Development Cooperation with Ukraine

Ukraine remains a priority partner for Lithuania in the Development cooperation policy agenda.

Taking into account the needs of Ukraine, Lithuania has consistently pursued the transfer of good practice in the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA / DCFTA), provides support to Ukrainian citizens affected by Crimean annexation, supports capacity building of state institutions, implementation of education reforms and promotion of entrepreneurship. Lithuanian experts transfer experience in the areas of anti-corruption, health, energy, justice, taxation, heritage protection and registry creation.

In 2018, EUR 586 000 were allocated to projects in Ukraine under the Development Cooperation and Democracy Support Program of the Republic of Lithuania, while the overall Lithuanian support for Ukraine in 2014-2018 totaled EUR 11.48 million.

In 2019, Lithuania launches a new project “Support for the Avdijivka School in Donetsk Region of Ukraine Nr. 2 for school and school environment welfare”. The project will be implemented by the Central Project Management Agency along with partners in Ukraine. In view of Lithuania's long-term support to the education sector in Eastern Ukraine, the project aims to create modern training and educational facilities that would serve as a pilot project in a view to encourage reforms in Ukrainian secondary education. In the first half of the year 2019, Lithuania also completed three EU Twinning projects in Ukraine aimed at strengthening institutional capacity and implementing the Association Agreement in the areas of human rights, competition and plant protection.

Central Project Management Agency along with its partners is launching a European Commission project "Support for Public Finance Management in Ukraine." The Agency is responsible for implementing two components of the program: "Revenue mobilisation" and "Horizontal functions and management“, with a budget of EUR 29.5 million. The implementing Lithuanian institutions are the Ministry of Finance, the Customs Department and the State Tax Inspectorate.