In 2020, experts of the Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (UNP EaP CSF) analyzed the implementation of 20 expected deliverables of the Eastern Partnership for the period from September 16, 2019, to September 1, 2020. Since 2017, UNP EaP CSF has prepared an annual monitoring report “Ukraine’s progress in implementation of 20 Eastern Partnership deliverables for 2020 “. The platform’s experts analyze the trends in Ukraine’s achievement of the deliverables, paying special attention to institutional and procedural changes, openness and inclusiveness of the process. In addition to monitoring, the experts offer their recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of achieving the 20 main goals of the Eastern Partnership, which creates an additional practical dimension for the institutions involved in the decision-making process.
Hennadiy Maksak, Editor, Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism“, National Coordinator of the Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (2017-2018):
The Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (UNP EaP CSF) prepared the final annual monitoring of Ukraine’s implementation of the 20 deliverables of the Eastern Partnership by 2020.
That is the fourth annual snapshot of successes in implementing the deliverables proposed in 2017 to guide the medium-term outlook in the EU’s relations with partner countries.
The level of deliverables’ implementation by both the Ukrainian government and the national governments of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova should be a marker for European institutions in their approaches in forming a new horizon of common goals and objectives by 2025.
This study has several features compared to previous annual monitoring. First, the study forms a kind of finish line as of September 2020, which shows where the Ukrainian side has made progress, and where the deliverables were excessive or unimportant for Ukraine.
Second, the UNP EaP CSF experts offered their proposals for a new framework document in the context of the thematic priorities of the previous deliverables horizon.
Third, such monitoring has traditionally been the product of cooperation between the Ukrainian National Platform and the Government Office for Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, which may indicate the continued synergy of state and non-governmental institutions concerned with Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
We hope that our developments will help Eastern Partnership policymakers in Brussels, representatives of relevant government institutions, independent researchers and scholars.
Monitoring Report of UNP EaP CSF: Ukraine’s progress in implementation of 20 Eastern Partnership deliverables for 2020, 2020
This monitoring was prepared in the framework of the project “Support to UNP EaP CSF“ implemented by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) with the European Union’s financial support.