A joint meeting of European Union Information Centres’ representatives took place in Moscow (06/03/2009)
On the 26th and 27th of February 2009, a joint meeting of representatives of the European Union Information Centres in Ukraine and Belarus took place in Moscow. Staff of 8 EUis from Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Ternopil, Chernovtsy, Lutsk and Minsk participated in the event.
The project of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine "Support to the Information Centres of the EU in Ukraine and Belarus" is aimed at further development of EUis’ structure, support of their activity on dissemination of information about the EU, popularization of EU-Ukraine cooperation.
The meeting was held in the office of the Delegation of the European Commission to Russia. The participants were informed on the history of creation, activity and priorities of the EUis in Russia.
In terms of the meeting participants visited one of the biggest Information centres of the EU in Russia at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (the MGIMO-University). Maksim Kurgan, the Director of the EUi at the MGIMO-University, shared his long experience and familiarized representatives of the EUis in Ukraine and Belarus with peculiarities and opportunities of the EU information centre.
At the end of the meeting the participants discussed results of the EUis’ activities in 2008 and shared their plans on enhanced EUis’ work in 2009.
Today over 600 information centres function all over the world.
The global idea of the European Union Information Centres is to disseminate information about the European Union, its policies, assistance to universities and research centres in teaching students and conducting researches on European integration.
There are 7 EUIs functioning in Ukraine at Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Ternopil, Chernivtsi and Lutsk Universities. One EU Information Centre operates in Belarus (Minsk).