CORONAVIRUS:

CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES

Coronavirus: challenges and responses

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most prominent global challenges in the 21st century. The global pandemic has triggered unprecedented threats to human life and health, while forging world economies to act quickly in response to economic fallouts. The new way we must adapt to live and communicate in, demands from us a new model of relaying information and including mainstream dialogue.

Along with the background of these changes, a lot of difficult questions have arisen in states and countries. The topics and forms of discussion of each country need to be accessible in the dominant discourse. Ukraine is no exception. The main purpose of the forum is to give Ukrainian society the platform to discuss these questions. The fight against the virus is a matter of national security for Ukraine, and therefore this is the focus of the Ukrainian Government for 2021. We want to have open communication accessible.

In order to discuss and answer these questions, the Office of the President, the Government, and representatives of Parliament will unite their efforts with international experts, and government representatives from leading countries, as well as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and USAID.

Objectives of the Forum:

Conduct an inclusive dialogue between the government and society on combating the pandemic;

Demonstrate the level of authorities' readiness to overcome the pandemic;

Identify the vaccination strategy and action plan as the Government's main priority for 2021;

Demonstrate the high level of international cooperation, as well as a partnership with the EU in terms of the fight against COVID-19;

Foster behavioral change regarding the vaccination as the main way to return to normal life and to accelerate economic recovery;

Ensure greater access of Ukrainians on the information of the vaccine, as well as to counteract misinformation and fake news.

Gallery

Schedule

DAY ONE FEBRUARY 8, 2021
DAY TWO FEBRUARY 9, 2021
DAY THREE FEBRUARY 10, 2021
Presenter: Andriy Kulykov

Co-founder of Hromadske Radio

I SESSION
10:00 – 11:00

UKRAINE AGAINST THE VIRUS

Volodymyr Zelensky

President of Ukraine

Overcoming pandemics in 2021: strategic vision

Ukraine in the world after the pandemic

WORLD AGAINST THE VIRUS

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General of the World Health Organization

International and national pandemic agenda

What the world should have done differently: lessons learned

What will be the world after COVID?

EU AGAINST THE VIRUS

Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission (video)

How to overcome pandemic in 2021?

EU role Vaccination: new border or an act of the global effort and solidarity

Health, economy, security: building up global resilience

II SESSION
11:10 – 12:40

ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE, OR EACH FOR HIMSELF: THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST PANDEMIC

Moderator: Svitlana Kovalchuk

Executive Director of Yalta European Strategy (YES)

Olga Stefanishyna

Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine

Dmytro Kuleba

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Matti Maasikas

Head of EU Delegation to Ukraine

Kristina Kvien

United States Chargé d'affaires ad interim to Ukraine

Edward Lucas

journalist, foreign policy observer, Center for European Policy Analysis (online)

Cooperation with the EU and international cooperation on vaccination

Virus and a new geopolitics

Free movement of Ukrainians in 2021

Joint struggle against the hybrid threats

III SESSION
12:50 – 14:20

VACCINATION AS A TICKET TO THE NORMAL LIFE OF THE COUNTRY

Moderator: Kateryna Bulavinova

Health Specialist, UNICEF

Maxim Stepanov

Minister of Health of Ukraine

National vaccination plan

Readiness of medical infrastructure

Vaccine safety

Accountable medical procurement

HOW TO INCREASE CONFIDENCE IN VACCINATION?

Maxim Stepanov

Minister of Health of Ukraine

Arūnas Dulkys

Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania (online)

Jarno Habicht

Representative of the World Health Organization and Head of the WHO Office in Ukraine

Lotta Sylwander

UNICEF Representative in Ukrainee

Mykhailo Radutsky

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance

Types of vaccines, history of vaccination and its significance for the world

COVID Vaccines

Race of manufacturers and world trends

Logistics: vaccine’s way from the manufacturer to the patient in Ukraine

How to communicate about the vaccination

Vaccination as a part of the social responsibility

Organization of field vaccinations

SPECIAL SESSION
14:30 – 16:00

CONVERSATION OF RELIGIOUS FIGURES OF UKRAINE

Moderator: Eugene Glibovytsky

Founder of Pro.Mova

Yevstratiy (Zorya)

Archbishop of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Filaret (Kucherov)

Metropolitan of Lviv and Galicia, Head of the Synodal Department for Health and Pastoral Care of the Ukrainian Orthodox Churche

Oleksa Petriv

Mitred Archpriest, Head of the Department of External Communications of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Igor Bandura

First Deputy Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches

Sheikh Akhmed Tamim

Supreme Mufti of Ukraine, Head of Administration of Ukrainian Muslims

Yaakov Dov Bleich

Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine, President of the Union of Jewish Religious Organizations of Ukraine (online)

