The first interview of the “Klartext” series with Ukrainian think tanks

Within the framework of the project “Platform for Analytics and Inter­cul­tural Commu­ni­cation” (PAIC) the first interview of the “Klartext” series with Ukrainian think tanks has been published, providing an insight into the Ukrainian energy sector.

The afore­men­tioned interview series aims to increase the presence and public awareness of Ukrainian think tanks, both within the Ukraine and Germany. Additionally, the series engages to convey an image of the overall think tank landscape and general devel­op­ments within the Ukraine. Particular attention is set on the challenges that Ukrainian think tanks are facing regularly, as well as their role for the imple­men­tation of domestic reforms.

As part of the series, an interview was conducted with Olena Pavlenko, President of the DiXi group, one of the leading Ukrainian think tanks within the energy sector. The specific focus of the interview was set around the following topics: (1) which joint projects are conducted as part of the cooper­ation between the Ukrainian Ministry for Energy and Coal Mining, (2) how has the cooper­ation between Ukrainian think tanks and politics changed since the Revolution of Dignity in 2014, (3) what possi­bil­ities for cooper­ation exist between Ukrainian and German think tanks, (4) what promotes the integration of the Ukrainian energy market within the European market and (5) why could the construction of the Nord Stream 2 have a decel­er­ating effect on this integration process.

The project “Platform for Analytics and Inter­cul­tural Commu­ni­cation” (PAIC) is conducted by the Institute for European Politics e.V. (IEP, Berlin), in cooper­ation with the Inter­na­tional Renais­sance Foundation (IRF, Kiev), the Ilko Kucheriv Democ­ratic Initia­tives Foundation (DIF, Kiev) and the think tank initiative “think twice UA” (Kiev), supported by the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The full script of the interview is available in German as a PDF here. Additionally the script can also be accessed in Ukrainian as a PDF here.

In the upcoming interview, Iryna Sushko, Director of the Think Tank “Europe Without Barriers”, discusses questions on the Ukrainian visa liber­a­tions and their role in achieving the imple­men­tation of reforms within the Ukraine. It will be released at the end of September on our website.

"Klartext": Ukrainische Think Tanks im Gespräch (in German)