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Ukraine: Dialogue instead of Monologue

  • Republikanischer Klub 1 Rockhgasse Wien, Wien, 1010 Austria (map)

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.

Please register: Claudia Hofer,

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