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Public panel debate organized by the Association for International Affairs (AMO) in cooperation with the Forum 2000 Foundation as a part of 19th Forum 2000 Conference “Democracy and Education”.


Recent public debate on Ukraine in the Czech Republic has been often limited to shallow information about the occupation of Crimea, war in Donbas, alleged right-wing radicalism or economic burdens. How does the government in Kiev implement real reforms that were launched after the elections to Verkhovna Rada in 2014?

The education system plays a fundamental role in the personal development of young Ukrainians and has been therefore identified as a crucial condition for successful transformation of the country. How could the Czech Republic contribute to the process and which reforms have been already performed for the sake of more transparency and introduction of modern trends in education? Which best practices can the Czech education, often criticized for lack of vision and disregard of students’ needs, to reforming education systems worldwide?



  • Oleg Derevianko, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Founder, pro.mova think-tank, Member of the reform Nestor Group
  • Michal Kaplan, Director, Czech Development Agency
  • Michaela Šojdrová, MEP, European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)

Chair: Vlaďka Votavová, Director, AMO

The Czech Republic has supported reforms, modernization and the develolment of civil society in Ukraine via Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Czech Development Agency.

Date and time

Monday, September 14, 2015


European House
Jungmannova 24
Prague 1

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