PRESS-ANNOUNCEMENT Smart Talk "Energy Security of Ukraine"

On July 11 at 13:00 on the air of the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center (Khreshchatyk Str., 2) will be conducted an expert Smart Talk discussion "Energy Security of Ukraine." 100 days before the start of the heating season, experts will answer questions: what should be an effective state policy in the energy sector; how can we move from the adoption of plans and strategies to real actions and ensuring the energy security of the state; what are the greatest energy risks for Ukraine today? We invite media representatives to participate in the discussion!

Smart Talk 
is a joint project of the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. It is a format of expert discussions devoted to the communication of the main aspects of the most important reforms for Ukraine. Smart Talk on energy security will be divided into three sub-themes:

  • Why is it so important to talk about energy security today?
  • Without which energy security is impossible?
  • What should be done: the plan of action until 2020?

The duration of each subtopic discussion is 15 minutes. In Smart Talk will participate:

  • Nataliia Katser-Buchkovska, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on stable development, strategy and investments of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety;
  • Olexandr Kharchenko, Director of the Center for Energy Research;
  • Roman Opimakh, Executive Director of the Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine;
  • Oksana Korotkevych, Expert of ISER on Energy;
  • Dmytro Chumak, Expert of ISER on Energy;
  • Andrian Prokip, Expert of ISER on Energy.

Within the framework of the event, ISER experts present the results of the study "Action Plan for Strengthening Ukraine's Energy Security to 2020", which focuses on the analysis of critical threats to energy supply systems in the country, gaps in relevant government policies, and determines a list of recommendations and priority actions to address these problems in various sectors of domestic energy. Expert research shows that the system of electrical networks is worn out by 60 % today in Ukraine. Its modernization requires an investment of USD 40 billion. As a result, the level of energy efficiency in Ukraine is 60% on average. Unfortunately, government targeted programs are not fully implemented, and energy efficiency policies are ineffective.

The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) is a non-governmental analytical centre that unites leading specialists in various fields who have experience in analysing public policy and developing effective solutions. The main activity of the Institute is to analyse and improve the state policy in all spheres of social and economic development. More information about the Institute is by the link -

Contact person: Communications Manager of ISER Anton Drobovych, (093) 138 40 70,