On September 21 a presentation of a collection of essays by Ukrainian intellectuals “New Europe” , initiated by the New Europe Center and published by the “Old Lion Publishing House”, was held in Lviv in the framework of the Publishers Forum. Famous Ukrainian intellectuals in this collection of the essay tell about their vision of Ukraine and its place in Europe. They share non-trivial thoughts that will appeal both to skeptics and optimists, as well as to those who are trying to form their own vision of the development of our country.
The collection includes essays by the following authors: Alyona Getmnchuk, Myroslav Marynovich, Dmytro Kuleba, Svitlana Pyrkalo, Oleksandr Shcherba, Vladyka Borys (Gudzyak), Oksana Pahlovska, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Vitaliy Portnikov, Mykola Ryabchuk. Kateryna Zarembo was the Accompanist of the collection of essays.
Participants of the discussion was Alyona Getmanchuk, Director of the NEC; Myroslav Marynovich, dissident, vice-rector of the UCU; Volodymyr Yermolenko, philosopher, journalist; Yaroslav Hrytsak, publicist, professor at UCU.
“We conceived the collection of essays “New Europe”, because we realized: for the overwhelming majority of Ukrainians the concept of the “new Europe” looks somewhat scary, whereas the “old Europe” is comfortable and even nostalgic. In fact, the European future for the Ukrainian is seen as the past of the EU”, – noted in her speech the author of the idea of the collection of essays “New Europe”, Director of the NEC, Alyona Getmanchuk.
“The crisis of Europe might be beneficial for Ukraine, because the new architecture of Europe could take into account Ukraine”, – said in turn Yaroslav Hrytsak.