Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
October 23
11:00 АMKYIV– Roman Hryshchuk, MP, Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science and Innovation (online);

– Olha Kuryshko, Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (in person);

– Valentina Potapova, Head of the Direction of National Advocacy Department of the Almenda Center for Civic Education (in person);

– Anastasia Kalinina, a lawyer at CrimeaSOS NGO (in person). 

Briefing entitled: “Admission campaign 2023 for Ukrainian children in the occupied Crimea and Sevastopol as an indicator for staying connected with youth in occupied areas”

Topics of focus:
– Admission campaign 2023 for applicants from Crimea: a civil society organization monitoring based on applicants’ appeals, testimonies of an activist assisting with university entry, official requests to Ukrainian higher education institutions and the Ministry of Education and Science in Crimea;
– Possibilities for legislative regulation of access to education to keep in touch with young people from occupied areas, in particular;
– The activities of the Ukrainian parliament and the Committee on Education, Science, and Innovation in the area;
– The Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea activities regarding steps strengthening educational reintegration. How the Mission sees maintaining ties with the youth in the occupied AR of Crimea and Sevastopol;
– Achievements and challenges of the 2023 admission campaign for children from temporarily occupied territories according to the Higher Education representative who was in charge of education seekers from Russian-occupied territory acceptance;

Why is it interesting?
A simplified Ukrainian university and college admission system for children from temporarily occupied areas has been in place since 2016. During the education institution entry process, more than 150 applications from residents of the temporarily occupied Crimea seeking to get Ukrainian education were issued to Almenda. The activists held meetings and had conversations with future applicants to disseminate information directly in Crimea and then helped them communicate with the universities. However, according to the results of the 2023 admission campaign, only 86 Crimeans became students. That’s the lowest rates since 2015 (2016 – 153, 2017 – 204, 2018 – 254, 2019 – 264, 2020 – 397, 2021 – 337, 2022 -137).
11:00 АMKHARKIV–  Yevhen Vasylenko – spokesman of the Main Office of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region

Briefing: “Briefing regarding the operational situation in the Kharkiv region for the period October 16 – 22, 2023″