The Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) will use renewed Endowment support to continue promoting public discussion on political reforms and national unity. The think tank will organize a series of activities to analyze, publicize, and debate the state of democracy in Ukraine. The activities will include trainings, meetings, and discussions to facilitate dialogue about reform and national unity. It will also produce in-depth studies and publications on the situation in Crimea, national identity during the Donbas military conflict, and major developments in national politics.
In the coming year, UCIPR will continue to monitor and analyze the issues influencing the country’s political stability. It will focus on two topics – the status of Crimea, and discourse on national identity.
UCIPR will produce a report on the status of the Crimean peninsula, which will include analysis and offer concrete recommendations for policies in the educational, political, military, social, informational, and cultural fields necessary to create the preconditions for the eventual reintegration of Crimea back into Ukraine.
The think tank also will produce a publication analyzing the attitudes of different political groups toward possible scenarios for solving the Donbas military conflict and its influence on national identity. The think tank will present the results of its research to the National Security Council, the Ministry on the Temporary Occupied Territories, parliamentarians, the expert community, and the general public. It will also publish the reports on its website.
01 May 2017 – 30 April 2018
NED (National Endowment for Democracy)