The Brussels UkraineLab: Fair of Project Ideas in Support of Reforms in Ukraine – is the platform for the exchange of ideas on research-related projects on Ukraine. This is a unique product of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels (UTTLOB), which was created to meet the needs of those in Ukraine, Europe, and the world who promote democratic transformations and reforms in Ukraine through research and policy work.
On 17 December 2015 in Brussels, representative of the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels met with the members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – Oleksandr Chernenko, Ivan Krulko, and representatives of the civil network OPORA – Iryna Shvets and Yuriy Khorunzhiy.
On the 1st December in Brussels Ukrainian Think Tank Liaison Office in Brussels organized press briefing “Visa Liberalization between Ukraine and the EU: Who is For and Who Is Against”. During the press briefing the leading experts of civic initiative “Europe Without Barriers” (EWB) presented their recent research to the journalists.
During 29 November – 4 December 2015, Ukrainian NGO “Europe without Barriers” carried out an advocacy visit to Brussels to present their recent study on perceptions about Ukraine in the EU member states and give their answer to fears and stereotypes about migration from Ukraine.
Today, Ukraine fights on two fronts – one to regain its territorial integrity against Russia’s aggression, and the second one is the front of reforms.
On the 19th November 2015 in Brussels, Olena Prystayko, UTTLOB’s Executive director and Jana Brovdij, Research and communications Officer, met with 15 young politicians from Ukraine.
Today Ukraine has to fight on two fronts – one to regain its territorial integrity against Russia’s aggression, and the second is the front of reform implementation. The two fronts are interlinked, and success on both will secure Ukraine’s future.
From 1 November 2015, Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels (UTTLOB) began implementing part of the Project “Improving the communications capacity of the grantees of the Think Tank Development Initiative”, with the support of Think Tank Fund, Open Society Foundations (Budapest, Hungary), SIDA and International Renaissance Foundation (Kyiv, Ukraine).
The Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office continues to work on engaging a greater support for Ukrainefrom the EU member state. From 18 till 24 June 2015, the Office had a working visit to Budapest, Bratislava and Prague.