Past eventResearch Event

Ukraine’s Transformation: Assessments and Solutions

5 July 2017 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Lancaster House, London, UK


Speakers include:

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice-Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ukraine
James Sherr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Oleksiy Melnyk, Co-Director, Razumkov Centre, Ukraine
Francis Malige, Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, EBRD
Oleksandr Danyliuk, Minister of Finance, Ukraine
Ron van Rooden, Assistant Director, European Department, IMF 
Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner, CEO, Horizon Capital
Peter Wagner, Head, EU-Ukraine Support Group 
Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director, European Endowment for Democracy
Taras Shevchenko, Co-chair, Reanimation Reform Package, Ukraine
Andreas Prothmann, Head of Ukraine Task Force, German Foreign Office
Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Defence Secretary (1992-1995), Foreign Secretary (1995-1997), Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee (2010-2015), UK
Ambassador Tomasz Chłoń, Senior Officer, NATO Public Diplomacy Division
Taras Kytsmey, Co-Founder and Board Member, Soft Serve
Nataliya Mykolska, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Trade Representative of Ukraine



Since 2014 Ukraine has been facing challenges unprecedented in recent history, as it tries to transform its ineffective state while constantly under the pressure of Russian military aggression. Success in unlocking economic potential depends upon securing borders, eliminating corruption and establishing a rule of law. The government in Kyiv has undertaken a series of reforms in attempt to open the country to the West, increase transparency and stabilize the economy. But much remains to be done.

With coverage of Ukraine largely absent from the Western media, this Chatham House conference will provide a high-level ‘warts and all’ discussion about Ukraine’s successes and its failures. Does Ukraine matter for European security? If so, how? What are the domestic political impediments to change? How can economic growth be kick-started?

This Chatham House conference will take place the day before a joint UK-Ukraine hosted intergovernmental Ukraine reform conference on 6 July, which will bring together Ukraine's international partners to launch its Reform Action Plan 2017-20 in front of the international community.

Pricing and booking information 

Chatham House Corporate Members - £600 (excl VAT)

Non-members commercial organizations - £900 (excl VAT)

NGOs, Academics and Media – Free (limited places)


For enquiries relating to the conference agenda or sponsorship please contact Orysia Lutsevych, Ukraine Forum Manager via [email protected]

For registration, media accreditation and other general enquiries please email Anna Morgan, Ukraine Forum Administrator via [email protected]


Ferrexpo Plc

Western NIS Fund

JKX Oil and Gas

Informational Technologies of Ukraine

ARAWAK Energy International Ltd

Information Partners

European Business Association

Ukrainian British City Club

American Chamber of Commerce, Ukraine

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