New European Policy

06:09 PM 25-4-2014

Since January 2013 the Institute of World Policy is implementing “New European Policy” project. The aim of the project is to give the Ukrainians a better understanding of the advantages of the European integration. And its main objective is to present concrete recipes for successful state-building.Within the project the IWP held a series of public discussions in Kyiv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk. By the end of the year the IWP will organize more roundtables in the Ukrainian regional centers with the best experts from Ukraine and the EU. Regional experts, representatives of the local government and civil society leaders get a possibility to discuss with the leading experts from Kyiv and Ambassadors of the EU member states the major barriers to greater EU integration; for instance, anti-corruption policy, judicial reform, police reform and others.

The project started with the discussion “Window of Opportunity: What does the EU Expect from Ukraine and Ukraine from the EU?”, held on the 12th of March in Kyiv. Leading Ukrainian experts and Ambassadors of the EU member states took part in the meeting. During the discussion the IWP presented an analytical report “A Call for the EU — Time to Step in. Ukraine’s Expectations from the European Union”. The full text of the paper in Ukrainian and English is here.

Below you can find links to more details on the regional public discussions:

1.Discussion “Window of opportunity: What does the EU expect from Ukraine and Ukraine from the EU?” in Kyiv, March 12, 2014
2. Discussion “New European Policy” in Dnipropetrovsk, March 18, 2014
3. Discussion “New European Policy” in Odesa, April 3, 2014
4. Discussion “New European Policy” in Donetsk, April 16, 2014
5. International Conference “The New European Policy: from Words to Actions”, May 15, 2014
6. Presentation of the “European President” survey, May 19, 2014
The full text of the publication «European President» in English is here.
7. European Think-Tankers Meeting for a Sustainable Democratic Ukraine on 14-16 May, 2014
The Institute of World Policy also regularly organises Media Clubs, dedicated to the issues of the European integration of Ukraine. The first event was focused on the prospects of “Eastern partnership”; it took place with the participation of Mr Petr Mareš, Ambassador at large for the Eastern Partnership from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Participants of the second Media Club “Visa-Free Regime with the EU: When will Ukraine Catch up with Moldova?” discussed the steps which Ukraine should make in order to speed up the negotiations with Brussels.

On the 5th of June the Institute of World Policy held a Media Club «Open Sky» with the EU: Will it Be Cheaper to Fly?». During the Media Club experts and government officials discussed what to expect from the agreement on “Open Sky” with the EU.
Media Club «New European Policy: Who are Our Friends in the EU?» was held on June 20. The aim of the event was to discuss the mood prevailing among the political elites of the European Union on the Ukrainian-Russian conflict and possibility of granting Ukraine the prospect for EU membership.
During the Media Club the Institute of World Policy presented the results of its expert survey “Who is our friend in the EU?”. Full results are available here.

Media Club “How Will the Association Agreement with the EU Change Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine?” was held on June 24. Participants discussed what changes these Agreements will bring to the signatory countries and the whole Eastern Partnership region.
Within the framework of a project the experts of the Institute of Word Policy in partnership with the Ukrainian matter experts have prepared the infographic materials, focused on anti-corruption action and judicial reform. In an accessible format the figures show what situation we have now and what transformations Ukraine should implement in the nearest future, using the experience of the EU Member States. These steps are discussed in particular during the regional round tables of the Institute of World Policy, “Successful Ukraine: the starting point”.

Below you can find links to the infographics:

1. Fighting Corruption: What Everyone Should Know
2. What kind of Сourt, Prosecutor’s Office and Police does Ukraine Need?

The project of the Institute of World Policy is widely publicized both in central and regional mass media. The leading mass-media publish on their columns the content about the project, produced by experts of analytical center. In particular, Day Newspaper (Ukrainian: День, The Day) has published an article of Alyona Getmanchuk, director of the Institute of World Policy, and Serhiy Solodky, first deputy director of the Institute of World Policy, entitled “New European Policy”. The analysts have published materials with their conclusions after discussion that took place in Donetsk in Ukrainska Pravda (Ukrainian: Українська правда, literally Ukrainian Truth) and in Day Newspaper. The article on fight against corruption of analyst Daria Gaidai, entitled To destroy the mentality of silence has been published on the website of the Information and Analytical Center Glavkom (Ukrainian: Главком).

The project “New European Policy” is conducted with the support of the “Ukraine National Initiatives to Enhance Reforms” (UNITER) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Pact. The partners of the IWP are Centre for Political and Legal Reforms, Transparency International in Ukraine and Anticorruption Action Centre.