Registration open: 2nd International Forum on Donbas “Reintegration in eastern Ukraine – improving the humanitarian situation and enhancing people-to-people contacts in the conflict region”

On November 13 in Kyiv, the CivilM+ platform organises the 2nd International Forum on Donbas “Reintegration in eastern Ukraine – improving the humanitarian situation and enhancing people-to-people contacts with the non-government controlled territories”. 
The event will bring together diplomats, international and local experts and civil society discussing the integration of the population living under the daily burdens of the ongoing conflict. 
The national and international experts will debate during the panel and group discussions outcomes of Ukrainian state and civil society policies in this field as well as other conflicts and peacebuilding efforts from all over the larger European region, and their applicability to the Ukrainian context. 
Among other topics, the forum will particularly focus on: 
- physical barriers,fears, and security risks hampering communication between population living on different sides of the frontline,

  • trade, education, and state services (as pensions) as tools of integration
  • media strategies in a contested area / stereotypes and communication
  • challenges of lacking rule of law in the territories the Ukrainian state temporary does not control,
  • concept and particular aspects of transitional justice
  • transparency and efficiency of local governance in conflict-affected territories.

The working languages of the event will be English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Please indicate your interest in participation by filling out the registration form (https://bitly.su/87DPMiq). A more detailed program will be send to the email, which you suggest in the form. A limited amount of funding is available to cover participants travel costs.

The event is kindly supported by the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Germany and the Slovak Ministry of the Foreign Affairs.

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