Created on Monday, 29 June 2015 15:39
EUROPEUM is a proud partner of the Destination: Transparency project
leading by PISM (Polish Institute of International Affairs)
About the project:
Shortcomings in the rule of law and particularly corruption remain the main obstacles of improving the levels of democracy and prosperity even in the most advanced of the Eastern Partnership countries. Slow and ineffective reforms in this field are also a disincentive to improving business and trade relations with the neighbouring EU Member States and pose a number one barrier to advancing relations with the EU.
While the national authorities have already adopted part of the necessary legislation, there is a long way to their full implementation, which is not just a legal matter, but one of political will and public endorsement. The EU’s support comes primarily through the Eastern Partnership via both bilateral and multilateral channels. Yet the six years’ experience of the policy shows clear pitfalls and space to improve the effectiveness of the existing support mechanisms.
The main aim of the project is to identify possible ways to upgrade the EU’s role in improving the rule of law and fight against corruption in Moldova and Ukraine based on the experience of the V4 countries. A special emphasis will be on Brussels’ possibilities of leverage to empower civil society actors in their interaction with the authorities. The project proposes a two-dimensional approach to improve the status quo:
1) providing a platform to transfer V4 best practices to Moldovans and Ukrainians during a workshop;
2) based on research working out policy recommendations on how to upgrade the EU’s instruments to leverage on reforms in Moldova and Ukraine.
Project leader: PISM
(Polish Institute of International Affairs)
Project financing: Destination: Transparency is co-financed by the International Visegrad Fund from an Extended Standard Grant.
Partners of the project:
Created on Monday, 29 June 2015 08:31
Eva Rybkova, Vera RihackovaTimeframe:
January - December 2015 (ongoing)Status:
Project leader Executive Summary:
The aim of the project is to enhance the security of journalists, bloggers and activists from Crimea and eastern regions of Ukraine by strengthening their knowledge of Russian legislation related to the media and in the area of cybersecurity. The project also aims at targeted advocacy in the Czech Republic in order to provide for first-hand information about the developments in Crimea and eastern parts of Ukraine. Outputs:
Partners: Internews UkraineDonors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
- Trainings in Kyiv and Prague
- Advocacy Trip to Prague
- On-line platform for legal assistance
, Heinrich Böll Foundation