Good Governance Forum 2019

  • Date:
    September 11, 2019
  • Venue
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Дедлайн:
    11 September, 2019

In pursuit of the ideals of a good democratic society, the Aspen Institute will hold the Good Governance Forum 2019. The Forum addresses the major challenges facing democratic societies in the context of the rapid penetration of digital technologies, as well as the institutional and regulatory changes that need to be introduced to ensure more safe and free digital space.

The Forum is designed to allow leaders from different countries to exchange experiences and ideas on how to nurture democratic governance and develop solutions to common problems related to penetration of digital technologies.

The Good Governance Forum is part of the Good Governance Program and is supported by a grant from Luminate and the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine.


The Forum`s core Agenda should address issues related to digital challenges to democracy with special focus on:

Artificial Intelligence Safety: review of recent AI developments and their projection on social processes in different democratic societies, AI influence on transformation of democratic institutions; AI challenges to be addressed in the nearest future (3-5 years) and their relevance to Ukraine; specific measures to be undertaken on different levels of policy making process including international cooperation; AI safety as a research field.

Digital media: review of policy responses to main threats to democracy that stem from evolution of digital media (propaganda, fake news, media toxicity) in different societies.

Digital rights: overview of the main principles of policy making in the field of digital rights, forms of protection and restriction, existing formats of international cooperation in the field.



Representatives of the key stakeholders of the decentralization reform are invited to participate including Parliament, Government, Local state administrations, Local governments, Scientific and expert environment, Business associations, Civil society organizations, international organizations, and projects.


  • Jan Neutze
    Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy and Head, Cybersecurity & Democracy Team, Microsoft, USA
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  • Natalie Jaresko
    Chairperson, The Aspen Institute Kyiv; Executive director, Financial Oversight & Management Board (FOMB) for Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
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  • Jaanika Merilo
    Advisor to the Head of Ukrainian Tax Authority, Coordinator of eHealth, «Country on Smartphone», Ukraine
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