Ukrainian Renaissance – International Conference

Weekend 22.7.-23.7.2023 10:30-18:00 | Ivano-Frankivsk

The Ukrainian Students for Freedom, Students for Liberty CZ and Operace Kyseláč by Liberální institut are organizing a conference in Ivano-Frankivsk on the topic of rebuilding Ukraine!

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Become a participant of Ukrainian Renaissance — the two-day international conference about the rebuilding Ukraine and the role of youth in approaching it!

Our main goal is to find a path that Ukraine can take after the war and show it to the youth because it is their generation that will play a big role in creating the Ukraine of the future!

During the two days of the conference, together with Ukrainian and foreign experts, we will talk about the following:

  • The impact of war on internal and external political processes in the country (economy, transformation of society and education system);
  • Possibilities of improving the quality of cooperation between public organizations, businesses, and authorities;
  • The influence of students and the international community on the country’s development.

Together we will find answers to questions that will help us understand our next steps toward building a new country or the Ukrainian Renaissance!

You will have the opportunity to personally ask questions to famous Ukrainian and international politicians, journalists, economists, and businessmen during lectures and panel discussions, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Entry fee for the conference – 10 Euros. This money will be used to organize catering.

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Registration deadline – 15 July. Places are limited!

Agenda of the conference


You will have the opportunity to personally ask questions to famous Ukrainian and international politicians, journalists, economists, and businessmen during lectures and panel discussions, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Mykhailo Vynnytskyi (online)

Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, public activist, educator, and author of intellectual publications. He has an MA degree and PhD at Cambridge University, Great Britain

Vít Samek

Former paramedic and publicist. For many years he worked as a paramedic with the Prague City Emergency Medical Service. He became known for his public criticism of conditions in the Ambulance Service, from the purchase of unsafe ambulances to the lack of sanctions for abuse of the ambulance service and unnecessary trivial calls.

Since February 2022, he has devoted his life to helping Ukraine, together with Liberal Institute, founded humanitarian mission to Ukraine ‘Operace Kyseláč’ (Operation Sour Ale), which has delivered over $ 800k worth of material to the country.

Pavel Potužák

PhD at the Prague University of Economics and Business. He specializes in the Austrian theory of the business cycle, capital and interest and the neoclassical theory of economic growth, interest and monetary theory.

Martin Pánek

Director of the Liberal Institute, Czechia’s oldest think tank, based in Prague.
Martin spent six years in the European Parliament as an assistant to Czech and British MEPs, promoting free trade, decentralization, open borders, and libertarian ideas in general.

Now in the think tank world, Martin has been promoting the same ideas and has pushed the think tank to grow in every year. In the past year, much of the Institute’s time and resources have been dedicated to its humanitarian mission to Ukraine which is called “Operace Kyseláč” (Operation Sour Ale), which has delivered over $ 800k worth of material to the country.

Volodymyr Viatrovych

Ukrainian historian, publicist, politician, and public figure. Doctor of philosophy. People’s Deputy of Ukraine of the 9th convocation. Head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory.

Daniil Lubkin

Regional Development Officer of the Ayn Rand Center in Ukraine, co-founder of the youth libertarian NGO ‘Ukrainian Students for Freedom’.

Anatolii Didyk

Volunteer, public activist, II COO of the NGO ‘Ukrainian Students for Freedom’, co-founder of the NGO ‘Kyiv Humanitarian Headquarters’.

Jaroslav Hrycak

Ukrainian historian and publicist, doctor of historical sciences, and professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Editor-in-chief of the scientific yearbook ]Modern Ukraine’, member of the editorial board of the magazines “Ab Imperio”, ‘Judaica Ukrainica’, “Krytyka”, ‘Slavic Review], and member of the supervisory board of the magazine ‘Harvard Ukrainian Studies’. Honorary professor of NaUKMA. Has more than 500 scientific publications on historical topics.

Jana Galvis

Analyst at Liberal Institute, focusing on South American economics and trade relations between Europe and South America.

Denys Zeinalov

A functionary of the NGO ‘Ukrainian Students for Freedom’. Public and political activist, diplomat, international political scientist, expert on international relations, volunteer, and secretary of the youth council at the Rozdilna city council.

Veronika Homolová

Veronika Homolova is a PhD student at the Institute of International Studies of the Charles University in the field of Modern History. She is interested in the concept of territorial autonomy and the right to self-determination. In the last two years, she has been a long-term OSCE and EU election observer in Kazakhstan, Georgia, Hungary and Kenya. She has also briefly observed local elections in Kosovo.

Oksana Savchuk

Ukrainian politician, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, and member of the political party All-Ukrainian Association ‘Svoboda (Freedom)’. From December 2015 to August 2019, the secretary of the Ivano-Frankivsk City Council.

Volodymyr Yeshkielev

Modern Ukrainian postmodernist writer, master of prose, poet, essayist, screenwriter, screenwriter and traveller.

Nataliya Melnyk

Director of the Bendukidze Free Market Center, an independent think tank founded in 2015 by friends and associates of Kakha Bendukidze. She joined the Center’s team in 2016 as a communications manager. After that, she worked as a manager of the development and project activities of the organization for two years. A graduate of the National University ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’ majoring in political science.

