Second interview of the “Klartext” series with Ukrainian think tanks published

In the context of the project “Platform for Analytics and Inter­cul­tural Commu­ni­cation” (PAIC), the second interview of the “Klartext” series with Ukrainian think tanks was published on the subject of visa liber­al­ization in the Ukraine.

The afore­men­tioned interview series aims to increase the presence and public awareness of Ukrainian think tanks, both within the Ukraine and Germany. Additionally, the series engages to convey an image of the overall think tank landscape and general devel­op­ments within the Ukraine. Particular attention is set on the challenges that Ukrainian think tanks are facing regularly, as well as their role for the imple­men­tation of domestic reforms.

In the interview with Iryna Sushko, Director of the organi­zation “Europe Without Barriers”, one of the leading think tanks in the visa-free regime between the European Union and the Ukraine, the following topics are discussed: What role does visa liber­al­ization play in the imple­men­tation of reforms? What is the relationship between think tanks and the government in the area of migration and border management and in which areas is support needed? Why has it not yet been possible to introduce a common airspace with the EU and what would be necessary on part of the Ukraine to do so?

The project “Platform for Analytics and Inter­cul­tural Commu­ni­cation” (PAIC) is conducted by the Institute for European Politics e.V. (IEP, Berlin), in cooper­ation with the Inter­na­tional Renais­sance Foundation (IRF, Kiev), the Ilko Kucheriv Democ­ratic Initia­tives Foundation (DIF, Kiev) and the think tank initiative “think twice UA” (Kiev), supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Read the full interview in German here. It is also available in Ukrainian.

The next interview with Ihor Stadnyy, CEO of the think tank “CEDOS”, discusses issues regarding education reforms in the Ukraine. It will be published in early November.