Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
July 9
11:00 AMKYIVVadym Guttsait, President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (in person); Preparation of Ukrainian athletes for the Olympic Games in Paris

For reference:

From July 26 to August 11, 2024, the Summer Olympics will be held in the capital of France, Paris. Athletes will put themselves to the test in 32 sports. At the 2024 Olympics, athletes will compete for 329 sets of medals. There will be a total of 48 types of competitions in 32 disciplines. Four more were added to the 28 main sports: breaking (break-dancing), skateboarding, climbing and surfing. For the first time in history, an equal number of men and women will compete in the Olympics.
12:00KYIV Ihor Lossovskyi, Deputy Head for Digital Development, Digital Transformations and Digitalization of the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnic Affairs and Freedom of Conscience (DESS);

Viktor Kovrei, Head of the Department of Cooperation with Ethnic Communities at the DESS;

Zemfira Kondur, Senior Project Officer for the Council of Europe’s project “Supporting the reform of the national minority legal framework and the resilience of national minorities and Roma in Ukraine” (online);

Olga Zhmurko, sociologist, expert at the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine (online);
Announcement of a comprehensive study of pertinent interethnic relations issues in Ukraine

Why this is interesting:

The comprehensive study will encompass a nationwide survey, an all-Ukrainian monitoring of public opinion, and regional investigations. In particular, the nationwide study will cover: examination of ethnic, linguistic, and religious identities among Ukraine’s residents; analysis of demographic shifts; study of public sentiments toward national minorities and indigenous peoples of Ukraine; assessment of conflict risks; and identification of pertinent issues related to interethnic relations, national minorities (communities) and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples of Ukraine.