THE YOUTH KYIV SECURITY FORUM DEDICATED TO UKRAINE'S ACCESSION TO NATO WILL TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 11
On June 11, 2021, the Kyiv Security Forum, founded by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation, will hold its ninth annual youth meeting.
This year, the Youth Kyiv Security Forum will take place on the eve of the NATO summit in Brussels, scheduled for June 14, and will be dedicated to the integration of Ukraine and the countries of our region into NATO.
The large-scale meeting will bring together well-known Ukrainian and foreign politicians, diplomats, experts, as well as more than four dozen young professionals from all regions of our country and young colleagues from Georgia. Dozens more participants will be present online throughout all panel discussions and will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.
The main goal of this year's Youth KSF is to appeal to NATO member states with strong support and a clear demand for Ukraine and Georgia to join the Alliance.
Among the Ukrainian speakers are Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Chairman of the Kyiv Security Forum, Olena Kondratyuk, Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Olga Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine in 2014-19, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Chairwoman of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Committee on the EU integration, Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Serhiy Rakhmanin,
Participants will be addressed by NATO Special Representative and Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs James Appathurai, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2005-09, Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations in 2013-16 General Philip Breedlove. Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States in 2010-15 and Member of the Lithuanian Seimas Zygimantas Pavilionis, Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine Alexander Vinnikov, Director of the NATO Information and Documentation Center in Ukraine Vineta Kleine, and prominent international members of the Atlantic Council.
- How to unite the national forces of Ukraine for the Euro-Atlantic goal?
- How to join the efforts of Ukraine and Georgia and other countries in the region to gain NATO membership?
- What message is the youth of Ukraine and Georgia sending to NATO and what do they expect from the Alliance Summit in Brussels?
These and other issues will be at the center of our discussion.
The forum will be broadcasted on June 11 at 11:00 Kyiv time on our resources:
Venue - Hotel "Fairmont" (Naberezhno-Khreschatytska, 1, Kyiv).
Youth KSF is conducted in cooperation with NATO Information and Documentation Center in Ukraine, the Atlantic Council (USA) and the Economic Policy Research Center (Georgia).
Youth Kyiv Security Forum is a platform for discussion by young experts of current issues of international relations and foreign policy of Ukraine.