EaP Civil Society Forum in Kyiv – Participants’ Perspectives

From November 19-21, Kyiv hosted the 7th Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, which brought together representatives of 236 NGOs. The slogan of this year’s Forum was, “Promoting reforms in testing times.”

We spoke with several participants about their overall impressions of the Forum, as well as their suggestions for how to improve it and to foster dialogue among civil society organisations in the Eastern Partnership generally. Read more

Ukraine joins Creative Europe programme

Creative Europe is a European Union programme with a budget of €1.46 billion for 2014-2020 aimed at boosting the cultural, creative and audio-visual sectors of participating countries. On November 19, Ukraine signed an agreement to join the Creative Europe programme that will come into to effect on January 1, 2016. Read more

“To move away from subsidies, Ukraine needs better accounting, behaviour change, and investments in energy efficiency”

On November 3, a conference on “Measures to promote energy efficiency among vulnerable groups” was be held in Kyiv. The conference was organised by the EU INOGATE program and focused on state policy in the sphere of tariffs, subsidies, and energy conservation. Svyatoslav Pavlyuk, energy expert, was one of the speakers at the conference. We took the opportunity to talk to him about these issues, which have important implications for Ukrainian society. Read more