The ENP requires broad and sustained engagement by the EU and the Partner Countries to fulfill its obligations jointly set in the "ENP Action Plans". In this context, the 'ownership' by Ukraine of the ENP implementation can result only from the involvement of both the government and the civil society organisations.
The European Commission strongly believes that civil society organisations have a valuable role to play in identifying priorities for action and in promoting and monitoring the implementation of ENP Action Plans and Association Agenda (in case of Ukraine). Therefore, the Commission will continue to encourage a wide range of stakeholders to engage in monitoring the implementation of the ENP Action Plans, will promote dialogue in the partner countries between governments and local civil society and seek to bring more stakeholders into the reform process.
In this regard, the role of the Commission and its Delegations around the world is primarily as facilitators in creating an enabling environment for partner governments and civil society to engage with each other in policy dialogue. The overall and overarching objective of this dialogue and joint work is to promote the role and independence of civil society, as well as to strengthen its capacity in policy advocacy and reform process.
The Delegation to Ukraine is therefore seeking to systematise and intensify its dialogue with Ukrainian civil society organisations and non-state actors to gather their views of the implementation of the Association Agenda , as well as of the implementation of assistance programmes provided in the framework of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).
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