Autumn NATO Academy took place at UzhNU

Autumn NATO Academy took place at UzhNU

"Challenges facing NATO’s Eastern Flank: promoting readiness and mutual understanding" was the title of the Autumn NATO Academy, which was held at Uzhhorod National University. The project was organized by the NGO "Center for International Security" with the financial support of the NATO Information and Documentation Center in Ukraine in partnership with the National Institute for Strategic Studies and Uzhhorod National University.

 On October 25-26, 2018 the speakers and students of UzhNU and several other Ukrainian universities had an opportunity to discuss the current threats and basic principles of regional security, in particular, the consequences of Russian hybrid aggression in Ukraine, develop practical recommendations for strengthening NATO's eastern flank by means of joining efforts of both the members of the Alliance the countries seeking for NATO membership. During the plenary sessions and workshops, the participants discussed specific problems and practical recommendations for the development of regional security and achievements within the framework of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO.

The speakers and participants of the event included the representatives of the Government Office for  Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, the Delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Consulate General of Slovakia in Uzhhorod, the National Institute for Strategic Studies and academic circles (Universities of Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Ostroh and Vinnytsia).

 Foreign guests invited to the event were Audrius Skaistis, honorary member of the Atlantic Treaty Association Lithuania (LATA); Vidas Urbonavichius, member of the Honorary Council of the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union; Daniel Shelihovskyy, an expert of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and others.

 Within the framework of the two-day school there were panel discussions, workshops, where participants were able to model political challenges and seek ways to resolve them.