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Ukraine in Europe: Parliamentary Dimension Project

The Ukraine in Europe: Parliamentary Dimension Project is being implemented by East Europe Foundation together with the Berlin-based Zentrum Liberale Moderne with funding from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs till the 2022 year-end.

The goals of this project are to improve Ukraine’s parliamentary work and democratic procedures, to establish an effective parliamentary dialog between Ukraine and Germany, to promote regional perspectives, and to formulate and institute an ecological transformation in Ukraine in line with the EU’s Green Deal.

The Ukraine in Europe: Parliamentary Dimension Project consists of two components.

German-Ukrainian Parliamentary Dialog

The key objective here is to establish an effective parliamentary dialog between Ukraine and Germany, along with individual MPs from Poland and France, to promote regional perspectives.

Main foci:

  • The Donbas and Crimea: deoccupation policies, human rights violations, and the militarization of Crimea as a long-term security threat to Europe;
  • Cultural memory: examining common pages in German and Ukrainian history and the nature of cultural memory in both countries.

Key activities:

  • Bilateral and quadrilateral meetings with MPs and administrative staff;
  • Expert meetings in Kyiv and Berlin;
  • A working tour of German MPs to the administrative border of Crimea and/or occupied Donbas;
  • Thematic conferences in Kyiv and Berlin.

Anticipated outcomes:

  • Analytical briefs from experts;
  • Unilateral and joint resolutions to legislatures or individual parliamentary committees.

Support for Ukraine’s Green Transformation

The key objective here is in formulating and instituting the ecological transformation of Ukraine in line with the EU’s Green Deal.

Main foci:

  • Developing the expertise of individual deputies and VR administrative personnel;
  • Consolidating the efforts of those who are committed to the necessary reforms;
  • Increasing awareness among politicians and the public of the need for Green Deal reforms.

Key activities:

  • Roundtables with the participation of MPs and experts from both Ukraine and the EU;
  • Expert briefings for MPs;
  • Working tours to Brussels for representatives of the Verkhovna Rada;
  • Setting up a working group to provide expert support in the lawmaking process.

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