Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication (PAIC): Think Tank Conference in Kyiv

Between 30 November and 1 December 2017, the Think Tank Conference in Kyiv, which is the fifth edition of its kind and mainly organized by the Inter­na­tional Renais­sance Foundation (IRF, Kyiv), offers a unique exchange platform for repre­sen­ta­tives of Ukrainian and inter­na­tional think tanks.

This year, the conference is held in cooper­ation with the Institute for European Politics e.V. (IEP, Berlin) within the framework of the project “Platform for Analytics and Inter­cul­tural Commu­ni­cation” (PAIC). Particular emphasis will be placed on the synergies between univer­sities and think tanks, instru­ments of advocacy and quality of analyt­i­cally accom­pa­nying the associ­ation agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Strength­ening the bonds between Ukrainian think tanks and estab­lishing transna­tional partner­ships with German think tanks is likewise of major signif­i­cance.

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 German Federal Foreign Office in 2017–2018.