Twenty three Zavtra.UA scholarship holders and five winners of the WorldWideStudies competition took part in the 8th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) held September 15 -18, 2011, in Livadia palace, Yalta.
Fundamental changes taking place in the modern world give rise to challenges, as well as new opportunities, stated President of Poland (1995–2005), Chairman of the Board of YES Aleksander Kwasniwski at the concluding session of the 8th Yalta Annual Meeting
Touching the changes in architecture of the global world order, Kwasniewski noted: “Nobody doubts that we are in the process which would build the world architecture in 21st century
Ukraine, which current economic growth is equal to 4%, may double the growth rate and reach Turkey, which demonstrates 9% growth today. This statement was made by Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow of Peterson Institute for International Economics, one of the leading world’s experts in Ukrainian economy, in the discussion on prospects of Turkey and Ukraine development. “Ukraine possesses high economic potential which is underused,” he said.
Key global trends in the information sector will result in formation of a “global intelligence” composed of all people connected via PCs, declared Yuri Milner, founder of Russia-based Digital Sky Technologies, during the discussion “Key Trends That Will Shape Tomorrow’s World” at the 8th Yalta forum of YES.
Religion in XXI century will play an important role in society development as before, and if politicians underestimate the need for peaceful coexistence of religions, this may result in conservation and exacerbation of the existing conflicts and may give rise to new ones. This idea was voiced out in the course of discussion “Key Trends That Will Shape Tomorrow’s World” by Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997 – 2007) at the 8th Annual Meeting of YES.
Commitment to freedom and human rights is one of the key forces in modern society, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thornbjorn Jagland said in the course of discussing human right and democracy in wider Europe at the 8th Yalta Annual Meeting of YES.
Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, believes that the agreements with the EU to be signed soon should include prospects for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union. The leader of Ukrainian government declared so during the discussion “Eastern Europe and the Role of Ukraine” at 8th Yalta Meeting of YES.
Clear prospects for membership in the European Union is necessary for Ukraine and Moldova, Prime Minister of Moldova Vladimir Filat stated in the discussion “Eastern Europe and the Role of Ukraine” at 8th Yalta Meeting of YES.