MPs and Their Aides Attended Training on Basics of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 17:15

East Europe Foundation (EEF) and Centrum Liberale Moderne (LibMod, Germany) organized a training “Grounds For the Process of Association With EU”

It was held in the framework of Ukraine in Europe Project implementation/

Martin Stein, Senior Project Manager of the the Institute for European Politics (Germany) conducted the training.

Viktor Liakh, EEF President, and Mattia Nelles, LibMod Fellow International Politics, addressed the attendees with welcome words.

Among other participants, MPs Viktoria Hryb and Pavlo Frolov took part in the event.

The participants learned about the history of European integration, the EU institutions and the decision-making process. They became acquainted with special features of the EU legislative process. Much attention was paid to the logic, structure and content of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.

Ukraine and the EU have had a strong relationship since Ukrainian independence was declared. And in the last five years, no country outside the EU has received as much financial and technical support as Ukraine.

Cooperation between the EU and Ukraine requires understanding of the EU's institutional landscape by all parliamentary factions of the Verkhovna Rada, as politicians must accurately formulate the European commitments of Ukraine for their voters.

Therefore, MPs, their assistants and members of the Verkhovna Rada committees, who need more information about Ukraine-EU Association and are ready to take an active part in other project activities were selected as the target audience for this training.

The training was held on February 14-15, 2020.

Ukraine in Europe Project is being implemented by the Eastern Europe Foundation together with the Zentrum Liberale Moderne (LibMod, Germany) with the support of the USAID RADA Program.

LibMod is a German think tank that promotes democracy, personal freedom and cosmopolitanism, and stands for protection and renewal of an open society.

Ukraine in Europe Project is supported by Federal Foreign Office of Germany.