Experts of the National Institute for Strategic Studies Valeriy Kravchenko and Oleksandra Davymuka joined the press briefing on “Ukrainian Frontier: Challenges for Transcarpathia and Black Sea Littoral”. During this event the experts represented research in frames of the project “Ukrainian Frontier”, initiated by a public organization “International Security Center” (ISC) and the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS). The project was implemented with the support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Ukraine, partnered with the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs, and the Ukrainian Institute of Staff Development in the Media Sphere (Ukrteleradiopressinstitute).
During April and May in 2019 representatives of the NISS, the ISC and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Ukraine researched problems of district centers in Zakarpattia Oblast (towns of Mukachevo, Berehove, Khust), Mykolaiv Oblast (towns of Pervomaisk, Yuzhnoukrainsk, Ochakiv) and Odessa Oblast (towns of Podilsk, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Bolhrad).
The aim of the project is defining of urgent threats and challenges in Transcarpathia and Ukrainian Black Sea Littoral — multicultural and multinational districts, where risks exist of increased conflictogenity, instigated by external and internal factors. Another aim of the project is development of guidelines regarding minimization of defined destructive influences, as well as increased quality of good governance on the level of communal self-government, local and central authorities.