Fifth and Sixth Workshops with Ukrainian Civil Servants Implemented
Anne Bercio, project leader of “Capacity Building for EU Association in Ukraine” at IEP, successfully implemented the fifth and sixth workshops with Ukrainian civil servants. All workshops aim at preparing the participants, working in leading positions in federal ministries or offices, to implement the EU-AA/DCFTA effectively.
At the last workshop, the participants received certificates for their completion of the program. Mr. Thomas Piesch, First Secretary and Referent on Economy Cooperation and Development at the German embassy in Kyiv, also attended the closing session. In his closing remarks, Mr Piesch outlined the importance of capacity building in Ukrainian public administration for a sound AA/DCFTA implementation. Mr. Piesch also emphasized Germany’s ongoing commitment to supporting Ukraine with its reform process.
The fifth workshop, which was focused on project cycle management in an EU context, took place on 7–8 November in Kyiv. Mr. Mladen Lazic taught the workshop sessions on project cycle management and was able to bring valuable knowledge through his experience as Head of Group for programming of EU funded projects of the European Integration Division in the Serbian Ministry of Finance. Through presentations and simulations, the participants gained knowledge about the logical framework approach and the logical framework matrix.
The sixth workshop, which aimed to deepen the participants’ knowledge of project cycle management in an EU context, took place on 21–22 November in Kyiv. Mr. Mladen Lazic taught the participants about action document writing. Ms. Amina Sisic, a Sarajevo-based independent advisor on EU communication skills and capacity development, contributed her expertise on time management and business communication in an EU context.
The workshops are kindly supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The workshops will be followed by a study trip with the participants at the end of January, 2016.