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.
Videos of the presentations can be seen on the IICRR’s YouTube channel here. Photos of the event can be seen here.