This year’s forum will include participation of 100 Ukrainian students, selected through an open-call and via a national competition

This year’s forum will include participation of 100 Ukrainian students, selected through an open-call and via a national competition
11 September 2014

Since the forum was founded in 2004, more than 350 global leaders in politics, business, society and media from over 20 countries have gathered at the YES Annual Meeting to discuss the role of Ukraine within wider Europe and the world. For the first time in its history, the YES Annual Meeting will take place in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. In past years, the forum was held at its traditional venue, the Livadia Palace in Yalta, Crimea, which was annexed by Russia from Ukraine last March.

In addition to the high-level forum, YES Annual Meeting has, for the past five years, engaged Ukrainian youth, to help educate, inform and motivate the next generation of responsible leaders. This year’s forum will include participation of 100 Ukrainian students, selected through an open-call and via a national competition coordinated by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s educational program Zavtra.UA and WorldWideStudies. The Zavtra.UA and WorldWideStudies fellows will attend the YES Annual Meeting, participate in meetings with key-speakers and participants, and engage in dialogue with the attendees.

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Anders Aslund
Anders Aslund
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, 8th YES Annual Meeting, 2011
«Ukraine possesses high economic potential which is not used in full»