IWP received a reply from the Government of Ukraine on its request concerning the implementation of the recommendations of the EU, which would allow the signing of the Association Agreement at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. The answer was prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.The letter also states that the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU in November at Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius is the top-priority for Ukraine, and lists steps that had been taken in order to implement the recommendations for signing the Association Agreement.
On March 28th, the IWP sent letters to highest ranking officials of the Ukrainian government, where it informed about launch of the IWP advocacy campaign in the support of the European integration as well as explicated the importance of signing the Association Agreement. Moreover, in this letters, the IWP stated the request to inform civil society about the current stage of implementation of the EU recommendations for signing the Association Agreement at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius.
In addition, the IWP sent the Ukrainian authorities the “Vilnius calendar” that shows amount of time left to the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, where the Association Agreement is probably could be signed.
“Vilnius calendar” is one of the components of an advocacy campaign “There is a better side of Europe!”. In particular, the initiative of the Institute of World Policy at the central streets of Kyiv city lights placed under the title “Is the best side in Europe!”. Under the Institute of World Policy initiative, city lights were placed on the central street of Kyiv under the title “There is a better side of Europe” Four layouts were designed to demonstrate the advantages of integration of Ukraine into the European Union.
“There is better side of Europe! Where a policeman respects you;” “There is a better side of Europe! Where a bribe is a ticket to jail;” “There is a better side of Europe! Where roads are built for cars and not for those who repair them;” “There is better side of Europe! Where market and not government regulates business;”
This campaign is part of the project “Soft Power of Ukraine in the European Union” that is implemented under “Ukraine National Initiatives to Enhance Reforms” (UNITER), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Pact in Ukraine
The full version of the text of the letter of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the informs about progress of that Ukrainian side is avaulibale under this link a>