Ukraine, one of the largest countries in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains, is facing several challenges since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The country has been undertaking several reforms in coherence with EU values, norms and standards. However, the current circumstances of Crimea and Sevastopol have raised security and instability issues resulting in a deep humanitarian crisis. With the purpose to evaluate the effectiveness of the EU’s bilateral assistance aimed at stabilising the country’s economy, we are very pleased to announce a new project awarded, which we will implement in partnership with IBF International Consulting.
Identifying the distinctive role of EU support, assessing the effectiveness and suitability of assistance mechanisms and providing recommendations for the future are key elements of the project. The overall objective of the assessment is to provide an overview of assistance that will be of value to the programme planning efforts of both EU and Ukraine. The intention is to improve coordination and effectiveness via an improved understanding of what has and had not worked. Having in mind the strategic importance of these mechanisms for Ukraine, this is challenging project that we are looking forward to implementing.
Development cooperation for potential future synergies between EU countries is a priority and we are committed to contribute for further collaboration with the implementation of projects in Ukraine. We want to thank our partner, experts and team to make this happen.