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Ukraine's Challenging year
28.2.2013 Visitor's centre, Little Parliament
In February, STETE organised a seminar on Ukraine's OSCE Chairmanship and OSCE's future challenges and opportunities in the Visitor's Centre, Little Parliament.
Ukraine's priorities for the Chairmanship was discussed in the seminar, as well as how Ukraine will be tackling these themes during its Chairmanship period. Some other topics which were discussed in the seminar were the Helsinki +40 process, OSCE's future challenges and opportunities as well as what is the role of the civil society in Ukraine's Chairmanship term.
Presentation's by the speakers:
”Ukraine’s challenging year”
28.2.2013 at 10.00-12.00
Visitor’s centre, Little Parliament (Arkadiankatu 3, Helsinki)
The seminar will look into the challenges and opportunities which the OSCE will face in 2013. The current OSCE Chairmanship country, Ukraine has raised some important issues such as human trafficking, media freedom and protracted conflicts amongst its top priorities for the Chairmanship term. How will Ukraine be able to response to the challenges presented by the Chairmanship when the country's own internal situation is demanding? These questions and challenges amongst others will be considered from the perspective of the OSCE and Ukraine.
Member of Parliament Sari Palm (Christian Democrats), STETE’s Vice Chair
”OSCE: Helsinki +40”
Ambassador Timo Kantola, Finland’s Permanent representation to the OSCE
”Ukraine’s Chairmanship of the OSCE: priorities for action”
Charge d’Affairs Oleksii Selin, Embassy of Ukraine in Finland
”Reflections on the OSCE presidencies”
Researcher Hanna Smith, Aleksanteri Institute
”OSCE Ukrainian Chairmanship priorities from the experts point of view”
Senior researcher Hanna Shelest, National Institute for Strategic Studies
Questions and discussion