Aspen Institute Kyiv Dialogue Platform brings together leaders who are interested in anti-corruption issues to discuss ways to build integrity in Ukraine

On October 6—10, 2021, within the framework of the “Integrity and Governance” Project, the first “Dimensions of the integrity” Seminar was held. The event brought together civil servants, academics, NGOs and international organizations, the media community, and experts in preventing and combating corruption.

26 participants joined the discussion. Reflecting on the texts of classical and modern thinkers, they exchanged their views on ways to build integrity in Ukraine with an emphasis on: 

  • historical evolution, modern definitions and approaches; 
  • moral, ethical and policy dimensions of integrity; 
  • overview of existing legal frameworks; 
  • role of leadership in promoting integrity. 

The seminar was moderated by Denis Poltavets, Program Development Director, and Roman Kobets, PhD (Philosophy), Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.


The issue of integrity in Ukraine remains one of the most relevant for our society. Therefore, Aspen Institute Kyiv attracted leaders who are interested in anti-corruption activities to find ways to establish a culture of integrity in our country. We are convinced that the dialogue of leaders will contribute to the development and implementation of integrity practices among Ukrainian civil servants in the context of preventing corruption. — says Olena Fomina, “Justice, Law, and Society” Program Director.

The event was held within the framework of the Integrity and Governance project. The Integrity and Governance project is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for Democracy.