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Created: 2017.10.10 / Updated: 2017.10.11 15:51

NGO "Regional Development Office" was held an informal discussion about the Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU

On October 6 NGO "Regional development office" organized the Diplomatic Tea Party in Odesa. This informal discussion about the status and actual implementation processes of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, also took into account the regional aspect, with the participation of representatives of diplomatic institutions operating in Odesa.

"Ukrainian democratic institutions, as never before, need to understand the true vision and assessment of the processes, successes and failures of the implementation of the European integration vector by Ukraine on the part of the diplomatic corps, whose representatives play a leading role in these processes. Moreover, it should be understood that high-quality and necessary advocacy of the interests of the Ukrainian people, not only within the framework of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, but also in general, is simply impossible without taking into account the real experience and actual policies of the EU member states, "- said Alla Yurchenko, the Executive Director of the NGO "Regional development office". Also during the event a presentation of the monitoring report on the state of implementation of Ukraine's Association Agreement with the EU took place.

Within the framework of the project activity, the team of the NGO "Regional development office" carried out a thorough study of the implementation process of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, as well as continuing to provide services for informing Ukrainian business about the peculiarities of functioning of the European market, including the current state of affairs, developing trade, using the opportunities opened to Ukraine through the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU and the free trade zone with the EU member states. Among other things, the team held in Odessa a series of seminars and trainings devoted to various aspects of the full implementation of the provisions of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU and the new opportunities opened by the association for the state of Ukraine, civil society, Ukrainian business, individual citizens.

The project is financed by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.