From politics to culture, music to networking to VR, Cafe Kyiv held more than 50 workshops, discussions, talks, salons, and cultural activities. Imagine, more than 30 partner organizations joined together to share and care for each other and peace in Ukraine.
Cafe Kyiv - We Choose Freedom
On February 24th, a historical moment took place. “Café Moskau” in Berlin was briefly renamed “Café Kyiv”. More than 10,000 people demonstrated outside in support of Ukraine.
WE CHOOSE FREEDOM. FREEDOM TO BE EUROPEAN. STAND WITH UKRAINE.
Those are just some of the heartfelt slogans visible. The demonstration was only the beginning…
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung with great determination and 30 partners created an insightful event for and with Ukraine.
27th of February the brave ones including us – AusserGewöhnlich Berlin came together to treasure, support, and talk about rebuilding Ukraine.
Cafe Kyiv – sustainable networking for peace
It’s been over 12 months of death, rape and terror. We know that it can get overwhelming to hear all the terrible things happening in Ukraine. In this day and age. It is hard to comprehend, but we must try. That is why we - AusserGewöhnlich Berlin, opened the Café Kyiv event day by shifting the focus to PEACE. An extraordinary approach to help Ukrainians build partnerships and create collaborations that in turn bring peace.
As we started the day with 50 people, growing into more than 3000, we want to expand further. It is time for Europe to come together. If one event in a two-floor building in Berlin can bring together 3000 people, how many can Europe gather?
Cafe Kyiv - Why Ukraine must win the war
4 panel talks were held during the Café Kyiv event day.
“Freedom to be secure: Why Ukraine must win the war”
clearly stated the urgency of military support for Ukraine and the importance of defending Europe’s values. The insanity of the border crossing with a tank must come to an end. It should not be even in question. Right?
“Freedom to be sustainable: Economic development and recovery"
addressed the economic development and reconstruction of Ukraine. The President of the Kyiv School of Economics, Tymofiy Mylovanov, opened with key facts about the current situation: the Ukrainian economy shrank by more than 30% in 2022, with no economic growth, inflation is 25%, and 30% of Ukrainian land is contaminated by mines.
Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Vice Chairman of the Transatlantic Task Force of the German Marshall Fund: "For Ukraine to succeed, it needs security and economic recovery. Post-war planning must begin now"!
“Freedom to be demographic – Kyiv instead of Moscow”,
experts on the third panel agreed that this is not only between Russia and Ukraine. Russia finally must learn how to lose. The EU and NATO should demand the withdrawal of nuclear weapons and troops from certain areas.
Ralf Fücks, Director of the Center for Liberal Modernity on German support: “Too little, too late!”
“Freedom to be free – We choose freedom”
panel 4 highlighted that more than 8 million Ukrainians are now refugees in European countries. 8 million?! So, what now. How do we choose freedom?
Café Kyiv – rebuilding Ukraine
We reached the point where partnerships, collaborations and sustainable networks are the only tools that humans really can use. We must come together to help rebuild Ukraine. The reconstraction plan must start forming now!
We are grateful for Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and everyone else who made Café Kyiv a great success.
This is only the beginning…
Ukraine will win.
Freedom must win.