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Civic School for Sound EU Practice Relaunched!

The Civic School for Sound EU Practice starts a new series of trainings in Ukraine until 2019, develops cooper­ation with local partners and increases its outreach. New partic­i­pants looked for!

In the years 2015–2017, the Institute for European Politics has success­fully conducted the Civic School for Sound EU Practice (CiSEP) in Ukraine. Within the project, more than 80 repre­sen­ta­tives of Ukrainian civil society organi­za­tions from all over Ukraine were trained to criti­cally monitor and influence the imple­men­tation of the EU-Ukraine Associ­ation Agreement. Thanks to the support of the German Federal Foreign Office the project has been extended until mid-2019 and will now (as of May 2017) start its second project cycle.

In the last days of April 2017, the repre­sen­ta­tives of the Capacity Devel­opment Ukraine Team at IEP, Anne Bercio, Constanze Aka and Martin Stein, met in Kyiv with Ukrainian project partners from Polissya Foundation for Inter­na­tional and Regional Studies (Chernihiv), Civil Network OPORA (Lviv) and Odessa regional organi­zation of All-Ukrainian NGO “Committee of Voters of Ukraine” to evaluate the training measures of the first project cycle. As the meeting also served as planning of the second project cycle they were joined by repre­sen­ta­tives of a new CiSEP partner: Dnipro Regional Organi­zation of NGO “Public Chamber of Ukraine”.

Based on the feedback from previous partic­i­pants, the new trainings have been further developed and adapted according to the needs and experi­ences of the Ukrainian civil society repre­sen­ta­tives. Thanks to the new partner, CiSEP will not only continue its work in Chernihiv, Odessa and Lviv, but also extend it to Dnipro. Each of the cities will play a role as a regional training center.

The first trainings of the new CiSEP training cycle will start in July 2017. For this we are looking for 75 active citizens and change-makers from all regions of Ukraine. Here you can find the Call for Appli­ca­tions.