Efforts of the Ukrainian religious leaders to combat the COVID

Presenter: Andriy Kulykov

Co-founder of Hromadske Radio

I SESSION
10:00 – 10:20

GOVERNMENT ACTION PLAN TO CURB THE PANDEMIC IN 2021

Moderator: Andriy Kulykov

Co-founder of Hromadske Radio

Denys Shmyhal

Prime Minister of Ukraine

Financial support of the vaccination: Government’s readiness

Vision of the economic recovery in 2021

Assistance to vulnerable groups

Prospects for cooperation with international financial organization

II SESSION
10:30 – 12:00

2021: ECONOMIC DIAGNOSIS AND RECIPES FOR THE RECOVERY

Moderator: Kyrylo Kryvolap

Executive Director of the Economic Recovery Center, adviser to Prime Minister of Ukraine

Ihor Petrashko

Minister for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine

Oleksandr Tkachenko

Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine

Tim Yeend

Chef de Cabinet, principal advisor to the DG at the World Trade Organization (online)

Ruslan Stefanchuk

First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament of Ukraine

Roman Leschenko

Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Kateryna Glazkova

Executive Director of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP)

How COVID and quarantine restrictions affected the economy of Ukraine?

Which sectors of Ukraine’s economy have suffered the most and which are the least?

How effective was the state aid to certain sectors and companies?

How Ukrainian business has transformed in times of COVID?

What should be expected by the business in 2021?

III SESSION
12:10 – 13:10

SUCCESSFULLY OVERCOMING CHALLENGES IN TIMES OF PANDEMICS

Maria Van Kerkhove

COVID-19 Technical Lead at the World Health Organization (online) Science against pandemics: lessons learned from a year of COVID-19

Valeria Ionan

Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Digital instruments for business during lockdown

Sergey Gaydaychuk

Founder and President of the CEO Club Invisible capital

Dmitro Salimonov

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Trade&Export Professional, Golden Tile Ceramic Group Crisis Management: 7 rules to save your business

IV SESSION
13:20 – 14:50

EDUCATION IN 2021

Moderator: Oksana Gutsait

TV presenter at ICTV

Serhyi Shkarlet

Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine

Serhiy Babak

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science and Innovation

Harry Patrinos

Practice Manager for Education for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank (online)

Serhii Koleboshyn

Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, All-Ukrainian Online School educator

Ivan Prymachenko

Co-founder of the Educational platform Prometheus

Vasyl Dyakiv

Teacher of the Year

How did the education system adapt to the quarantine restrictions?

Quality of online education: implications for 2021

International practices for education during lockdown

Is self-education during pandemics effective?

Long-term impact on the educational system and its consequences for the vulnerable population

Digital inequality and distance learning. Social isolation

V SESSION
15:00 – 16:30

REGIONS AGAINST THE VIRUS

Moderator: Vasyl Golovanov

Ukraine 24

Oleksiy Chernyshov

Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine

Kyrylo Tymoshenko

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration

Viktor Lyashko

Deputy Head of the Minister of Health of Ukraine

Serhiy Osachuk

Head of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration of Ukraine

Ihor Kuzin

Acting Director of Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Natalia Ivanchenko

Acting CEO of the Lviv Region Laboratory Centre of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Natalya Yemchenko

Director of Public Relations and Communications at Ukraine's financial and industrial group SCM

Readiness of the regions for the vaccination and their cooperation with the capital

Regional know-hows to combat the pandemic

Plans for 2021: fight against distrust to vaccines

Presenter: Andriy Kulykov

Co-founder of Hromadske Radio

I SESSION
10:00 – 11:30

INNOVATIONS IN TIMES OF COVID

Moderator: Olesya Zaluska

Deputy Chief of Party at USAID Competitive Economy Program Ukraine

Mykhaylo Fedorov

Deputy Prime Minister for Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Kaimo Kuusk

Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Ukraine

Dovydas Vitkauskas

Team Leader of EU Project PRAVO-Justice

Nadiya Omelchenko

Vice President of IT Integrator

How has COVID affected human relations and technology?

The most interesting tech-inventions in times of COVID

Economy and innovation in times pandemics

Ukrainian IT sphere during COVID

Vaccination passports

II SESSION
11:40 – 12:50

CRIMEA AND DONBAS AGAINST THE VIRUS

Moderator: Anton Korynevych

Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

Oleksiy Reznikov

Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine

Sergіy Morgun

Head of Sanitary and Epidemiological Department Command of the Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Chief State Medical Officer of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine)

Matilda Bogner

Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (online)

Olga Skrypnyk

Chair of the Crimean Human Rights Group Board

Deoccupation in times of COVID

Vaccination of citizens living on the temporary occupied territories

The impact of the pandemic on the reintegration efforts of the Government

Vaccination of the Ukraine’s Armed Service

Epidemic situation in the frontline zone

III SESSION
13:00 – 14:30

PANDEMIC: DISINFORMATION AND MISINFORMATION

Moderator: Volodymyr Yermolenko

Philosopher, journalist, expert of Internews Ukraine

Taras Shevchenko

Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine

Jurgis Vilčinskas

Deputy Head of Division, Strategic communications and Information Analysis, EEAS (online)

Liubov Tsybulska

Head of Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group of Ukraine Crisis Media Center

Gillian McCormack

Chief of Party for USAID's Media Program in Ukraine

Fighting misinformation, fakes, Russian propaganda: actions of the state and civil society

European and international experience

SIDE EVENTS