The 7th Youth Kyiv Security Forum will be held on 21th-22th February 2019

18 February 2019, 10:20

The upcoming Thursday, on February 21, the 7th Youth Kyiv Security Forum will begin. The representatives from all regions of Ukraine, as well as from Georgia, Germany and Poland will discuss modern challenges the International Organizations are facing (EU, NATO, OSCE, CoE, UN). At the end of the Forum, participants will present their own alternative view of the work of the mentioned organizations.

The speakers of the 7th Youth Kyiv Security Forum: Prime Minister (2014-2016) and the Founder of Open Ukraine Foundation Arseniy Yatsenyuk; Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov; Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Lilia Hrynevych; Deputy Director of the NATO Information and Documentation Centre Viktorija Cieminyte; UNHCR Representative in Ukraine Pablo Mateu; Representative of the Secretary General in charge of the co-ordination of the co-operation programmes in Ukraine Marten Ehnberg; Ambassador, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Henrik Villadsen; journalist Vitaly Portnikov and others.

Forum starts on February 21 at 11:30.

Place of the Forum is «Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv» (Naberezhno-Khreshachatyts'ka St, 1).

Working language of the Forum: English.

Accreditation for media is required. Please follow the link till 18:00 February 20, 2019. Contact person – Anton Shkuro – (044) 359 18 40, [email protected].


NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Ukraine (NIDC) was established in May 1997, on the eve of signing the NATO-Ukraine Charter on a Distinctive Partnership, which serves as the founding document for the relationship between NATO and Ukraine. The NIDC is part of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and was the first information office established by NATO in a Partner country. More information about the Center can be found at following link:

Friedrich Ebert Foundation is the oldest political foundation in Germany, that has a rich social-democratic tradition from the date of its founding in 1925. The Foundation was founded as a political testament of Friedrich Ebert, the first president of Germany who was democratically elected, and whose name the Foundation was called after. The key activity of political Foundation is implementing the fundamental ideas and values of social democracy: freedom, justice, and solidarity. More about the activity of the Foundation in Ukraine you may find following the link:

Organizer of the Forum is the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation is an international foundation, established in July 2007 for strengthening and development of Ukraine’s reputation in the world. The main tasks of the Foundation are improving international reputation of Ukraine and increasing its promotion abroad, promoting international cooperation with Ukraine and public diplomacy.


Youth Kyiv Security Forum is the platform for discussion of current issues of international relations and foreign policy of Ukraine by young experts. The purpose of the forum is to strengthen the role of the new generation of experts, to improve their ability to participate in the process of political analysis and development.