Half-time of EU association training series in Verhovna Rada of Ukraine

The 5th capacity development training for staffers of Ukrainian parliamentary committees was successfully carried out by Constanze Aka from 30 June till 1 July in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The group worked on parliamentary EU coordination in general and the cooperation of sectoral committees in particular. Basis for discussion was a field report from the Estonian Riigikogu. Furthermore, an active group session highlighted possibilities for Ukrainian engagement in interparliamentary diplomacy.

The second day was devoted to the topics “market access for goods” and “customs and trade matters”. Exactly six months after the DCFTA entered into force, participants had the opportunity to debate principles and progress of DCFTA implementation with trade experts and government representatives.

Halfway through the workshop series this is how participants see it:

“Thank you very much for an interesting training! You always invite very interesting speakers who can share their knowledge and experience with us. There is always good balance and mix of topics we discuss.”