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May 25, 2017

Hotel “Hilton”, Conference Room “Dallas”

Live stream


09:30 – 10:00



10:00 – 10:10

Welcoming remarks

Kęstutis Lančinskas, Head of EUAM Ukraine

10:10 – 10:30

Opening statements

· Ivan Miklos, Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms

· Fabio Della Piazza, Head of Political Section, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

10:30 – 11:40

Panel I: Communicating Policy Implementation

In the midst of information overload, government institutions should be more mindful of choosing ways of communication to reach citizens effectively. Tailoring government communication strategy to our current information-rich environment is critical to successful policy implementation.

Moderator: Vineta Kleine, Senior Strategic Communications Adviser, EUAM Ukraine


· Ivan Miklos, Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms

· Ulana Suprun, Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine

· Alina Frolova, StratComms Adviser to the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine

· Dmytro Stoliarchuk, Director of Department for Information and Public Relations at Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine/ Press-secretary of the Prime Minister of Ukraine

· Natalia Stativko, Press Secretary to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

11:40 – 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00

Panel II: Communicating the Fight against Corruption

Corruption is multifaceted and, in different countries, it may have different manifestations. Consequently, it presents a complex and uneasy communication challenge. Anti-corruption communications should be relevant to the society and resonate within culturally accepted norms, while they are targeted at changing the paradigm of what is “culturally accepted”.

Moderator: Luciano Scambiato Licciardi, Strategic Communications Adviser, EUAM Ukraine


· Davis Sirmais, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, Latvia

· Maksym Gryshchuk, First Deputy Head, Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Office of Ukraine

· Daria Manzhura, Head of External Communications Department, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

· Yurii Butusov, Editor-in-Chief, Censor.net

· Oleksandr Lemenov, Anti-Corruption Group Manager, Reanimation Package of Reforms

13:00 – 14:00



14:00 – 15:10

Panel III: Communicating in a Crisis

During a crisis or emergency, communication is key. Clear and well-though communication can limit the reputational consequences to an organization and ensure that the public sees it as competent, reliable and prepared. The changing communication environment also redefines the way an institution responds in a crisis.

Moderator: Cormac Smith, Strategic Communication Adviser to the Foreign Minister of Ukraine


· Barbora Maronkova, Director, NATO Information and Documentation Centre

· Andriy Lysenko, Chief Consultant, the Main Department for Information Policy, Administration of the President of Ukraine

· Antin Shaposhnikov, Coordinator Deputy, Security and Defence Strategic Communications Group, Administration of the President of Ukraine

· Oleh Slobodyan, Spokesperson, Assistant to the Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

· Oleksandr Kalitenko, Project Manager, Transparency International Ukraine

15:10 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

Panel IV: Communicating and Partnering with Civil Society and Media

Establishment of an effective mechanism for dialogue provides a platform for regular, two-way communication between government and non-government stakeholders. Having a constructive dialogue and ongoing collaboration in place, civil society and the media can play a key role in advocating and advancing government reforms.

Moderator: Ronan Goggin, Senior Spokesperson, Head of the Press and Public Information Department, EUAM Ukraine


· Liis Kasemets, Governance Adviser, Strategy Unit of the State Chancellery of Estonia

· Artem Bidenko, State Secretary, the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine

· Mariana Betsa, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

· Borys Davydenko, Editor-in-Chief, CEO VoxUkraine

· Halyna Kalachova, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Ekonomichna Pravda

16:30 – 17:00

Conclusions, closing remarks


· Ferdinand Koenig, Public Relations Officer/Spokesperson, EUAM Ukraine

· Ivetta Delikatna, Public Communications Expert, the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine

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