Working Group 6: Participation and Civil Society and Ukraine

Expert: Igor Studennikov

Content and results

  • At the moment, the lack of coordination of Ukraine’s involvement in EUSDR at the level of the central government.
  • The civil society is the main driving force of the EUSDR in Ukraine.
  • The government has not enough capacity to be the only key actor in the EUSDR process.
  • Civil society has to push the government to establish an efficient coordination structure that has to involve the government, civil society and expert community.
  • Civil society has enough capacity to assist the government with the implementation of concrete projects in the framework of the EUSDR.
  • Civil society is able and must to perform an efficient monitoring of the governments activity in terms of the EUSDR implementation.
  • Civil society needs to be supported by EU politically, institutionally and financially.