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Civic School for Sound EU Practice (CiSEP) in Ukraine
Where: Chernihiv / Dnipro / Kyiv / Lviv / Odessa, Ukraine When: September 2015 – July 2020 Who: Civil society representatives in Ukraine
The Civic School for Sound EU Practice (CiSEP) is a training programme for active citizens and change-makers in Ukraine. It creates a network of Association Agreement specialists with the common goal of enhancing Ukraine’s European integration.
CiSEP conveys skills and knowledge on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (AA/DCFTA). It consists of three training levels:
Level A: AA/DCFTA Basics
Basic knowledge of the EU institutional set-up and the Association Agreement with Ukraine; AA/DCFTA monitoring skills.
Timeframe: July 2017 – October 2017.
Clusters: Chernihiv, Dnipro, Lviv.
Participants: 25 fellows in each cluster.
Level B: AA/DCFTA Specialization
Topic-specific programme dedicated to selected AA/DCFTA chapters for specialized CSOs, e.g. in Trade and sustainable development, Agriculture, Customer Protection, Intellectual Property, Transparency.
Timeframe: October 2017 — June 2019
Clusters: Chernihiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Odessa.
Participants: 20 fellows in each cluster.
Level C: Training-The-Trainers Programme
Training and Coaching Programme on EU and AA/DCFTA-specific teaching skills for multipliers. Timeframe: January 2018 — June 2019
Clusters: Chernihiv+Lviv, Odessa+Dnipro.
Participants: 25 fellows in each group.
The trainings are carried out by experts from administration and civil society of EU member states, EU candidate countries and Ukraine. The long-term project creates a sustainable network and synergies for the cooperation of the participating civil society organizations.