The Frontiers of Europe conference organized jointly by Brookings Institution, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and Yalta European Strategy (YES) has started in Kyiv and will be held on December 16-17, 2008.
The main issues addressed during the discussions are Europe and its enlargement processes, European perspective of Ukraine, democracy and rule of the law in the context of the European integration, energy connections and the Obama foreign policy agenda.
About 200 participants are taking part in the conference "Frontiers of Europe" in Kyiv, among which are such famous experts, political and public actors as Carlos Pascual, Daniel Benjamin, Richard Morningstar, Ed Chow, Arseniy Yatseniuk, Volodymyr Gorbulin, Alexandre Kwasniewski, Nino Burdzhanadze, Andrey Kokoshin and many others.
"Frontiers of Europe", a project of the Centre on the United States and Europe (CUSE) operating under the Brookings Institution Program for Foreign Policy, was started in 2006, with the goal of exploring the policy options for creating a Europe "whole and free" at a time of a deep transformation.
This project proved CUSE as a leading high level forum in Washington focused on the future of Europe and as a catalyst for a better understanding of issues of common interest for Europe and America.
Today, CUSE is at a final stage of a two-years project. This phase is mainly focused on studying the regions bordering with Europe - Ukraine, Turkey, Western Balkans and Caucasus - in the context of their aspirations for full integration into the European space, expansion fatigue in the EU, and the US efforts to deepen the relations linking these regions with the trans-Atlantic community.
The Victor Pinchuk Foundation has been actively supporting the activity of the program "Frontiers of Europe" and taking part in it since 2006.