20 February 2019

16th YES Annual Meeting

Ukraine, Kyiv,.12 – 14 September 2019

The 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” will be held on September 12-14, 2019 in Kyiv. Over 400 leading politicians, diplomats, businessmen, civil activists and experts from 26 countries will take part in the conference organized by Yalta European Strategy in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

The forum will focus on governance for happiness, and will analyze today’s main challenges from that angle. Today, traditional political and economic systems are challenged by protest parties and politicians outside the mainstream. International alliances and institutions are under stress. Are our systems and structures strong enough to face the economic, technological, security and ecological challenges we face?

The conference will look at today’s main global challenges, and will explore where governance for happiness can help address them. A new global survey on happiness and governance will be presented and discussed at the YES meeting.

At the same time, the conference will give a comprehensive insight into Ukraine after the presidential and parliamentary elections. What are the main tasks ahead of the new leadership, what are the ways forward envisioned, and who are the people to implement them?

In Kyiv, world-leading decision-makers, opinion-leaders, business people and thinkers will look at a changing Ukraine and world and discuss ways forward.

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