Study trip as follow-up of the project “EU Association Trainings”
From 13 to 18 March the Institut für Europäische Politik invited 22 participants including representatives of Ukrainian Civil Society Organisations and staffers of the European Integration and Sectoral Committees’ Secretariats of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to a study trip in Berlin and Brussels.
The study visit can be seen as a direct follow-up and complementary action to the training series within the project “EU Association Trainings”, implemented by Institut für Europäische Politik in 2016 in Ukraine and supported by the Federal Foreign Office. The trainings had at their core the effective implementation of provisions related to the Association Agreement/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.
The overall objective was to foster know-how and competences of the participants in the field of European Integration and EU coordination and to strengthen networks among parliamentary staff and civil society actors in Germany, Brussels and Ukraine.
The Capacity Building team had a great time with the group from Ukraine exploring Berlin and Brussels and its institutions, actively participating in interesting discussions and most importantly spending time with old friends.