On July 14, 2017, within the USAID Transparent Energy Project, experts of the DiXi Group Think Tank presented an on-line map suggested to be used as a platform for enhancing transparency in the energy sector.
DiXi Group has prepared recommendations for improving the cooperation between investigative journalists and law enforcement agencies.20.07.2017
The first High-Level Policy Talk under the framework of the EU4Energy Governance project took place in Kyiv, gathering members of parliament across the political spectrum, experts of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the DiXi Group think tank and the Energy Community Secretariat.
Media representatives and experts jointly sought ways to force law enforcement agencies to respond to journalistic investigations in the energy sector
A round table “Catch Me If You Can, or Why Do “Active Participants” of Investigative Journalism Go Unpunished?” was devoted to the problem of incomplete journalistic investigations in the energy sector and interaction between investigative journalists and law enforcement agencies authorised to consider anti-corruption cases. The event took place on May 29, 2017 at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre.
The DiXI Group’s Analyst Denys Nazarenko took part in Transformation ’17 hosted by Vox Ukraine. The event was dedicated to an overview of reforms in Ukraine. In particular, reforms relating to the energy and housing sectors. Journalists from local mass media were invited to the event.
On March 17, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., a round table will be held under the title “Renewable Energy Sources in Ukraine. Harmonizing the Energy Balance”. The event will take place with the support of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee for Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy, and Nuclear Safety and with the assistance of the UK Government.
DiXi Group’s Vice President Anton Antonenko took part in the round table “Facilitating Georgian Energy Reforms in Line with Energy Community Commitments” organized by representatives of the Georgian think tank WEG (World Experience for Georgia). DiXi’s representative shared via Skype with those participating in the event his experience on how to organize the monitoring of the performance of obligations within the framework of the Energy Community (which the DiXi Group has maintained since 2011), elucidated the structure and key components of the monitoring, and talked about the details of activities of the Multilateral Working Group.
DiXi Group’s Think Tank Program Manager Roman Nitsovych participated in the UkraineLab 2017 that was held in Brussels on February 22. The event organized by the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels (the “Office”) with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Mission of Canada to the EU, and the International Renaissance Foundation was dedicated to project ideas to support reforms in Ukraine.
DiXi Group’s President Olena Pavlenko took part in the events held by the CEPS Ideas Lab, an innovative forum for debate on ideas of different European think tanks, government and business representatives, etc. This year, the Lab was devoted to the theme “Reconstructing the Union”; at its meetings, the participants discussed Brexit, mutual trade, social issues, and sustainable development.
During her speech on the second day of “EITI in Ukraine: How to Manage Resources Efficiently” conference, Olena Pavlenko, President of DiXi Group’s Think Tank and Deputy Chairperson of the Multi-Stakeholder Group, noted that failed voting on the transparency bill was displeasing but it was a good chance to improve the document.