Basic training cycle on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement finished in three Ukrainian cities

IEP and Ukrainian partners concluded Level A of the Civic School for Sound EU Practice (CiSEP) on the EU-Ukraine Associ­ation Agreement in Ukrainian regions.

“From theory to practice” was the motto of the trainings imple­mented by the Capacity Devel­opment Team of IEP together with its regional partners in Dnipro, Chernihiv (16–19 October) and Lviv (23–26 October).

Such framing meant delving deeper into selected chapters of the EU-Ukraine Associ­ation Agreement. As a result, 70 CiSEP fellows received specialized training in selected chapters of the document, namely of Title IV (Intel­lectual Property, Trans­parency, Trade and Sustainable Devel­opment) and Title V (Cooper­ation on employment, social policy and equal oppor­tu­nities).

Important networking oppor­tu­nities were included in the program as well: the work of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform was presented and discussed. A special treat were the video confer­ences between the three cities. They connected CiSEP fellows from different Ukrainian regions working in similar areas.

The workshops were also the final ones of CiSEP’s “Level A: AA/DCFTA Basics”. Within three meetings between July and October, 70 members of Ukrainian CSOs and active citizens received overall training on the EU-Ukraine Associ­ation Agreement and Deep and Compre­hensive Free Trade Area. They will now have the possi­bility to apply for deepening their knowledge and skills in the next level of CiSEP trainings.

CiSEP now enters its special­ization phase. The first training cycle of level B – concen­trating on horizontal EU Associ­ation Skills – will kick off already in November in Odessa. Find out more about the CiSEP structure here.

The Civic School for Sound EU Practice is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The Ukrainian partners of the project are: Polissya Foundation for Inter­na­tional and Regional Studies (Chernihiv), NGO “Public Chamber of Ukraine” (Dnipro), Civil Network OPORA (Lviv), Odessa Regional Organi­zation of All-Ukrainian NGO “Committee of Voters of Ukraine”.