European Café, Kharkiv

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 15:45
Club "Sixth Corner", Maidan, Kharkiv
Roman Petrov

The first European Café Debate to be organised in the framework of the project EUNPACK will be held at Club "Sixth Corner", Maidan, Kharkiv on 20 October, from 3:50pm to 6pm.

On that occasion, Kateryna Pishchikova (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa) and Kateryna Ivaschenko-Stadnik (Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine) will present initial findings from the research conducted by the joint research team “Crisis in the Neighbourhood”, in particular on the encounter between EU crisis-management practices and local responses in Ukraine. The presentations will specifically revolve around a perception study carried out in selected locations across the country during the summer 2017 — namely, a survey assessing how local stakeholders consider the EU approach to crisis management and the European commitments towards local ownership and conflict sensitivity.

The presentation of the findings will be followed by a debate, to which representatives of the local media, NGOs, associations as well as institutions have been invited to take part. The workshop will be chaired by Roman Petrov, who coordinates the Kiev-based research team of EUNPACK and is also the president of the Ukrainian European Studies Association (UESA).

The European Café Debate will take place at the end of the first day of the Annual UESA Congress, whose 11th annual meeting is devoted to the topic of “Conflict Transformation and Promotion of European Common Values in Ukraine and Eastern Partnership”.