Explaining the European integration: participants of the consulting platform shared their experience

On 17 October 2017, the first meeting of the consulting platform aimed at the coordinating the efforts of the organizations and structures involved in communicating Ukraine’s European integration to the society took place at the Internews Ukraine

The platform is a part of the second phase of the “Accurately reflecting the Ukraine – European Union Association Agreement in Ukrainian media”. The meeting was attended by experts and co-authors of the draft Strategy for communicating European integration in Ukraine, representatives of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, the Office of the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Association4U,  “New Europe” Center, “Evropeiska pravda” and Civic Synergy.

The participants of the discussion shared their experience in explaining Ukraine’s European integration, the vision of current challenges and tasks, and spoke on an effective mechanism for coordinating efforts and ways of implementing the Communication Strategy.

The main objective of the meeting was to prepare for the establishment of a permanent consulting platform for the dissemination of information among key stakeholders in the field of communicating eurointegration, establishing cooperation and building an effective dialogue and synergy between them.

The Strategy for communicating European integration in Ukraine was presented in December 2016. It was developed within the framework of the first phase of the project “Accurately reflecting the Ukraine – European Union Association Agreement in Ukrainian media”, implemented by US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Support for Democracy program, financed with the Polish development cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.