THE FEMINIST UKRAINE – debate at the European Parliament


Debate at the European Parliament

Brussels 1 December 2022, 2 pm – 4 pm

room PHS 4B001 (Paul-Henri Spaak building)

Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament – Evelyn Regner, Ewa Kopacz and Dimitrios Papadimoulis – invite you to ‘The Feminist Ukraine’ debate, co-organised with the Congress of Polish Women in Brussels and Elles sans Frontieres association.
The debate with the leading Ukrainian politicians, scientists, activists and artists will reflect the progressive response of Ukraine – and the Ukrainian women in particular – against an anachronic colonial aggression of Russia as well as societal and political challenges ahead of the country, its European aspirations and a path towards the EU accession.


Opening and welcome interventions: Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament Evelyn Regner, Ewa Kopacz, Dimitrios Papadimoulis

High-level interventions:
Olga Stefaniszyna, Deputy Prime-Minister of Ukraine (live connection from Kyiv)
Kateryna Levchenko, Commissioner for Equality, Government of Ukraine

Debate moderated by Tomasz Bielecki, EU correspondent for ‘Deutsche Welle’ and ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’
Larysa Masenko, linguist professor, co-author of the Ukrainian language law, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Oksana Zabuzhko, author and novelist
Ksenia Smyrnova, lawyer, professor and vice-rector of the University of Taras Shevchenko in Kyiv
Alexandra Hrycak, professor of gender sociology, Reed College in Portland

Questions & Answers session

Closing remarks: Sarah Schlitz, State Secretary for Gender Equality, Federal Government of Belgium

Invitation to the VIII Congress of Polish Women in Brussels: Agata Araszkiewicz PhD, Gender and Sexuality Studies Laboratory LEGS Paris 8 / President of Elles sans Frontières ASBL, Agnieszka Matusiak, professor of the Center for Transcultural Post-totalitarian Studies, University of Wrocław

Translation available for EN, FR, PL, UA, EL

Participants who do not have the badge allowing entering the European Parliament are kindly asked to send their data (name and surname, date and place of birth, number of the ID or passport and its expiry date) to the e-mail address: until 23 November 2022.