Case studies

Making schools warmer in Khmelnitsky region

Making schools warmer in Khmelnitsky region

Pupils of the Manachyn village school, Khmelnitsky region, have benefited from more comfortable learning conditions due to EU/UNDP programme “Community-Based Approach to Local Development” (CBA-II).

EU backs public broadcasting initiatives throughout Ukraine

EU backs public broadcasting initiatives throughout Ukraine

The EU is supporting grassroots public broadcasting initiatives with a grant of over €800,000 for their development all over Ukraine.

Reform of the Ukrainian technical regulation system for industrial (non-food) product safety

Reform of the Ukrainian technical regulation system for industrial (non-food) product safety

Assistance to Ukrainian authorities to modernise the technical regulation system for industrial products through a Budget Support Programme.

Capacity Building of Migration Management (CBMM)

Capacity Building of Migration Management (CBMM)

The EU is supporting the Government of Ukraine's efforts to restructure its migration management approach that includes the operational framework related to the detention of irregular migrants.

Consumer Society and Citizen Networks

Consumer Society and Citizen Networks

The Consumer Society and Citizen Networks project (CSCN) is a joint initiative of the European Union and UNDP started in 2006. Its goal is to increase civil society's role in sound economic governance in Ukraine according to the European standards.

Sustainable Integrated Land Use of the Eurasian Steppes

Sustainable Integrated Land Use of the Eurasian Steppes

Rural development and sustainable agriculture project in the steppe regions of Ukraine, Moldova and Russia.

Development of Integrated Social Services for Exposed Families and Children

Development of Integrated Social Services for Exposed Families and Children

In order to reduce the number of children placed in residential institutional care in the Ukraine the EU supported the growth of an Integrated Social Service system. More social workers are now employed and problems are tackled at the community level

Network of Friendly Support for Abandoned Children

Network of Friendly Support for Abandoned Children

The "Network of Friendly Support" provides a family-style support mechanism for abandoned children in Ukraine. At the rehabilitation centre constructed, children benefited from medical services and social workers received extended training.

Modernization of reactor vessel inspection system for South Ukraine nuclear power plant, Ukraine

Modernization of reactor vessel inspection system for South Ukraine nuclear power plant, Ukraine

The reactor vessel is one of the most safety critical components of a nuclear power plant. This project aims to increase the capabilities and accuracy of the existing inspection system and to reduce radiation exposure to personnel during inspection.

Upgrade of Reactor Protection System at Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1, Ukraine

Upgrade of Reactor Protection System at Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1, Ukraine

For a substantial enhancement of overall plant nuclear safety and reliability, the EU has partly funded the replacement of the Reactor Protection System at Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant.

Improving living conditions in Ukraine

Improving living conditions in Ukraine

The EU-UNDP project "Community Based Approach to Local Development" promotes local self-governance and community-based initiatives in Ukraine. It supports micro-projects in the field of health, environment, energy, water supply and local transport.

Supporting regional development in Ukraine

Supporting regional development in Ukraine

The programme assists Ukrainian authorities in developing and implementing regional development policies and action plans. Moreover the funding enables the modernization of municipal buildings such as schools and hospitals.

EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine

EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine

Enhancing border and customs management capacities of Moldova and Ukraine, and helping against cross-border organised crime, via technical advice and support.

Keeping families together

Keeping families together

The joint EU-UNICEF project “Development of gatekeeping policies and systems for institutionalised and other vulnerable children” improved the Mother & Child Centre in Khmelnitsk oblast which helps mothers enduring emotional or financial difficulties

EU support helps community initiatives in Ukraine to gain momentum

EU support helps community initiatives in Ukraine to gain momentum

The “Community-based approach to local development” programme enables villagers to create community organisations and receive grants to resolve urgent needs such as the improvement of medical facilities or water pipelines.

Village sets up its own waste sorting system in Ukraine

Village sets up its own waste sorting system in Ukraine

Residents of the village of Orekhovo in Crimea, initiated and successfully put in place a household waste classification system – thanks to the support of the joint EU-funded and UNDP-run project “Community-based approach to local development”.

Proper medical care for rural areas in Ukraine

Proper medical care for rural areas in Ukraine

The “Community-based approach to local development” programme enables villagers to create local community organisations and receive grants to meet urgent needs such as the improvement of medical facilities or water pipelines.

EU boosts efforts to prevent human rights violation in Ukraine

EU boosts efforts to prevent human rights violation in Ukraine

The joint EU-Council of Europe follow-up project against ill-treatment and impunity aims to prevent torture and inhuman treatment by penitentiary institutions. EU and Ukrainian experts help draft laws and provide training on human rights legislation

Career planning for students in Ukraine – best European practice

Career planning for students in Ukraine – best European practice

The EU-funded Tempus project “Career and Employability Centre: New Service for Graduates (CARE)” offers students study visits to European universities and training sessions, focusing on career support and job search techniques.

