- Ensuring Security, Restoring Economy and Account of Ukrainian Citizens’ Opinion – Crucial Points for Peace in Ukraine
On October 18th Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels together with Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) held a conference where presented a report “Not So Quiet on the Eastern Front: An Audit of the Minsk Agreements and Ukraine’s Reintegration Options”. →
- Ukraine reforms: roadmap for success
On 26th of September, the Reanimation Package of Reforms, the European Endowment for Democracy, Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels and the Institute of World Policy held a panel discussion called “Ukraine Reforms: Roadmap for Success”, moderated by Dr. Svitlana Kobzar, Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. →
- Strengthening role of the think tanks considering international experience.
On September 15-16th was held the workshop “Strengthening Ukrainian Think Tanks: Institutional Capacity Building and Empowering Cooperation with Partners from the EU” aimed for the representatives of Ukrainian think tanks. →
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- Diverging voices, converging policies, the Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict.
On 11th of October, the Heinrich Böll Siftung hold the presentation of the book “Diverging voices, converging policies, the Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict”, written by Jacek Kucharczyk and Grigorij Mesežnikov. The event was moderated by Paul Ivan, Senior Policy Analyst of the European Policy Centre.
All the authors agreed on the importance of Ukrainian crisis as testing ground for the Visegrad Group that has shown a substantial divergence of opinions about relations with Russia and other EU’s issues.
Jacek Kucharczyk, President of the Executive Board of the Institute of Public Affairs, one of Poland’s leading think tanks, focused on the tactful reaction of Poland, both as expression of multilateralism and as a mirror of the most conservative sectors of polish society.
“The conservative groups of polish society share some ideological thoughts with Russia and Putin”
Moreover, he highlighted the role of Visegrad group vis-a-vis to European Union and the necessity of cohesiveness:
“Visegrad Group represents a common platform shaping EU external policies and should speak with one voice”
Otherwise, Grigorij Mesežnikov, political scientist and president of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), pointed out on the converging positions of European Union and NATO in respect to the annexation of Crimea.
He also emphasized the role of Slovakian energy dependence on Russia in the stance adopted by Slovakia in 2014 and made clear that Slovak Parliament it was not and it is not at all anti-Ukrainian.
“Maybe our position may have seemed too ambiguous but Slovak Parliament was not and is not at all anti-Ukrainian”
Both the authors pointed out the refusal reaction that Visegrad countries have had during the European migrant crisis and how it has pushed some of them away from Europe.
“This politics of fear, sometimes xenophobic and often promoted by politicians, can have an impact on society” (Jacek Kucharczyk).
- Ukraine’s battle against corruption: time for a stocktake
On 27th of September, the European Policy Centre in Brussels held the expert roundtable “Ukraine’s battle against corruption, time for a stocktake”. →
- The role and the meaning of the AAs/DCFTAs for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
On September 20th, 2016 in Brussels CEPS held a discussion on the topic «Understanding the EU’s three Association Agreements and DCFTAs with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine». The event was organized within presentation of the handbook «Deepening EU-Ukrainian Relations: What, why and how», which was prepared by Michael Emerson, CEPS expert, and Veronika Movchan, Institute of economic research and policy consulting expert. →
- 21.10.2016. “Red Lines” for Ukraine: expectations from “Normandy” format leaders’ meeting. Institute of World Policy
- 20.10.2016. What to Expect from the Berlin Meeting of “Normandy 4”. Razumkov Center
- 19.10.2016. Transparent production – irreversible changes in Ukraine’s energy sector. DiXi Group
- 18.10.2016 Environmental Policy and Law. Resource & Analysis Center “Society and Environment”
- 17.10.2016. Series of roundtables about Association Agreement in regions. Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation.
- 14.10.2016. Minsk agreements: “red lines” for Ukraine. Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation.
- 21.10.2016. Panel discussion “Gender Aspects of Association Agreement: Implementation or Imitation”. International Centre for Policy Studies
- 19.10.16. Roundtable “Will Ukraine Join EU Aviation Area?”. Europe without Barriers
- 06.10.2016. Report discussion “Audit of European Support for Ukraine”. Institute of World Policy
- 05.10.2016. Razumkov Centre participated in III World Think Tanks Summit.
Upcoming Office’s Events
- 18.10.2016. Audit of the Minsk Agreement Implementation
- 26.09.2016. Ukraine Reforms: Roadmap for Success
- 16-20.10.2016. Audit of Ukraine’s policies on the Minsk agreement and reintegration of the occupied territories in the east
Calendar on Ukraine in EU
Centre of Policy and Legal Reform (CPLR)
Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation
Europe without Barriers
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation
Internews – Ukraine
Center for International Studies, Odessa
OPORA civic network
Society and Environment
Association for Community Self-Organization Assist
Ukrainian Independent Centre for Political Studies
Institute for Economic Research& Policy Consulting
Institute of World Policy
Data Journalism Agency – Texty
International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS)