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The Power of Propaganda – Kyiv 7-9 December 2018

7 December 2018 @ 14:00 - 9 December 2018 @ 12:00

The Power of Propaganda

The ECPYouth Board is pleased to announce that a Regional Conference will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine from 7-9 December 2018. The theme of this Regional Conference is “The Power of Propaganda”.

In differents parts of the world, in different context, we nowadays face the problem of propaganda and fake news. And it is powerful and crucial. At this Regional Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, we will cover the topic from the perspective of religious, social and political point of view. How to tackle the power of propaganda?

Participants from all over Europe, both from EU and non-EU countries; international speakers with backgrounds in politics or academia; lectures on political and societal topics from a Christian-democratic perspective. There will also be workshops for the participants to improve themselves on several political skills. The aim is for them to get more know-how and ability for their future political responsibilities.

Besides the official part, the conference will provide an opportunity for participants for cultural exchange, learning about each other’s cultures and countries, making friendships and have fun.

The participation fee will be the amount of 40 EUR (EU-citizens) or 20 EUR (non-EU-citizens from Eastern Europe), which includes accommodation (2 nights) and meals. Travel costs are not covered by the organisers, but participants can apply for potential reimbursement of traveling costs. Central and Eastern Europeans are particularly encouraged to do so. Click here for the Reimbursement Form ECPYouth.

Registration for this conference has closed. In case you have any questions already, please contact Floris Wagenaar at secretary@ecpyouth.eu.



Friday 7 December

14:00 – 17:00 Arrival and Check in at the hotel

18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at the Ukrainian restaurant

19:30 – 21:30 Introduction to the topic, discussion.

21:30 – 22:00 City tour in the center of the city (optional)


Saturday 8 December

7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

09:45 – 10:00 Devotion. Opening of the conference by the President of ECPYouth

10:00 – 11:20 Lecture 1 Andriy Zelinsky “Personal integrity as a virtue for the times of a hybrid war”

11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break

11:40 – 13:00 Lecture 2 Kateryna Kruk “Fake news and fake narratives: how propaganda is spread across media and is there any way to stop it?”

13:00 – Prayer

13:10 – 13:50 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Workshop 1 Noemi Montes “Misinformation, fake news and political propaganda. How to use content verification tools?”

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Workshop 2 Alex Iasashvili “How state and non-state actors can fight against propaganda”

17:00 – 19:00 Free time. Departure to the restaurant location

19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at the Georgian restaurant

21:00 – 23:00 Drinks at city center (optional)


Sunday 9 December

08.00 – 09:00 Breakfast

10.00 – 12.00 Church service




7 December 2018 @ 14:00
9 December 2018 @ 12:00
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