YES is an international network established to promote the development of a just, free and prosperous Ukraine, to open the country to the rest of the world and to support Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.
We believe the debate of new ideas and fresh thinking is at the heart of a strong and healthy democracy. YES is an open forum for the exchange of views which allows to learn from international best practices, and operates beyond the traditional ways of looking at issues. It also proposes and promotes concrete policy solutions.
YES is an independent organization which brings together high-level participants in Ukraine and internationally: policy-makers, business leaders, thinkers, researchers and journalists.
YES hosts lectures, working groups and public debates in Ukraine and in the European Union, publishes regular contributions and organizes an annual summit in Yalta.
Thørbjorn Jagland, Secretary General, Council of Europe, 8th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2011