On June, 1, the European Union’s anti-corruption initiative in Ukraine (EUACI) was officially launched in Kiev. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the ability of the newly formed Ukrainian anti-corruption institutions.
This is a three-year project with a budget of 15.84 million Euros. The European Commission’s contribution is 14.5 million Euros, while the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocated 1.34 million Euros.
The initiative is comprised of three elements. The first one is strengthening of anti-corruption bodies in the prosecution of the inquiries, criminal proceedings, and punishment. Within this component, the EU will provide expert support, IT support, and more.
The second component provides for the creation of an advisory board of international experts who will strengthen the capacity of the Verkhovna Rada on preventing and combating corruption to research legislation and monitor the implementation of anti-corruption reform.
The third component will involve the public and the media in the regions to the anti-corruption activities by means of issuing grants.