On the 24th of June 2016 in Bonn, Germany, the Women in International Security Association held an information seminar on Ukraine’s crisis. Against the background of massive propaganda and disinformation campaigns from Russia, it is increasingly important to publicly discuss Ukraine’s military conflict in the EU in order to provide details and the information from Ukraine to the interested audience in the EU.

On the 21th of June 2016 Olena Prystayko, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels, and Iryna Sushko, Executive Director of the Office’s member organization – “Europe without Barriers” and National Coordinator of the Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Forum, participated in the meeting of the Committee on the Ukraine – EU Parliamentary Association, which was held at the European Parliament in Brussels.

On 17 – 18 of June in Amsterdam, the German informal network of junior corruption researchers KorrWiss with financial support of the Dutch Science Foundation initiated an international, interdisciplinary forum “How to research corruption?”

On 4th June 2016, the Ukrainian Think Tank Liaison Office in Brussels joined the rally in support of Ukrainian and Georgian citizens being allowed to travel visa-free to the Schengen area, which took place near EU institutions in Brussels.

On the 31st of May 2016 in Brussels Executive Director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels Olena Prystayko welcomed a group of students from Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

Strasbourg, 21 May 2016 – Executive Director of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels Olena Prystayko participated in the second edition of the European Youth Event (#EYE2016), which took place in the European Parliament on 20-21 May.

On the 8 – 11 May 2016, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels (the Office) organised a visit of the Ukrainian energy experts – Olena Pavlenko, President of the DiXi Group think tank, and Roman Nitsovych, Program Manager of the DiXi Group, to Berlin.

On the 28th of April 2016 in Kyiv the Freedom House in cooperation with the International Renaissance Foundation presented its latest “Nations in Transit – 2016” report, which is a research project on democracy in the 29 formerly communist countries from Central Europe to Central Asia.

On the 14 of April 2016, within the frameworks of the 9th Kyiv Security Forum, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels held a discussion: “Promoting Ukrainian Interests in the EU: What did we Learn from the Dutch Referendum on 6 April 2016?” The event brought together Ukrainian officials, analysts, representatives of media and donor organisations to discuss the lessons learnt from the referendum in the Netherlands and how this experience could help Ukraine promote its interests in future.

The conference “From Euromaidan to the Dutch referendum: What’s the EU’s Strategy for Ukraine?” – organised by the Young European Federalists [JEF] on the 4th of April 2016 in Brussels, brought together members of the European Parliament, foreign policy advisers, analysts and the wider public to discuss the Dutch referendum on the EU – Ukraine Association Agreement. Although the referendum is consultative, its results may have implications for the EU’s authorities in the area of foreign policy, and for the future of the EU – Ukraine Association agreement.