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IWP presented its projects at the European Parliament

09:21 27.02.13
During the days of the IWP in the European Parliament, the Institute of World Policy in presented the exhibition of political cartoons "Ukraine through the eyes of neighbors", publication of the first Euro exit poll conducted by the Institute during Euro-2012, as well as research "How to get rod of post-Sovietness?"

These projects were prepared as part of the project 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

Director of the IWP Alyona Getmanchuk and the first deputy director of the IWP Serhiy Solodky

Events were held in the European Parliament with the support of MEP Siiri Oviir. Journalists, diplomats, experts of leading think tanks, members of the European Parliament took part in those events.

Visitors of the EP had a chance to view thirty cartoons, which were created by artists from Poland, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Georgia

During the official opening Siiri Oviir stated: "I have been supporting European integration of Ukraine for a long time. It is a great honor for me to support the initiatives of civil society and, in particular, the one of the Institute of World Policy."

Representative of Armenia to the EU Avet Adonts discusses the presentation of the IWP with the Member of the European Parliament Siiri Oviir, the representatives of the IWP Alyona Getmanchuk and Victor Shlinchak/i>

In turn, the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of World Policy Victor Shlinchak said that the goal of the Institute of World Policy is to "to draw attention to Ukraine as a strategic partner of the EU." "Symbolically that the activities of the Institute are taking place during the days of the EU-Ukraine summit," - he emphasized.

Organizers of the exhibition in the European parliament MEP Siiri Oviir, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the IWP Victor Shlinchak, Director of the IWP Alyona Getmanchuk and the first deputy director of the IWP Serhiy Solodky

Chair of the Supervisory Board of the IWP asserted that "for us it is very important not only how Ukrainians represent themselves, but also how other nations perceive Ukrainians, including the EU states. So we asked artists from seven countries, to depict association that Ukraine evokes. We want real change and want to see Ukraine as mature democratic country that may become a potential regional leader. "

Victor Shlinchak also stressed that IWP assists Ukraine moving toward Europe.

Siiri Oviir emphasized that she has been supporting European vector of Ukraine for a long time

As we have previously mentioned, the days of the Institute of World Politics in the European Parliament are intended to emphasize the strategic importance of Ukraine for the future of the European community at the time when the European vector of Ukraine is under threat, and to demonstrate the European aspirations of Ukraine's civil society.

Victor Shlinchak stressed on the importance of cooperation between Ukrainian civil society and Europaen institutions for the rapprochement of Ukraine and the EU

During the visit, the IWP was represented by Chair of the Supervisory Board of the IWP Victor Shlinchak, Director of the IWP Alyona Getmanchuk and the first deputy director of the IWP Serhiy Solodky

Guests of exhibition

In the course of two days, representatives of the IWP held meetings with members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission, the Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union Kostiantyn Yelisieiev.

IWP also presented the results of the "First Euro exit poll." According to the results, 17% of Euro-2012 guests from the EU countries were convinced that Ukraine is already a member of the European Union.

The Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, the Member of the European Parliament Charles Tannock

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