Client: European Commission, 2006/07 – 2009/06
The mission of the Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Center (UEPLAC) is to promote Ukraine’s political, economic and social convergence with the EU. The aim of the project was to deepen the knowledge and to build capacities of the staff of the Ukrainian authorities in aligning national law with EU principles and the provisions of the acquis in the areas covered by the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan (ENP AP). Main project activities were focused on the harmonization of EU law: consultations on the preparation of the annual harmonization plan, adoption or amendment of relevant legislation, training on these issues. The project strengthened the capacities of the Ukrainian authorities to properly implement national harmonization activities and identify priority areas for harmonization.
The project provided technical assistance to the Ministries and Parliament of Ukraine, as well as to non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan (ENP AP). The UEPLAC project, funded by the European Commission, has been ongoing in separate phases since 1995. ESTEP, together with its partners European Consultants Organization (Belgium), Thales Services (France), STELLA Consulting (France) and European and Financial Consulting (Poland), has implemented Phase IV of the UEPLAC project.