Earlier, on October 18-19, the All-Ukrainian Conference of Compatriot Organizations representing various Russian organizations in Ukraine for the first time in the modern history of Ukraine established the All-Ukrainian Coordination Council of Russian Compatriot Organizations composed of 15 representative of regions and 14 leaders of all registered all-Ukrainian and international compatriot organizations. .
At the Roundtable Conference leaders of Russian organizations in Ukraine, Russian and foreign experts, and representatives of the Russian authorities will discuss urgent problems relating to the life of the Russian compatriots in Ukraine.
The participants will discuss the following agenda:
1. Why do numerous Russian organizations in Ukraine prefer to compete rather than to cooperate with each other?
2. Will the All-Ukrainian Coordination Council of Russian Compatriot Organizations help to solve this problem?
3. Cooperation of Russian state agencies with Russian compatriot organizations in Ukraine.
4. Prospects of cooperation between Russian NGOs and Russian compatriot organizations in Ukraine.
5. Coordination of activities of Russian compatriot organizations in Ukraine in the context of information warfare conducted against Russia and Russian World.
6. Mass media as an instrument of Russian compatriot consolidation in Ukraine.
7. Memorable dates of the Russian history (300th anniversary of the Poltava Battle, 200th anniversary of N.V. Gogol) in the context of cooperation between Russian state and public entities and Russian compatriot organizations in Ukraine.
The Expert Roundtable Conference will be held on the eve of the World Conference of Russian Compatriots (Moscow, October 31 – November 1, 2008) and attended by members of the All-Ukrainian Coordination Council of Russian Compatriot Organizations, officials of the RF MFA Department on Cooperation with Russian Compatriots Abroad, Russian State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs and Relations with Compatriots, Russian President’s Agency for Inter-Regional and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, Russian and Ukrainian experts, representatives of public organizations and journalists.
The Roundtable Conference will be held in Internet-Hall of the Central House of Journalists: 8A Nikitski Boulevard (Metro Station Arbatskaya), Moscow. Opening time – 11:00.
Phone No. (495) 718-84-11; fax: 129-21-25; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.