On 11 June, from 10:00 until 22:00, the annual fair «Francophonie Day» takes place on Kostiolna Street. For the second time, Switzerland participates with a diverse programme, featuring theatre and dance performances, cooking classes and tastings and a children’s programme. The fair is a charity event. Entry is free.
Ukrainian Architecture Festival CANactions is attended by urbanists and architects from Ukraine and other European countries. The architects hold workshops, give lectures, share ideas and experiences and engage in discussions with a wider public and the media. Politicians and investors are offered the opportunity to get acquainted with contemporary trends in international architecture.
Location: Kyiv, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Lavrska Street 10 - 12
The Embassy of Switzerland will be present at the Swiss Stand and expose the 2015 IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities as well as the 2016 collection of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books.
Kyiv International Lecture Series
In the framework of the Kyiv International Lectures Series Mr. Eric Martin addressed the important role of the civil society in fighting corruption. Civil society demands integrity, transparency and accountability not only from companies but also from public authorities. He explained how Transparency International acted as a watchdog and reacted to wrongdoing. Rules and regulations were not sufficient to fight corrupt behavior. Laws might be enforced. He explored what could be done to raise awareness of corruption risks and to engage governments in preventing and fighting corruption.
Location: Kyiv, Taras Shevchenko National University, 18.00h
Swiss-Georgian pianist Tamar Beraia and her sister Georgian pianist Natia Beraia will open the 9th International Easter Assembly. The event is supported by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Embassy of Georgia.
Location: Kyiv, Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, vul. Gorodetskogo 1-3/11, 19.00h
The Swiss object and interior design guru Aurel Aebi works at the studio Atelier Oi, whose extremely versatile experience, without doubt, Ukrainian audience will find it fascinating to learn about. The event will focus on the way the studio builds relationships with its clients.
Patrick Bartholomew "Bertie" Ahern, served as Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of Ireland from 26 June 1997 to 7 May 2008. Before he became Taoiseach, he served as Minister for Labour (1987–91) and Minister for Finance (1991–94) and as Deputy Prime Minister (Tánaiste) of the Republic of Ireland.
Location: Kyiv, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 18.00h
D’après Joseph Delteil, mise en scène d’Adel Hakim, avec Robert Bouvier
par la Cie du Passage – Neuchâtel – Suisse
Un spectacle qui donne corps et âme aux mots jubilatoires et sensuels de Joseph Delteil. Une presse enthousiaste et bientôt trois cents représentations! Ici pas de prêche ni de message; juste un moment de vie, fou et joyeux, entre coups de foudre et révoltes, un hymne à la liberté, l’histoire d’un homme, tour à tour poète, guerrier, philosophe, amoureux, un «françoisier qui ensainte les hommes».
«On se damnerait pour une sainteté ainsi interprétée par un comédien terrien qui sait garder la tête dans les étoiles. Sous la houlette légère d’Adel Hakim, une heure trente lumineuse, joyeuse» Odile Quirot | Le Nouvel Observateur
Mr. Andreas Gross, former Member of the Swiss Parliament and Director of the Scientific Institute for Direct Democracy discussed the following subjects: core ideas of Direct Democracy (DD) and communal DD, the ways how communal DD is realized in Switzerland, where you have to pay special attention for a good local DD, what a well-designed communal DD produces, DD-Cultural seeds to be planted and main challenges for Ukraine/post-totalitarian societies.