Before history

12 Dec

The recent protests in Ukraine that have impressed the world were spontaneous yet not unprepared. Decades of meticulous work on creating the space for free discussions — conferences, seminars, workshops, roundtables — have shaped the understanding of normalcy in most Ukrainians, and it is associated with democracy, good governance and European values. One of the examples is the Kyiv Youth Security Forum that gathered students on November 22-23, those students who later took to the streets to protect this understanding. Ukraine’s MICE industry is proud of its contribution to peaceful and legitimate protest of civil society.