The Forum was opened with the remarks, made by Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. The Forum was focused around three big topics: “Sustainability of the Political System”, “Energy Sector: Points of Growth” and “Ukraine in the Changing World” (European integration through comprehensive reforms,
Impact of changes across Europe on Ukraine’s foreign policy, New political face of Europe, The Marshall Plan for Ukraine). Amongst the speakers of the Forum were Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Luc Jacobs, Ambassador of Belgium to Ukraine, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Director of IRSEM, French Ministry of Defence, Jérôme Vacher, IMF Permanent Representative in Ukraine; Torsten Woellert, European Commission, Support Group for Ukraine, Team Leader Energy & Environment, Iryna Geraschenko, First Vice Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament, Hugues Mingarelli, EU Ambassador to Ukraine. Matthes Buhbe, Director of the Regional office of Friedrich Ebert Foundation presented the results of the nation-wide social opinion poll “Ukrainian society and European values”, which showed that 56,6% of polled Ukrainians consider the value of peace, 42,7% - human life, 33,3% - human rights, 28,2% - personal freedom personally important for them.