Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

About the EU Delegation to Ukraine

16/05/2016 - 19:06
About us - structure and organisation

Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

The Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine was opened in the centre of Kyiv in September 1993.

Starting from 1 December 2009 with the Lisbon Treaty entering into force, the Delegation of the European Commission is transformed into the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

The Delegation in Kyiv is one of over 130 European Union Delegations around the world.

The Delegation has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Ukraine.

The institutions of the European Union are the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Court of Justice and the Court of Auditors.

On 1 January 2007 the European Union completed its fifth enlargement that had started in May 2004. Today the European Union is made up of 28 Members States, has a population of around 500 million and is the largest trading bloc in the world.

The Delegation's mandate includes the following:

  • To promote the political and economic relations between Ukraine and the European Union by maintaining extensive relations with governmental institutions and by increasing awareness of the EU, it’s institutions and its programmes;
  • To monitor the implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Ukraine;
  • To inform the public of the development of the EU and to explain and defend individual EU policies;
  • To participate in the implementation of the European Union's assistance programmes.

Dear visitor,

Welcome to the website of the EU Delegation to Ukraine!

I hope you will find it a useful tool to learn more about the dynamic relations between the EU and Ukraine, to find information about the EU supported projects in Ukraine and about studies and travel to the EU.

My team and I look forward to receiving feedback from you as well as from Ukrainian media representatives – feel free to ask any questions you might have about the activities of the EU Delegation. 

Today the European Union and Ukraine enjoy a close and privileged relationship. It has been further strengthened after signing and launching an ambitious Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. Our Association is bringing us closer together, boosting our trade links, harmonizing Ukrainian laws and standards with European ones, linking Ukraine to European markets and consolidating shared values. Together we are stronger.

The EU is proud to be the largest bilateral donor to Ukraine, supporting the reform process with as much as EUR250 million per year. Guided by our Association Agreement with Ukraine, our financial and technical cooperation will help address key issues.  We will help to fight corruption, reform the judiciary and civil service. We will work with the authorities to improve the investment and regulatory climate, with benefits to business and customers alike.  We will invest in infrastructure and energy reform to help Ukraine utilise its vast natural resources in an efficient way to achieve energy independence and support economic development. Our assistance and humanitarian programmes will also continue to support those who have been affected and displaced by the illegal annexation of Crimea and by the conflict in the East.

 Please explore our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any comments or questions. You can do so by sending a letter or by calling us directly. I also invite you to visit and sign up to our Facebook andTwitter accounts.

For those interested in business and trade links with EU countries or education opportunities – please take a look at our specialised resources:  UopenEU,EU Study Days orErasmus+ pages by clicking on the hyperlinks.


With sincere greetings,

Hugues Mingarelli


Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine

Read more about Hugues Mingarelli

Head of Delegation


Deputy Head of Delegation


Head of Political Section


Head of Press & Information Section


Head of Trade and Economic Section


Head of Cooperation


Head of Operations Section 1 "Good Governance and Democratisation”


First Counsellor, Head of Operations Section 2 "Local and Human Development"

Frederik COENE

Head of Operations Section 3 "Economic cooperation, energy, infrastructure and environment"

Johannes BAUR

Head of Finance, Contracts and Audit Section

Claus LECH

Head of Administration


Assistant to the Head of Delegation

Dominique COCHARD