The opening of the conference and the plenary meeting took place on September 15, 2017 in the Main Building of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, on which the vice-rectors of the University Petro Bech and Viktor Martyniuk, as well as the representative of the Swiss Embassy in Ukraine and Moldova, Holger Tausch gave their greetings for the participants. Dean of the Faculty of History prof. Ivan Patrylak, associate professor Pavlo Shydlovskyi and researcher Yana Morozova indicated the importance for the University and Ukrainian science of holding such events and the need for international cooperation in the field of archaeological research. The sincere wishes of the fruitful work of the conference were expressed by the NEENAWA project participants.
The scientific part was presented by presentations describing the current state of the study of neolithization processes in Europe and the achievements of prehistoric archeology in recent years. Among the speakers – prof. Albert Hafner (Switzerland), prof. Marzena Szmyt (Poland), Robert Hofmann, Liudmyla Shatilo (Germany), prof. Leonid Zalizniak, Mykhailo Videiko and Nataliia Burdo (Ukraine).
Within the framework of the first day of the conference, the opening of the exhibition “The first farmers and pastoralists on the territory of Ukraine” was held at the Archaeological Museum of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, as well as presentations of the editions:
HUMAN & LANDSCAPE: Prehistoric Archaeology of Eastern Europe. – VITA ANTIQUA, 9. Collection of scientific works. – Kyiv : 2017. – 282 p. – Ill. http://vitaantiqua.org.ua/en/category/current-issue/
Wetland Archaeology and Prehistoric Networks in Europe / NEENAWA International Scientific Conference, September 15th-18th, 2017 / eds. Y. Morozova, P. Shydlovskyi. — Kyiv – Kaniv, 2017. – 78 p. – Ill. http://vitaantiqua.org.ua/en/category/library/
After the presentations for the participants of the conference, an excursion to The Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve were organized where the guests were able to get acquainted with the masterpieces of Old Rus architecture, as well as unique archaeological exhibits of Antic Time and Early Middle Ages.