Energy efficient technology improves lives and savings

Energy efficient technology improves lives and savings

The EU project “Support to Sustainable Regional Development in Ukraine” has upgraded schools, kindergartens and hospitals in Sverdlovsk by introducing energy-saving technology, thus providing greater comfort at lower cost.

Proper medical care for rural areas in Ukraine

Proper medical care for rural areas in Ukraine

The “Community-based approach to local development” programme enables villagers to create local community organisations and receive grants to meet urgent needs such as the improvement of medical facilities or water pipelines.

Safer and better food in Ukraine

Safer and better food in Ukraine

Training carried out by EU experts is helping to protect Ukrainian public health and at the same time facilitating trade in meat and dairy products between Ukraine and the EU.

Rural wholesale markets in Ukraine: directly from the farmer to the consumer

Rural wholesale markets in Ukraine: directly from the farmer to the consumer

Ukraine is adapting its agriculture laws to meet World Trade Organisation (WTO) commitments. The EU–funded project to help Ukraine reach these and European Neighbourhood and Partnership (ENP) standards will encourage free trade in agriculture.

Child victims of trafficking get their childhood back in Ukraine

Child victims of trafficking get their childhood back in Ukraine

The EU project against children trafficking in Ukraine implemented a number of training programmes for NGO representatives, state social services and police officers on methods and mechanisms for identifying child victims of human trafficking.

Creative information campaigns help change driving behaviour in Ukraine

Creative information campaigns help change driving behaviour in Ukraine

As a part of the EU project “Support to the integration of Ukraine in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T”, a number of information campaigns have aimed at curbing high road mortality rates due to speeding and other traffic offences.

How to keep your neighbourhood clean

How to keep your neighbourhood clean

The EU project on waste governance improves waste sorting in Ukraine. The results of its pilot project in Zakarpatska oblast will be the foundation for a national strategy.

Improving Ukrainian border management

Improving Ukrainian border management

The EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) helps develop border-management procedures that meet EU standards and serve the legitimate needs of Moldovan and Ukrainian citizens, travellers, and trade.

Forest protection – first steps to better manage Ukrainian resources

Forest protection – first steps to better manage Ukrainian resources

In cooperation with the EU, Ukraine is moving its forest administration legislation towards EU standards. The ultimate goal of the EU-funded programme FLEG is the transparent management of the forestry sector and the reduction of illegal forest use.

Coal industry in Ukraine discovers a new way to use a dangerous gas

Coal industry in Ukraine discovers a new way to use a dangerous gas

The EU project “Coal Sector Policy Support Programme” focused on coal sector reform in Ukraine and paid particular attention to environmental issues and the improvement of mine safety.

Success has no gender - Ukraine

Success has no gender - Ukraine

Ukrainian employers who have succeeded in creating equal opportunities at work for their male and female employees entered the EU-funded competition “Equal opportunities: Best employer”.

Success has no gender - Ukraine

Success has no gender - Ukraine

Ukrainian employers who have succeeded in creating equal opportunities at work for their male and female employees entered the EU-funded competition “Equal opportunities: Best employer”.

Half a million Ukrainians make a stand against violence

Half a million Ukrainians make a stand against violence

Funded by the EU, with the support of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, the campaign distributed 500,000 magenta bracelets across the country with the slogan “Stay Human” - to raise awareness and encourage resistance to domestic violence.

New safe confinement for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

New safe confinement for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

The European Union has allocated €470 million to ensure nuclear safety at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. A number of facilities have been built to help process and permanently store radioactive waste.

Half a million Ukrainians make a stand against violence

Half a million Ukrainians make a stand against violence

Funded by the EU, with the support of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, the campaign distributed 500,000 magenta bracelets across the country with the slogan “Stay Human” - to raise awareness and encourage resistance to domestic violence.

'112' – a single emergency number for Ukraine

'112' – a single emergency number for Ukraine

The EU TAIEX Programme (Technical Assistance Information Exchange) has provided an opportunity for representatives of Ukraine’s Ministry of Emergencies and Ministry of Health to visit and learn from call centres operating the '112' emergency number

Study in Europe: a chance to change your worldview

Study in Europe: a chance to change your worldview

The EU education programme Erasmus Mundus fosters international cooperation by promoting mobility of university students, professors and scholars in Ukraine, EU, and worldwide.

Modernising Ukrainian interior troops

Modernising Ukrainian interior troops

The project helped improve public order protection by the Interior Troops of Ukraine. Focusing on protecting public order and observing citizens’ rights and freedoms, the project contributed to a calm and almost accident-free EURO 2012 tournament.

Social and economic development in Ukraine

Social and economic development in Ukraine

The EU supports the people in the Rivne Region in starting their own business and growing fruits and berries. The project enhances social and economic development in a region contaminated with radiation following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986

Promoting mutual trade between the EU and Ukraine - a Budget Support Programme

Promoting mutual trade between the EU and Ukraine - a Budget Support Programme

This project assists Ukrainian authorities to modernise the technical regulation for industrial (non-food) products and will help prepare Ukraine for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area and improve the quality of products for Ukrainian citizens.