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.