CiSEP Level B Training: Old fellows, new expectations and plans!

Level B Training “Associ­ation Skills” for CiSEP alumni kicked-off in Odessa

What a pleasure to be back in Odessa and to see so many of our alumni on board of our new Civic School for Sound EU Practice (CiSEP) training series! From 22–24 November the first of four workshops on “EU Associ­ation Skills” brought together well-known faces from all over Ukraine. Until February 2018 we will deliver a programme that is especially designed to develop horizontal skills for civil society partic­i­pation in Ukraine’s EU associ­ation.

We dedicated the first workshop to monitoring functions (watch dog vs. partner), the study of imple­men­tation and shadow reports, and the EU legal order and analysis. A special gimmick: every partic­ipant shot a video to prepare for the upcoming coaching sessions in English public speaking on EU matters.

Our CiSEP Fellow Anna concluded after the workshop: “CiSEP trainings are not only very useful, because they convey new knowledge and skills. They give us inspi­ration for our own work!”

Institut für Europäische Politik imple­mented this workshop in cooper­ation with Odessa regional organi­zation of All-Ukrainian NGO “Committee of Voters of Ukraine”. The project is kindly supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.