Getting Engaged: Communication and Funding of CSO Projects in the Association Process

First round of CiSEP workshops successfully concluded in Chernihiv

From 18-21 January 24 members of CSOs from Northern and Eastern Ukraine successfully concluded the last workshop in the first CiSEP (Civic School for Sound EU Practice) cycle in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

This third workshop required a lot of hard work and interaction. We discussed the topic “Communication for CSOs in the Association process” with Marina Rakić, EU Assistance Visibility and Information Officer of the EU Info Centre in Belgrade. What are the challenges of conveying the association process? How do we define our target groups? And which communication channel do we use to reach out to them? While discussing possible answers to these questions, we took a closer look at press releases, tweet-ups, professional “speed-dating” and open door days, to name just a few. Needless to say that the results of our work were instantly posted, twittered, communicated to the outside world.

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

2nd workshop in Lviv: group activity

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.

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2nd CiSEP workshop in Odessa a full success

From 7-10 December 2015, four weeks after the first workshop of the project Civic School for Sound EU Practice (CiSEP) was opened in Odessa, Martin Stein, project manager at Institut für Europäische Politik, returned to the port city at the Black Sea to successfully  implement the second workshop of the first  project stage with participants from different CSOs of Central and Southern Ukraine.

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Opening Workshop in Lviv

The third component of the Civic School for Sound EU Practice was successfully launched in Lviv on 23 November, 2015. Its beginning was marked with a conference on Ukraine’s EU association in general and its impacts for Western Ukraine in particular. The event was opened by Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany Ms Myroslava Dyakovych, who delivered sincere greetings from HE Ambassador Weil.

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Opening Workshop in Chernihiv, Ukraine

CiSEP: Group Work in Chernihiv, Ukraine

On 21-24 September, 2015, Anne Bercio, project leader of “Capacity Building for EU Association in Ukraine” at the Institut für Europäische Politik e.V. (IEP), together with her colleagues Constanze Aka and Martin Stein, implemented a successful workshop in Chernihiv, Ukraine, for members of Ukrainian Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

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