Draft Programme - 3rd meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform

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November 8, 2016

9:30 - 10:00

  • Registration of participants
  • Welcome coffee

10:00 - 10:40  Opening session

           Opening remarks from the CSP Co-Heads:

  • Grygoriy OSOVYI
  • Alfredas JONUŠKA

            Welcome remarks:

  • Olena ZERKAL, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Integration (tbc.)
  • Mykola KNYAZHYTSKYI, Co-Head of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (tbc.)
  • Hugues MINGARELLI, EU Ambassador to Ukraine (tbc.)

10:40 – 11:40  Session 1:  Implementation of the Association Agreement: Progress in Reforms , Major Challenges Ahead and Civil Society Contribution

            A general overview of the situation

  • A GOEEI representative ?
  • A Ukrainian CSP representative(s) -  an overview?

            Progress since past CSP reports

  • Olena PAVLENKO, Dixi Group (on Energy Policy)
  • Olexii KHMARA, Transparency International Ukraine (on Anti-Corruption Policy) (tbc.)

            Discussion

11:40 - 12:00  Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30  Session 2: The War in Eastern Ukraine: the State of Affairs and Actions to Come Out of the Deadlock

  • Iryna GERASCHENKO, Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (tbc.)
  • Olha AIVAZOVSKA, Head of the Board of the Civil Network OPORA  (tbc.)

             Discussion

13:30 – 14:30  Lunch

14:30 – 16:00  Session 3. Anti-Discrimination Legislation and Practice: Rights of Vulnerable Groups in the Context of the Association Agreement

           Co-Rapporteurs:

  • Yulia TYSHCHENKO, Head of the Board, the Ukrainian Independent Centre for Political Research
  • Ulrika WESTERLUND, Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights, EESC member

           Discussants:

  • Sergiy PETUKHOV, Deputy Minister of Justice for European Integration (tbc.)
  • Aksana FILIPISHYNA, Representative of the Ombudsman for children rights, non-discrimination and gender equality (tbc.)

           Discussion

16:00 - 16:30  Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00  Session 4. Labour Market Regulation in the EU and Ukraine: Common Features and Differences. Adaptation of the Ukrainian Labour Legislation to EU Legislation

           Co-Rapporteurs:

  • Vasyl ANDREEV,
  • Andrzej ADAMCZYK,

           Discussants:

  • Sergiy USTYMENKO, Deputy Minister of Social Policy for European Integration (tbc.)

           Discussion

18:30          Dinner

November 9, 2016

9:30 - 11:00    Session 5. Finalizing the Joint Resolution            

             Discussion

11:00 - 11:20  Coffee break

11:20 – 12:20  Session 6. What the CSP Could Do to Succeed with its Mission: Planning Action for 2017

12:20 – 12:30  Meeting Wrap-Up

           Concluding remarks from the CSP Co-Heads:

  • Grygoriy OSOVYI
  • Alfredas JONUŠKA

      

12:45 – 13:30  Lunch