The 8th Youth Kyiv Security Forum will be held on 21th-22th February 2020

17 February 2020, 09:18

The upcoming Friday, on February 21, the 8th Youth Kyiv Security Forum will begin. This years' topic is "Old Challenges New Dynamics: Plans for the Twenties". Organizer of the Forum is the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation in partnership with the Embassy of Canada and NATO Information and Documentation Centre.

More than 200 representatives from all the regions of Ukraine, as well as from the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic will discuss modern challenges the world is facing, such as social, demographic and ecological challenges.

The speakers of the 8th Youth Kyiv Security Forum:

- Prime Minister (2014-2016) and the Founder of Open Ukraine Foundation Arseniy Yatsenyuk;

- The Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine Alexander Vinnikov;

- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine Larisa Galadza;

- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Great Britain to Ukraine Melinda Simmons;

- Philosopher and writer Vakhtang Kebuladze;

- Journalist Vitaly Portnikov.

Forum starts on February 21 at 11:00.

Place of the Forum is "Park Inn By Radisson Kyiv Troyitska" (Velyka Vasylkivska str., 55).

Working language of the Forum: English.

Accreditation for media is required. Please follow the link till 18:00 February 20, 2020.

Contact person – Anton Shkuro – (044) 359 18 40, [email protected].

Official hashtag #yksf2020


The Open Ukraine Foundation is an international foundation, established in July 2007, at the initiative of Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Zbigniew Dzhymala for strengthening and development of Ukraine’s reputation in the world.


The Canadian Embassy in Ukraine, under the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) program, supports small, but highly effective projects that meet the Government of Canada's international assistance priorities. The program is aimed at supporting initiatives developed mainly by local partners.

The CFLI is also called upon to maintain positive bilateral relations between Canada and the recipient countries and their civil society, by deepening contacts and supporting local initiatives.

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.


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.