The work of the Ukraine Task Force has evolved over the years from offering general policy advice towards more concrete projects, focused on developing capacity-building in support of public administration reform. In 2018, a peer-to-peer cooperation initiative was implemented with the support of the U-LEAD programme. Five EU-Ukrainian pairs of partners worked on projects in the field of local economic development, tourism, energy efficiency, rural development and citizens' involvement. At the final wrap-up event on 13 February 2019 in Brussels, the stakeholders concluded that the aims of the pilot phase of the peer-to-peer cooperation were achieved.
The next phase of peer-to-peer cooperation is planned to take place in 2022, with the support of the European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) and its "Integrity Cities" concept. The cities will exchange experience in the field of fighting corruption and raising transparency of local public administration.
How is it composed?
The Working Group is led by Ms. Alexandra Dulkiewicz (EPP/PL) and consists of six CoR members. They meet twice per year. The members of the Working Group are: Mr Stavros Stavrinides (PES/CY), Mr Pavel Branda (ECR/CZ), Mr Gints Kaminskis (Renew Europe/LV), Mr Krzysztof Iwaniuk (EA/PL) and Mr Florian Siekmann (Greens/DE).