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The Quadrologue. What values provide a common European future

“European Dialogue” Expert Group and Konrad Adenauer Foundation have completed a joint project focused on studying populism as a contemporary European and Russian phenomenon. As the result of the study early in 2018 a team of European and Russian experts published a book “Populism as a Common Challenge”. The European Dialogue website presents the ninth chapter of the book, in which Nickolay Petrov, political scientist, professor, Higher School of Economics, and member of our expert group looks into the nuances of Russian populism, revealing how it has been manifesting itself and anchoring in substitutes since 1999

The Quadrologue. Eastern Ukraine in search of peace in Europe

A group of like-minded social activists and experts from think tanks in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany held a number of meetings starting from autumn 2015 in an attempt to imagine new security layout in Europe, discuss possible scenarios of the European future, explore solutions to the crisis between Russia and Ukraine as well as Russia and the West. Following a number of meetings the group has prepared an analytical report highlighting possible solutions for these problems. Here is the second part of report detailing the current situation in Eastern Ukraine and estimating chances for reintegration of this region.

The Quadrologue. What is a new European security order based on?

A group of like-minded social activists and experts from think tanks in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany held a number of meetings starting from autumn 2015 in an attempt to imagine new security layout in Europe, discuss possible scenarios of the European future, explore solutions to the crisis between Russia and Ukraine as well as Russia and the West. Following a number of meetings the group has prepared an analytical report highlighting possible solutions for these problems. We are delighted to present the 1st part of the report, which is devoted to attempts in finding a new balance for establishing European security

Education reform: the start is easy, but the way is far

Ukraine has been in the process of reforming its education since early in 2000. And yet, the scale of what is starting today is mind boggling. Authors of the reform believe that Ukraine needs to learn how to live in the 21st century and it can do so by providing more autonomy to its educational institutions. The main challenge here is making sure that the move results in education developing further, and does not cause the domino falling effect

The routine of decentralisation

Decentralisation was the first sweeping reform declared by the new Ukrainian authorities after the Revolution of Dignity in 2014. The idea was to fully transform the state governance model through empowering municipal authorities. Ukraine’s principle of administrative division traces its origin to the Soviet system and until recently included three main and familiar levels: central, regional, and local. Nearly all collected tax revenues went to Kiev, from where they were redistributed in the notorious “manual mode”. The reform is based on the subsidiarity principle, which dictates that all public services shall be provided at the lowest and most remote level from the center, at which these services remain feasible and can be provided efficiently

Ukrainian elites at the start of the presidential campaign

Active presidential campaign in Ukraine is not starting before the fall but the upcoming elections are setting the political agenda already. The main intrigue is whether Petro Poroshenko, incumbent president will stand real chances to be re-elected

The future of peace and security in Europe. Ukrainian-Russian-Polish-German four-sided discussions

A group of like-minded social activists and experts from think tanks in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany held a number of meetings starting from autumn 2015 in an attempt to imagine new security layout in Europe, discuss possible scenarios of the European future, explore solutions to the crisis between Russia and Ukraine as well as Russia and the West. After documenting this process Heinrich Boll foundation released its report that was later called The Quadrologue

"Ukraine today: the main trends." Issue #4

Ukraine today. The fourth set of materials about recent events in this country has just been published. It describes the extent, to which presidential elections shape the political landscape, and how reforms, which are carried out with various degree of success, form new economy and new system of state governance. Special sections of the report are devoted to the educational system of Ukraine and its decentralization

Ukraine today. Economic indicators for the first half of 2018

Testing the policy of inflation targeting in extreme conditions, crisis-type budget regulation, attempts to kick-off multiplicative effect. Modern Ukraine is a country of large scale economic transformations and practical testing of solutions suggested by experts from all over the world

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