Successive diplomacy is a basis for development of state on the international scene, mechanism to search reliable foreign partners and irreplaceable channel for communication with international community. If politicians struggle for the next day, diplomats win war for eternity.
In modern geopolitical realities Ukrainian nation mostly requires deliberate foreign policy decisions, aimed actualization of Ukrainian question in agenda of influential international players, development of perspective intergovernmental contacts, which are able to bring real political and economic gains, dissemination of Ukrainian culture abroad and unification of all ethnic Ukrainians regardless of their territorial residence around idea to build powerful and prosperous Ukraine.
Having fallen upon our generation, numerous challenges strengthened sense of national identity, developed independence of Ukrainian society, its readiness to take initiative in ones hands and make an impact on political processes in state. The next display of social development in Ukraine is going to be “civil diplomacy”.
What does civil diplomacy mean in our understanding? It’s active involvement of Ukrainian civil society to theoretical providing and practical implementation of Ukrainian external policy. This idea was based on establishment of “Civil diplomacy foundation” – tool of social authority, appointed to use channels of social communication for maintenance and assistance in realization of Ukrainian national interests. Foundation is a civil project, so everybody can join to its activities. According to your interests and abilities you can become:
- creation of functional communicational platform for cooperation with foreign experts and political establishment;
- organization and conduction of subject conferences, round tables, discussion clubs, trainings and educational seminars with involvement of famous experts;
- realization of projects in the frames of deepening international partnership and development of intergovernmental dialog;
- lobbying Ukrainian national interests through the civil communicational channels;
- preparation of analytical researches and producing effective strategy of Ukrainian external policy;
- formation of negotiation platforms for establishing contacts between Ukrainian entrepreneurs and foreign business circles;
- providing educational activities for future diplomats, experts on international issues and active representatives of Ukrainian civil society by engaging leading international experience.