DCU’s Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR) hosted a one-day international event “Ukraine: one year after Maidan”, at the Helix, Dublin City University, on Thursday, 12 February 2015.
The European Union has struggled to develop an agreed analysis or a coherence and purposeful response to events in Ukraine. The aim of this event was to present the complex situation in Ukraine from various perspectives, to discuss the necessary steps for a comprehensive and sustainable solution, and to explore whether there is a potential for small states such as Ireland to play a role in building a EU consensus.
The keynote speaker was Aleksander Kwaśniewski (President of Poland 1995-2005). Until November 2013, President Kwaśniewski co-led the European Parliament monitoring mission in Ukraine. Other speakers included Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (2010 – 2014) along with Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian MP (2006 – 2014) and Maidan activist; Sergey Markedonov, Associate Professor Russian State University for the Humanities and Thornike Gordadze, former Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia.
Please see the event programme HERE.