Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
June 30
01:00 PMODESATamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (in person);

Borys Kormych, head of the department of maritime and customs law at the “Odesa Law Academy” national university, editor-in-chief of the Lex Portus magazine (in person);

Hanna Shelest, director of security programs at the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”, PhD (in person);

Topics of focus:

– Future reintegration of Crimea. Odesa’s perspectives of priorities and risks

More information: The full-scale invasion of Ukraine by russia and the liberation of a number of settlements by the Armed Forces of Ukraine forced the government and society to actively discuss and work on the vision of reintegration of the Crimean Peninsula occupied since 2014.

Thus, during the previous year, the Office of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea together with 36 experts, developed the Strategy of the first steps of the state after the liberation of the Crimean Peninsula. General approaches of the strategy may be found on the Mission’s website, as well as the Strategy of economic recovery of Crimea. It was prepared together with ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine, Kyiv School of Economics, and the Center for Defense Strategies.

The visit of the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva to Odesa provides an opportunity to discuss the regional aspect of the governmental approach to the strategy of reintegration of Crimea.

What is important in the context of Crimea’s reintegration from the point of view of Odesa and Odesa region – as a southern region and as the part of the Black Sea region? What should be taken into account, what are the opportunities and risks?

During the event, Tamila Tasheva will present the approaches developed, and the expert community will join in to discuss regional peculiarities, opportunities, and risks.

11:00 AMKYIV– Svitlana Kashenets, Deputy Minister for Veteran Affairs;
– Natalia Kalmykova, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Veterans Foundation (UVF);
– Oleksandr Chamorsov, veteran, UVF Crisis Hotline Counselor;
– Olena Lashko, UVF Crisis Hotline Counselor;
– Oksana Zbitnieva, Head of Barrier-Free NGO, Head of the Coordination Center for Mental Health under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;

All in person.
Presentation of “The Guide for Veterans and Their Family Members”

Why this is interesting:

This guide is a collection of work and adapted materials based on the experience of the crisis support hotline of the UVF of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs. The guide contains a “Road Map” to the system of psychological, medical and psychiatric care, as well as recommendations for veterans and their family members.
1:30 PMKYIV– Anton Berezan, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education Instructor (Ukrainian Deminers Association NGO) “Explosive Ordnance Risk Education”: networking for fixers

Topics of focus:

– Main risks associated with explosive ordnance;
– Correct attitude to risks;
– How to raise the risk awareness level and understanding risks;
– Practicing safe behavior;

Training duration: 2 hours

Why this is interesting:
According to the specialists, today Ukraine is one of the most EOD polluted countries in the world. The majority of incidents happen to people who haven’t been warned of the risks and have a false understanding of the real danger. One year of war equals at least 10 years of mine-clearing. For example, in Georgia, where the military conflict lasted 6 days, mine-clearing efforts lasted 14 years.

Registration form:

Please note that you are welcome to join the lecture online. Registered members will receive a link to join.