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№24 (32), 21 March 2017 

Higher education in the context of reform – public opinion. Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation

A nationwide sociological survey “Education in Ukraine” conducted in December 2016 reveals the attitude of Ukrainians towards the state education, showing its positive and negative aspects. For comparison the results of surveys conducted in October 2015, December 2014 and 2015 are provided.  
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Boris Johnson met with NGO representatives to discuss Crimea issues. Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research

During his first visit to Ukraine Boris Johnson, UK Foreign Secretary, had a meeting with representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People and NGO representatives dealing with the Crimea de-occupation. Important messages were delivered.
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Media expert Andrii Kulakov from the Internews Ukraine explains how the Kremlin's propaganda is getting spread in the media space of the post-soviet countries (in Ukrainian)

Ukraine: Checkpoints - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 14 March 2017) by OCHA
Upcoming events in Ukraine:

23.03.2017. Kyiv: Public Discussion by Institute of World policy "Mission Accomplishable? Audit of the EU Efforts in Reforming Ukraine's Civilian Security Sector"
 
23.03.2017. Kyiv: Discussion with Andreas Umland “Ukrainian Nationalism as seen by Western Europe: is there place for fear?”

 
The Fight for Justice Is the Fight for Ukraine’s Future, Atlantic Council

Civil society and international partners agree that a comprehensive judicial reform in Ukraine should be implemented as soon as possible. To meet this need, the Verkhovna Rada adopted amendments to the Constitution and some secondary laws in June 2016 that will depoliticize judges and strengthen their independence, simplify the judicial system, and reboot the judiciary. But will this historic opportunity be properly used?

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How changing Ukrainian society impacts the chances for peace. International Institute for Strategic Studies

Ukrainian society has changed greatly since 2014 in ways that impact the chances for conflict resolution. A group of experts discusses the importance of properly understanding regional divergences in identity, public political attitudes and preferences, the sources of the escalation of violence in the Donbas, how the Yanukovych system persists under Poroshenko, and the impact of the Trump administration.
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Summer school "How is Ukraine Different?". Kyiv School of Economics, Prague Civil Society Centre

On June 26th  – July 8th 2017, Kyiv School of Economics together with Prague Civil Society Centre are organizing summer school "How is Ukraine Different?" to learn about and from the experience of Ukrainian reforms since 2014.
Summer school participants will get the "big picture" and practical detailes of recent policy developments –army and police reform, decentralization, banking sector and fiscal reform, transformation of the energy sector, healthcare and education etc. – from the people directly involved into design and implementation of the changes.
Researchers, policy-makers and students interested in Ukrainian transformation are encouraged to apply.

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Video report: the Brussels UkraineLab2017: Fair of Project Ideas in Support of Reforms in Ukraine, 22 February 2017

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