Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
November 18
02:00 PMODESALeonid Shtekel, chief editor of Odessa Daily (in person);
Yuriy Rabotin, head of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine in Odessa region (in person);
Anatoly Boyko, founder of the Izbirkom newspaper (in person);
Olga Sira, Chornomorski Novyny newspaper (in person)

Topic of focus:

– Odesa’s journalists demand a moratorium on changes to legislation on freedom of speech, information, and mass media during the war

Why is this interesting?

On August 30, Verkhovna Rada adopted in the first reading draft law No. 2693-d on media. Also, amendments to the law “On Information” are currently registered in the parliament. The Odesa journalistic community believes that under the guise of war, the authorities are trying to significantly limit the work of the mass media.
03:00 PMODESA Iryna Bardina, chairman of the board of the “BALKIVSKA-20” condominium (in person); Stanislav Draganov, president of the Association for Innovative Development of Households (in person)

Topics of focus:

– How condominiums prepare for war;
– Issues of heating, water supply, electricity, gas supply in wartime;
– Assistance from the state and local authorities
ODESAVitaly Danilov, volunteer (online);
Denis Sukhanov, volunteer (online);
Valery Zarubin, volunteer (in person)

Topics of focus:

– Aid to Kherson;
– Assistance to the military;
– Aid to civilians;

11:00 AMLVIVIvan Baran, Deputy Chief of Staff — Head of the Department for Border Control Organization of the 7th Carpathian Border Detachment, Lieutenant Colonel
Serhii Kurylo, Deputy Chief of Staff — Head of the Department for Border Control Organization of the 7th Carpathian Border Detachment, Major
(in person)
Topics of focus: 
–        The situation at checkpoints in Lviv region
–        The rules for crossing the border under martial law
–        The results of border guards’ work.
–        Arrests of men liable for military service for attempting to violate the state border outside checkpoints.
1:00 PMLVIVDiscussion “Discrimination and violence — do we need to talk about it during the war?” UN Security Council Resolution 1325 — Women. Peace. Security”
Solomia Rybotytska, Deputy of Lviv Oblast Council, Head of “Equal Opportunities” deputy group
Natalia Karpenchuk-Konopatska, President of Women’s Business Chamber of Ukraine
Olha Lishyk, UN Women Project Specialist, Head of “Women of Luhansk Region” Public Association
Svitlana Kalinina, Career Advisor at VONA (She) national career hub
Tetiana Sai, Deputy of Busk City Council and Krasne Village Council
Feodosia Kolesnyk, Head of “Feodosia Kolesnyk European Education Center” NGO
Iryna Klymovych, Journalist, Public Activist, Head of “Kadryky” Educational Center
Event Moderator — Natalia Starepravo
Co-Moderator — Dana Mekhedova – Member of the Council-Head of the Humanitarian Policy Development Department of “Union of Women of Ukraine” all-Ukrainian Public Association; Chairwoman of the Board of the Union of Women of Lviv Region NGO, Neuropsychologist.
Issues to be discussed: 
–   Finding tools for interaction between state and public institutions to overcome all forms of discrimination and violence
–        Separately, we’ll pay attention to the following question: Can the “language issue” be considered one of the types of discrimination?
–        Peacemaking is the role of women!
Pre-registration form is available at the link.
12:00 PMKYIVMykola Lukashuk, Chair of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, Deputy Chair of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Defense Council (online)Topics of focus:
— the current military situation in the region
— the aftermath of missile strikes
12:30 PMKYIVAliona Luniova, Advocacy Manager at Zmina Human Rights Center (in person)Topic of focus:
An experimental procedure for issuing certificates for the return of Ukrainians who were deported to the russian federation has begun to work.
2:30 PMKYIVGyunduz Mamedov, expert on national and international criminal law, candidate of law, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine in 2019-2021 (in person)Key topic:
The judgment of the court in the case of the downed flight MH17
Topics of focus:
— legal and ethical evaluation of the judgment of the court
— the prospects of punishing the guilty
— the significance of the judgement for the families of the victims and their lawsuits
3:00 PMKYIVOleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center (in person)Topics of focus:
— the current situation with electricity in Ukraine
— restoration of energy infrastructure facilities
— operation of nuclear power plants