Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
June 29
11:00 PMODESAYana Titarenko, head of the NGO “Zakon Pryrody”(Rule of Nature) (in person);

Topics of focus:

– How Odesa’s residents can help rescued animals from Kherson region;
– Talking with animals;
12:00 PMODESAValentyna Kolchak, head of the department of physical culture and sports of the Odesa regional military administration (in person);

Topics of focus:

– Summary of the work of the Odesa regional department of physical culture and sports in the first half of 2023;
– Implementation of the social project “Active parks – locations of healthy Ukraine”;
– Creation of a unified register of sports facilities;
– Preparing athletes for participation in the 2024 Olympic, Paralympic, and Winter Deaflympic Games in Paris;
01:00 PM
ODESAAndrian Prokip, energy expert of the Ukrainian institute for the future (online);

Topics of focus:

– The state of the Ukrainian energy system after the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam demolition;
– Possibilities of using gas storage facilities in Ukraine to store gas from the EU states; 
– Possible moving of the Ukrainian energy infrastructure underground; 
– Other challenges of the energy sector in the context of war;
02:00 PMODESAPavlo Bulanovych, director of the department of ecology and natural resources of the Odesa regional military administration (in person); 

Topics of focus:

– The state of pollution of the Black Sea waters as a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant;
11:00 АMKYIV– Iryna Vereshchuk, Vice Prime Minister, Minister for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine;
– Yuliia Zhovtiak, Director of the State Employment Center
– Petro Dobromilskyi, Deputy Head of the Zakarpattia Oblast State Administration;
– Olena Kolesnikova, Head of the Sustainable Development Committee of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine, Head of the Sectoral Council of the Federation of Metallurgists of Ukraine;
– Victoria Zolotukhina, Executive Director of the Public holding “Group of Influence”;

All in person.
A press conference entitled “State support for internally displaced persons”

Why this is interesting

Participants of the event will talk about the state’s assistance to internally displaced persons, opportunities for the rapid and effective integration of IDPs in their new place of residence, employment services for this category of citizens, opportunities to acquire new professions or skills that will help to increase their competitiveness in the labor market.
Registration form:
12:30 PMKYIV– Viktor Yelenskyi, Head of State Service of Ukraine for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience;
– Yuriy Yakymenko, President at the Razumkov Centre;
– Mykhailo Mischenko, Deputy Director of the Sociological Service at the Razumkov Centre;

All in person.
А press conference entitled “Identity of Ukrainian citizens: state and dynamics of changes”

Why this is interesting:

The results of the nationwide sociological survey conducted by the Razumkov Centre on May 23-31, 2023 will be presented during the press conference. The survey measured indicators characterizing the key signs of the efficient implementation of the state policy regarding establishing Ukrainian national and civic identity.
3:00 PMKYIV– Dmytro Natalukha, Chair of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine’s Economic Development Committee;
– Anastasia Radina, Chair of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine’s Committee on Anti-corruption Policy;
– Alla Basalaieva, Chairwoman of the State Audit Service of Ukraine;
– Nadiya Bihun, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine;
– Oksana Prodan, Advisor to the Head of the Association of Ukrainian Cities;
– Yuri Nikolov, Editor at Nashi Groshi.

All in person.
Public discussion entitled “Appropriate or not: How to prioritize public spending during wartime”

Topics of focus:
– Which procurements are appropriate and which are not in wartime?
– Who should be responsible for ensuring that funds are not spent on procurements with dubious benefits;
– How to determine and prioritize the needs at the state and local self-government levels?
– Does the Prozorro system help to use taxpayers’ money more efficiently?
– Where to look for the biggest violations and abuses in public procurement;

Why this is interesting:
In recent weeks, society has been shaken more than once by the news of high-profile purchases, which have been made public via the Prozorro system: from drums and flagpoles to business class cars and the construction of stadiums. In some cases, thanks to the publicity, it was possible to cancel these purchases. But all these cases reveal a broader and a more comprehensive question: how to make sure that during the full-scale war, funds are spent as efficiently as possible and on the right things? And who should be responsible for this?