New Europeans invites you to join us for an
International conference on democratic reform in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia
English and French
20:00 Kyiv - 19:00 Rome - 18:00 London
The world has just witnessed one of the most important elections of our generation in the USA. By contrast, elections in the former member states of the Soviet Union are "terra incognita".
Is there more to elections in the region than a toxic cocktail of corruption, repression, and dictatorship?
What prospect is there that Ukraine, Russia and Belarus can become working modern democracies?
Belarussians are still fighting for their freedom weeks after a fraudulent election.
In Russia, Putin is attempting to shut down all democratic debate.
Since Euromaidan in 2014, a reform process has taken shape in Ukraine. But significant challenges and difficulties remain.
What can we expect from the national elections that took place in Belarus in August?
Or the regional elections that took place in Russia in September?
And the local elections that took place in Ukraine in October?
How will the outcome of the US elections impact on democratic reform in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia?
Join us to discuss these issues with a stellar panel of experts and practitioners as we ask:
Quo vadis Belarus, Ukraine and Russia?
Chief Editor of the Russian Monitor and a director of New Europeans
NEW EUROPEAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Citation by Maria Laura Franciosi, Board Member of New Europeans and Roger Casale, Secretary General of New Europeans
with responses from representatives of the Belarus oppostion and Belarusian diaspora
Democracy activist, Belarus
Coordinator, Belarusians in Italy
Former Vice-Minister for Infrastructure of Ukraine
Former member of the state Duma and the only member of the Duma to vote against the annexation of Crimea during the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Former Foreign Minister of Ukraine
Former Moscow, Paris and Washington correspondent, The Independent
Columnist at The Independent (London)
Political consultant, Founder and CEO SIC Group
Directeur chez Pôle Européen d'administration Publique - Strasbourg
Birkbeck College, University of London and President of the European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights
Journalist at Il Foglio, La Stampa, Linkiesta and Russia watcher
Non-resident researcher at Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Manager of the Project Media-Dialogue supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
Maria Laura Franciosi
Founding President of the Brussels Press Club and board member of New Europeans
Former US AMmbassador to Ukraine