Nearly 80 participants from Ukraine and 11 EU member states took part in the first Brussels UkraineLab 2016, which was organized by the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels on the 29th of February 2016 with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation, the European Endowment for Democracy, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union and Mission of Canada to the European Union.

On the 1st March 2016 during the Ukraine Week in the European Parliament the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels (the Office) in cooperation with EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee and the European Endowment for Democracy held the Debates “Verkhovna Rada and Civil Society: Collaboration for Reforms in 2016”.

From 28 February until 2 March 2016 23 leading Ukrainian experts – representatives of the partners and the members of the Ukrainian Think Tank Liaison Office in Brussels visited Brussels.

On 11 February 2016, the 2nd meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform took place in Brussels. Participants adopted a Joint Declaration and two reports on energy policy and on the rule of law, that determined the agenda of civil society for both sides for the future.

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 17th November 2015 in Brussels, DiXi Group and Resource and Analysis Center “Society and Environment” presented their latest report, during a press-conference in the Brussels Press Club, organized by the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels.