The 2013 World Forum for Democracy on “Rewiring democracy – reconnecting citizens and democratic institutions in the information age” will be held in Strasbourg on 27-29 November 2013. This second edition will explore participatory initiatives and innovative ideas which have the ambition to increase institutions’ transparency and foster more deliberation and citizen influence on decision-making (for more information on this event, please consult the Forum’s website). This Forum offers an occasion for the Schools of Political Studies to explore issues with prominent European and international personalities.
Just as importantly, the Forum provides ample opportunity for the participants of the 19 Schools of Political Studies to meet each other, learn from eachotherandinspireeachother. Inanumberof meetings specifically organised for the Schools, participants will be able to discuss common problems in bilateral and regional meetings, and to meet Judges from the European Court of Human Rights. In many cases the links forged at such events help build international networks which last for entire careers.
FOCUS ON ALUMNI OF THE UKRAINIAN SCHOOL OF POLITICAL STUDIES (MARCH 2013)
Anatoliy Amelin, Commissioner, National Securities and Stock Market Commission
Oleksandr Bilous, Fellow at Koretsky Institute of State and Law of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Assistant to Minister of Justice
Volodymyr Bogatyr, Partner at LCF Law Group, Deputy Minister of Justice (2007-2011)
Oleksandr Bohutskiy, Director-President, ICTV (TV network)
Yuryi Bova, Mayor of Trostyanets
Darya Chepak, Press-Secretary of the President of Ukraine
Dmytro Gorchakov, Political Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine
Oleksandr Kharebin, President, Expert Ukraine Information Group
Kateryna Kotenko, Executive Director, Industrial Television Committee
Alina Koval, Secretary of the City Council of Volochysk
Yulia Kovalevska, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine (V-VI convocations)
Andriy Kozyura, Director General, Legal Company "Liga- Pravo"
Armen Kurginian, Head of Sales Department, Caparol Ukraine
Anatoliy Maksymchuk, Deputy Director General, STB (TV Network)
Oleg Petrenko, First Deputy Director General, Universal Clinic "Oberig"
Elina Shishkina, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine (VI convocation)
Oleksandr Starukh, PhD at .F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Former Governor of Zaporizhye Oblast
Dmytro Voloshenkov, Deputy Head of Odessa Oblast Administration, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine
Vladyslav Voskresenskiy, CEO and Co-founder, Invisible CRM
Igor Zhovkva, Head of FDI Department, State Agency for Investment and National Projects of Ukraine (SAINPU)