Estonia, Sweden, and Ukraine have launched a joint project to improve the professional competence of Ukrainian diplomats and civil servants on EU accession.
On June 9, 2023, in Stockholm, the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine (DAU), the Swedish Institute (SI), the Estonian Center for International Development (ESTDEV), the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) signed an agreement to implement a joint long-term project “Ukraine’s European Path”.
This project is aimed at building the educational capacity of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine to systematically train Ukrainian diplomats and civil servants on EU accession.
Within the framework of the project, the participants of the professional training will consider the decision-making process and directions of EU sectoral policies, aspects and procedures of negotiating EU accession, development of cross-border cooperation, digitalization of public services, and countering cyber threats.
Hennadii Nadolenko, Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine:
Ukraine is preparing for negotiations on membership in the European Union and thus needs professionals who understand the peculiarities and procedures of negotiations with the EU to form effective negotiation teams. The project should contribute to the development of the necessary competence and capacity to ensure the implementation of the priority task of Ukraine’s foreign policy.