EU Delegation invites to discuss the main issues of the EU-Ukraine relations (23/04/2014)

On 24th of April, 2014, at 10.00 a round table “EU-Ukraine relations: politics, education and visas” will be held in Chernivtsi. The event will take place in the conference hall of the Research institute of European integration and regional studies of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (7a Nagirna Street). Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine invites civil society leaders and journalists, University professors and students, experts on European integration, experts on international relations and analysts, representatives of local self-governing bodies and business circles, - to discuss the most up-to-date issues related to the new stage of cooperation with the EU and implementation process of Association agreement (AA) provisions.

In particular, experts will discuss current opportunities and challenges for Ukraine, concepts of cooperation with the EU, necessary reforms for integration with the European Union; they will also examine conditions and prospects for visa-free regime with the EU and main European programs and initiatives in the sphere of education for Ukrainian youth.

All interested citizens are invited to attend:

What? Round table “EU-Ukraine relations: politics, education and visas” from 10:00 till 13:00
When? 24th of April, 2014 (Thursday)
Where? Chernivtsi, Research institute of European integration and regional studies, 7a Nagirna Street.

Why? Round-table participants will discuss the following issues:

• EU-Ukraine relations in the context of current social and political situation in Ukraine;
• Association “Ukraine-EU”. Ukraine, EU sign political part of Association Agreement. What’s next?;
• Analysis and refuting of the Association Agreement myths;
• Movement towards a visa-free regime with the EU: where is Ukraine now?;
• How does Ukraine implement reforms in the context of EU-Ukraine Action Plan on Visa Liberalization;
• Studying in Europe: what possibilities are granted for Ukrainian students;
• Initiatives in the sphere of education that are financed by the EU, scholarships and fellowships for Ukrainian students, exchanges between youth organizations of Ukraine and the EU;
• Pieces of advice on how to work with EU-related information.

Seminar experts:

Volodymyr Yermolenko, director of EU-related media projects at Internews Ukraine and senior professor of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, doctor of political studies (EHESS, Paris);
Iryna Sushko, Head of “Europe without barriers” civic initiative;
Hanna Basilo, Maastricht University and College of Europe graduate.

Round-table is a part of “Building Europe in Ukraine” information campaign conducted by the EU Delegation to Ukraine during the year. The campaign is aimed at spreading European values and raising citizens’ awareness on the EU-Ukraine relations.

Seating is limited: preliminary registration for the event is required. For further information and registration, please, contact Olga Sushytska, 067-243-63-55, osushytska@internews.ua