Making an impact: The DCFTA and means of monitoring the association process

From December 13-16, 2015, Constanze Aka, project manager at the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), implemented the second workshop for civil society representatives from Western Ukraine in Lviv.

The workshop “Making an impact: The DCFTA and means of monitoring the association process” conveyed further knowledge on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between Ukraine and the European Union, entering into force on 1 January, 2016.

In particular, the Ukrainian experts Ms Svitlana Zaitseva and Ms Zoriana Mishchuk presented and discussed the contents of Chapter 12 (Transparency) and 13 (Sustainable Development and Trade) and the role of Civil Society in their respective implementation. Furthermore, the participants got insight into the Cross-Border Cooperation Joint Operational Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine which is funded through the European Neighbourhood Instrument. And finally, facilitated by Ms Maja Bobić the group discussed advocacy tools and instruments based on case examples from the Republic of Serbia. In this context, the participants trained their problem analysis and objective setting skills.

We are looking forward to continue our work during the third workshop in this training series, taking place from 1-4 February, 2015. We wish all our participants a prosperous New Year!

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