Values and leadership in the 21st century

  • Date:
    September 18-22, 2019
  • Venue:
    “Palace Del Mar”, Odesa (Ukraine)
  • Deadline:
    July 27, 2019

Extensive transformations that have unfolded in the Eastern European and the Black Sea region societies, generational change, diversity of social models, the aggravation of internal and external conflicts – these and other factors, creating tensions and contradictions, at the same time shape opportunities for new forms of cooperation. One of the key factors for the success of such interaction is a dialogue of leaders representing business, government institutions, the media, the world of art and science from different countries.

Aspen Institute Kyiv invites you to take part in a seminar aimed at discussing the fundamental values and large-scale development trends of modern post-Soviet societies, and the countries of the Black Sea region in particular. The event is aimed at finding common ground for reflection and resolving of conflicts, identifying possible areas of cooperation, in-depth understanding of the processes going on in the countries of the region. The seminar is a regional non-political platform, which creates an opportunity for establishing horizontal links between leaders and developing a culture of civility.

During the 4-day moderated dialogue based on classical and modern texts, which define and problematize fundamental European ideas, participants will discuss key challenges that post-Soviet societies face today, exchange views on how to resolve them and develop good-neighborly relationship.

Eligible applicants are those who:
– have achieved considerable leadership results in business, politics, government, public services, science, the arts, etc.;
– leaders predominantly from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation, Turkey, and Ukraine, as well as neighboring countries and Baltic countries;
– fluent in Russian;
– opened to the pursuit of new meanings and solutions;
– aged from 30 to 55.

Participation in the seminar is free, on a competitive basis.
Aspen Institute Kyiv will cover all costs of the seminar (lodging, meals, documents, etc.) except travel to and from Odesa (Ukraine).
Seminar group of participants will consist of 19-21 people.


The seminar is supported by Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a Project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.