Roman Sheremeta

Ukrainian economist, scientist, founding rector of the private university American University Kyiv, doctor of philosophy in economics. Professor of the School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

According to Forbes, he is one of the two best Ukrainian economists of 2015.

Kevin Flanagan

Director of Training & Engagement at Students For Liberty. He has a BA in law and completed a master’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics at the CEVRO Institute in Prague. Driven by the belief that our world can be freer and fairer, he has been actively promoting freedom since 2009, when he founded the first Irish Freedom Forum. Since 2015, Kevin has been an active member of the international organization Students For Liberty.

Adil Abduramanov

Director of regional development of the Ukrainian State University. Ex-president of ELSA Ukraine, adviser on foreign relations to the President of ELSA International.

Vitalii Pereviznyk

Public and political activist, director of the municipal enterprise ‘Memory’, engaged in the search and reburial of victims of wars, deportations and repressions of totalitarian regimes. Ex-head of the public council at the Ivano-Frankivsk State Administration. Head of the Student Fraternity from March 1994 to October 1995.

Ihor Chudyk

Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Rector of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas.

Bohdan Rudkovskyi

Entrepreneur, doctor of primary health care. Volunteer and activist from Mariupol.

Vladyslav Sokha

Public activist, project manager of the youth public organization ‘Stan’ in the ‘Try krapky (Three points)’ program.

Maryana Tsyhanyn

Head of the Youth Policy Department of the Department of Youth Policy and Sports of the Ivano-Frankivsk City Council, director of the NGO ‘Violla’, founder of the All-Ukrainian youth magazine ‘Repost’, author and presenter of TV projects.

Viktor Vintonyak

Patron, entrepreneur, board member of the Ivano-Frankivsk Business Association, coordinator of the ‘City Development Strategy 2030’ program.

Nataliya Vyshnevetska

Public activist, Head of the NGO ‘D.O.M.48.24’

Mykhailo Pustovoit

Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Narcology and Medical Psychology of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine

Vasyl Myroniuk

Rector of the Lviv Institute of Management (private university).

About the organizers

*Organizers of the conference: ‘Ukrainian Students for Freedom’, international youth organization ‘Students for Liberty’, Czech Liberal Institute and ‘Spryamovana Diia (Directed Action)’.

Students For Liberty
The largest libertarian student organization in the world, which unites students from 105 countries. The organization promotes individual, academic and economic freedoms. SFL’s mission is to educate, develop and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty.
Liberální institut
Liberální institut is a Czech think tank currently operating in Prague. It aims to promote the principles of classical liberal thought. The liberal institute tries to develop and apply the ideas of classical liberalism in the Czech and European political systems. Its activities are based on the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace.
Ukrainian Students for Freedom
All-Ukrainian youth public organization based on the principles of protection, popularization and lobbying of the principles of a free society. The mission of the USF is to unite, educate and mobilize Ukrainian youth committed to the ideas of Freedom. Currently, the organization has more than 500 members, conducts educational projects for young people, helps military and civilian victims of war and organizes media campaigns.
Spryamovana Diia (Directed Action)
NGO ‘Directed Action’ is a public organization formed during the Revolution of Dignity through the unification of participants in the events of that time. At that time, the organisation’s goal was to help the participants of the Maidan, later — to support the military, who were defending the East of Ukraine after the annexation of Crimea and the start of the war in 2014. Since the full-scale invasion, the organization has co-founded a project that provides free medical and psychological assistance to war victims.

What should you know additionally about travelling to Ukraine?

1. Is it safe to be in Ukraine at the moment?
Yes, it is safe to be in Ivano-Frankivsk city. The Ivano-Frankivsk region is located in the West of Ukraine. This region has had no major damage, explosions, destruction, or shelling since the beginning of the full-scale war. Air defence in this region and the neighbour areas works perfectly. If there is an air alert, we will communicate about it on our chat, and you will also hear the siren in the city.

Furthermore, in case of an air raid warning, all guests at the conference will be directed to a bomb shelter. There is no reason to panic.

2. How to get to Ivano-Frankivsk?

Your primary mission is to cross the border between Ukraine and the EU. Before you go to Ukraine, please check that you have all the necessary documents for leaving the European Union and whether you are carrying prohibited items for export from the EU in your luggage.

Now about the ways. In any case, you can count on the fact that a transfer for SFL will be provided from Lviv. Therefore, when crossing the border and planning your route, keep in mind that you need to get to Lviv. This is the city of great regional importance, so no matter which route you choose, it will pass through Lviv in 99% of cases.

  • Bus

You can get to Lviv by bus from Prague or any other European cities.

  • Railway

There are also international trains from Europe that can be used to reach Przemyśl (Poland). And from Przemyśl you can also take the railway to Lviv. Also, trains are the most optimal and fastest border crossing.

  • Car

If you have a car, you will have almost no problems! The only thing… You can stand a little longer at the border because the car will be inspected.

  • Railway + bus (or vice versa)

You can combine paths as you see fit!