Donnerstag, 13. April 2017

Panel discussion Ukraine: Dialogue instead of Monologue

Dialogue instead of MonologuePLATFORM for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution in Ukraine

The Platform for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution in Ukraine
is pleased to invite you to the
Panel discussion

Date Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 7.00 p.m.
Venue Republikanischer Club, Rockhgasse 1, 1010 Vienna

Yevgenia Belorusets, artist, author and photographer, Kiev/Kyiv
Gudrun Gusel, manager of Foreign Aid Caritas, Vienna
Roman Koval, mediator, director of the Institute for Peace and Common Ground, Kiev/Kyiv
Oliver Vujović, journalist, general secretary of SEEMO (South East Europe Media Organisation), Vienna

Hannes Swoboda, MEP ret., president of the International Institute for Peace, Vienna

A solution for the conflict in Ukraine is not to be seen anywhere. While the Trilateral Contact Group is painfully struggling for at least some progress in their negotiations, the humanitarian situation of the people is dramatic – particularly in the areas near to the contact line in Eastern Ukraine. Aides and OSCE observers on the ground are under pressure, as are journalists and artists. The rivalling political narratives present a picture of several monologues competing with each other rather than a sorely needed dialogue about the living and working conditions of the groups mentioned, as well as the ideological differences within Ukrainian society.

The Austrian Platform for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution in Ukraine is an alliance committed to a large number of dialogue supporting initiatives in Ukraine. They are to be implemented in 2017 – the year of the Austrian OSCE presidency – with a view to long-term effects. The panel discussion will give information about the projects envisaged and show existing and future possibilities for dialogue and conflict resolution in Ukraine.

The discussion will be held in English.