Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
August 29
11:00 PMODESAOleksandr Ostapenko, combatant, member of the information center “Maidan Monitoring” (in person)

Serhiy Shevtsov, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Philosophy at the Odesa National Univercity (in person)

Leonid Shtekel, journalist, editor-in-chief of the “Odesa Daily” (in person)

Hanna Yatvetska, sociologist (in person)
Panel discussion: What Ukraine will look like after fifteen years of war

Topics of focus:

– How will the “long” war affect various aspects of our lives: politics, education, media, and demographics?

– Why do some people believe that it will last for at least another 15 years?

– Is it possible to end the war before Putin’s death?
12:30 PMODESANatalia Kushnerska, head of the Brave1 project (online)

Topics of focus:

– Defense tech cluster BRAVE1 – grant opportunities for developers. The team’s focus is on the “Army of Electronic Warfare and Robots”
01:30 PMODESARuslan Martsynkiv, Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk (online) 

Ruslana Parobetska, coordinator of the Save Business Now initiative (online)

Dzvenyslava Stetsuniak, grant manager at Promprylad Foundation (online)
Topics of focus:

– Business relocation to western Ukraine, support for IDPs and Ivano-Frankivsk business community
ODESAKateryna Nozhevnikova, founder of the “Monster Corporation” charity foundation (in person)Topics of focus:

– Why the public money should not be spent on non-critical needs during the war
11:00 AMKYIV– Ruslan Hurak, Head of the State Service of Education Quality of Ukraine; 

– Olena Zaplotynska, Head of the SURGe project’s Initiative for Ensuring Access to School Education; 

All in person.

Presentation of the nation-wide study on the toll on education: results of student testing

Why this is interesting: 
A nationwide monitoring study of the quality of education in general secondary education institutions under the conditions of war was conducted to determine and track 6th and 8th grade students’ progress with learning Ukrainian language and mathematics (algebra and geometry). The results of the study show which topics students mastered better and which worse as well as the level of success by region and the factors affecting their success.

During the event, the participants will also present diagnostic tools for overcoming educational losses caused by war. 

12:00 PMKYIV– Denys Marchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council (in person) 

Harvest 2023 and export of Ukrainian products

Topics of focus:
– Current results of the harvest campaign;
– Farmers’ plans for sowing winter crops;
– The grain corridor issue and plans for the export of Ukrainian products;