Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 30
11:00 AMKYIVYevhen Bondarenko, Head of the Information Support Department of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea;

Yevhen Maznev, executive secretary of the admission committee of Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University;

Viktor Kuts, coordinator of the educational center “Crimea-Ukraine” of the admissions committee of the Vernadsky Taurida National University;

Valentina Potapova, Head of the Direction of the National Advocacy Department of the Almenda Center for Civic Education;

Violeta Artemchuk, Chief Coordinating Director of the NGO “Donbas SOS”.

All in person.  
Discussion: “Ukraine Welcomes You: Simplified Admission for Applicants from Temporarily Occupied and Frontline Territories”

Topics of focus:
– How can Ukraine sustain connections with young people in the temporarily occupied territories, and how can the admission campaign contribute to this effort?
– What is the “simplified admission system,” and how does it function for applicants from the TOT and frontline areas?
– Educational Centers “Donbas-Ukraine” and “Crimea-Ukraine”: how do they assist applicants from TOT and frontline regions in gaining admission procedures to Ukrainian universities?
– What strategies can be implemented to increase the number of applicants from TOT and frontline territories?

Why is it interesting? June 1 marks International Children’s Day and the start of the admission campaign for young people from Ukraine’s temporarily occupied and frontline territories (TOT). This campaign begins earlier than the general admission process and operates under a “simplified system” that has been in place since 2016 for applicants from temporarily occupied areas.

In 2023, 3,675 students from TOT enrolled in Ukrainian higher education institutions. Nonetheless, around 1.6 million children remain in the occupied territories of Ukraine. A key objective of the Ukrainian government is to show its commitment to supporting these children and helping them gain access to Ukrainian higher and professional education institutions.
1:00 PMKYIVTetiana Katrychenko, Executive Director of the Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR);

Arnaud Froget, Head of Investigation Desk at Reporters Without Borders (RSF), author of the investigation into the abduction of Dmytro Khyliuk, UNIAN journalist (online);

Oksana Romaniuk, director of the Institute of Mass Information;

Lina Kushch, first secretary of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine;

Vasyl Khyliuk, father of Dmytro Khyliuk, a journalist illegally detained by russia.
Press Conference: “Illegal Detention, Torture, Slavery: How russia Wage War on Ukrainian Media Professionals”

Why is it interesting?
The Media Initiative for Human Rights has compiled comprehensive data on over 30 media professionals detained by russian occupiers. At the upcoming press conference, participants will present evidence of war crimes committed against Ukrainian media professionals by russia since 2014. They will also reveal the latest information on Ukrainian journalists captured and unlawfully detained by russia, many of whom remain missing. Among these is UNIAN journalist Dmytro Khyliuk, who was abducted by russian forces on March 3, 2022, during the occupation of Kyiv region.