MIP: Workshop for Officials on European Values Held in Sievierodonetsk
On April 18-19, workshops for civic activists and public servants from the Luhansk region were held in Sievierodonetsk on European values, benefits of the implementation of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, and regional features of European integration process.
In the course of the workshops, the participants learnt anti-discrimination media standards in Ukrainian law and respective Council of Europe standards. The Head of the Sector for European Integration, Liudmyla Vasylenko, noted that “among the important issues that require unbiased and balanced coverage is the issue of gender equality and tolerance for national minorities.”
The videoclips from the communication campaigns “In the Profession, All Are Equal” and “We Are Different, Yet United,” as well as a guidebook titled “Media Without Bias: Words Do Matter,” with cases and recommendations for journalists and other media workers on sensitive journalism and correct vocabulary, were presented.
On April 19th, a workshop “EU Talks” was held, relating to the implementation of the Association Agreement and the European integration promotion tools at the regional level, discussing the relevant current issues and challenges in the Luhansk region. Officials and civic activists discussed the issues of promoting European integration and the European choice of Ukraine in the region.
The event was held by the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine in cooperation with the Council of Europe project “Strengthening freedom of media, access to information and reinforcing public broadcasting system in Ukraine” and the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP) with the expert support of the League of Women's Rights Protection “Harmony of the Equal,” an NGO.
Organisationally, the event was supported by the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP), a multilateral donor framework programme, implemented jointly by four UN partner agencies—the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)—in cooperation with the Government of Ukraine.
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