How will the end result of the US elections influence on democratic reform in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia? Theseand associated questions had been addressed within the second within the Quo vadis? convention collection organised by New Europeans Kiev.
Initially of the convention, Olga Zubrilova, a democracy activist in Belarus and Ekaterina Zuizuik from the Belarus Diaspora had been introduced with the New European of the 12 months Award to The Ladies of the Belarus Opposition’.
The convention examined the state of democracy in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia and the prospects for change within the wake of the US elections. How will the disaster unfold as protests and violent repression continues to mount in Belarus? Are the regional elections that happened in Russia in September constructing a momentum for change? Is democracy taking root in Ukraine? What are the prospects for change following the election of Joe Biden?
The worldwide panel included: Olivier Védrine, New Europeans Kiev (Moderator); Pavlo Klimkin, former International Minister of Ukraine,; Aleksandra Klitina, former Minister of Infrastructure, Ukraine; Ilya Ponomarev, the one Russian MP to vote towards the annexation of Crimea; Ambassador John Herbst, The Atlantic Council, Washington; Mary Dejevsky, The Unbiased, London; Kateryna Odarchenko, Political advisor, Kiev; Christophe Nonnenmacher, Pôle Européen d’Administration Publique, Strasbourg; Anna Zafesova, La Stampa, Turin; Prof. Invoice Bowring, Human rights campaigner; Dr Wolfgang Ressmann, Undertaking Media Dialogue, Germany; Maria Laura Franciosi, Brussels Press Membership Europe; Andreas Umland, Swedish Institute of Worldwide Affairs.