Ukraine has to meet many challenges in order to overcome the economic and political crisis. A total transformation of all state institutions is needed, economic and social systems have to be reformed as well. After holding democratic Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2014, the next milestone for Ukraine will be the local elections in the fall of 2015 and Parliamentary elections in 2019. In the last year the young generation turned out to be the driving force in this transformation process. But how can a social activist become a good decision-maker? What challenges and obstacles does one encounter? What are the first steps before and after being elected to the regional or city council?

In order to increase political education and to encourage young people to participate in political life of the country Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Foundation launches School on Policy-Making and Development of Civil Society (a 3-year long-term project for young people interested in politics, policy-making and development of effective civil society which will incorporate different formats of educational activities, including meetings with European politicians, MPs; debates, round-tables, simulations and case-studies).

Kiev Dialogue and Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Foundation are pleased to invite you to the first lecture of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn School on Policy-Making and Development of Civil Society.

Opening ceremony will take place on March, 19th with a discussion on German political system. The opening discussion will focus on: „Young Generation as a Driving Force in Politics “


17:00                   Welcome

Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, Head of the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Charitable Foundation

Anka Feldhusen, Deputy Ambassador, German Federal Foreign Office

Rostyslav Pavlenko, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration

17:30                   Lecture “Political party system in Germany”,  Johann Zajaczkowski, Robert Bosch Lecturer, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

18:30                   Inputs

 Nicolas Sölter, Deputy of the Regional Council, Chairman of the CDU district association in Elmshorn, Assessor in the National Board of the Young Union

Lisa Yilmaz, Councillor in Kiel, Assessor in the Board of the SPD parliamentary group

Viola von Cramon, former MdB, German Bundestag, Alliance 90/The Greens

20:00                   Reception

The working language is English


Conference Hall of International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv), Shuliavska street, 10/12 B, 04116, Kyiv