;

– Halyna Hryhorenko – Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine;

– Volodymyr Sheiko – Director General of the Ukrainian Institute;

– Jamala – Ukrainian singer, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

All — in person.
Ukraine’s cultural events within the Eurovision Song Contest

Media accreditation:

Topics of focus:
– Representing Ukrainian culture at the Eurovision Song Contest and its impact on the positive image of Ukraine;
– The primary public events of Ukraine and the Ukrainian cultural ambassadors’ activities.

Why this is interesting:
Eurovision international song competition starts on May 9. Last year, Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest, but due to the war unleashed by russia, this year’s contest will be held on behalf of Ukraine in the friendly United Kingdom.
3:00 PMKYIV– Mykyta Poturaiev, Chair of the Humanitarian and Information Policy Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (online)Freedom of speech in Ukraine: modern challenges and threats

Topics of focus:

– The impact of the war on freedom of speech in Ukraine and the world;
– What measures are being taken today to improve the freedom of speech;

Why this is interesting:
Since 1992, World Press Freedom Day has been celebrated annually on May 3. This is one of the international days celebrated by UNESCO member states.
3:30 PMKYIVYurii Sobolevskyi, First Deputy Head of Kherson Oblast Council (online)Several-day curfew and shutdown of Kherson: what is known?

Topics of focus:

Introduction of a 58-hour curfew in Kherson: what is known;
The current situation in Kherson and the region;