Road to the EU of the Visegrad countries: Lessons for Ukraine

Supported by: International Visegrad Fund

Project span: September – November 2014

Leading project organization: The Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiative Foundation (DIF), Kyiv

IVO project team: Grigorij Mesežnikov (researcher-analyst), Ján Bartoš (technical and organizational support)

Partners: Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), Bratislava; EUROPEUM – Institute for European Policy, Prague; CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw

Objective: To inform the Ukrainian professional and wider public about experience of V4 countries in political and socio-economic reforms and European integration through the surveying of V4 experts’ opinion, analytical studies and public debates in different regions of Ukraine. Project assesses the readiness of Ukraine to carry out the sectorial reforms, identifies the most pressing problems and obstacles on the way of Ukraine into the EU and to finds the ways of overcoming them.


- The first series of roundtables European integration of Visegrad countries: Experiences and lessons for the reforms in Ukraine carried out in the cities of Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia and Krivy Roh  

- The second series of roundtables European integration Visegrad countries: Experiences and lessons for the reforms in Ukraine carried out in Odessa, Mykolayiv and Kherson

- Expert survey carried out in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland

- Expert survey carried out in Ukraine

- The final international conference in Kyiv

- Collection of expert studies (download in pdf)


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