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.

CiSEP is organized by the Institut für Europäische Politik (Berlin) and imple­mented in cooper­ation with Polissya Foundation for Inter­na­tional and Regional Studies (Chernihiv), Civil Network OPORA (Lviv), Odessa Regional Organi­zation of All-Ukrainian NGO “Committee of Voters of Ukraine” (Odessa) and NGO “Public Chamber of Ukraine” (Dnipro).


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