On June 29, the Institute of World Policy organized a Media Club titled “How to get visa-free regime with the EU this year?”Speakers:
Alyona Getmanchuk, Director of the Institute of World Policy
Vsevolod Chentsov, Director of the EU Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Serhiy Sydorenko, Chief editor at the Europeiska Pravda
Iryna Sushko, Head of NGO “Europe without barriers”.
Hanna Hopko, Head of the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee
To watch full video of the discussion click here.
The aim of the event was to demonstrate unity of efforts of the Ukrainian Government, Parliament and civil society in communication with the EU on visa free regime for Ukraine.
At the event IWP presented a policy memo, prepared in cooperation with the Europe Without Barriers, the Anticorruption Action Center, and the Europeiska Pravda. Ukrainian experts and civil activists developed arguments targeting the most common fears of the EU citizens towards the abolishment of visas for Ukrainians.
The event was held within the IWP’s project “New European Policy: Filling the Awareness Gap”. This project is carried out within the National Initiatives to Enhance Reforms (UNITER) project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Pact in Ukraine.