Heike Kottmann, EUAM Adviser/Trainer on Criminal Investigations (Odesa)October 31, 2019
Have you met Heike? She is an investigator from Germany, currently working as an EUAM Advisor in Odesa. She explains what it feels like to wear men’s protection gear whilst serving as one of the first women in a Riot Unit in Germany. Heike is not alone. Women are an integral part of the civilian […]
EUAM Head talks about IBMOctober 11, 2019
Ukrainian TV Channels broadcasted a report on the country’s Integrated Border Management (IBM) Strategy 2020-25, via its ‘Kordon Derzhavy’ (State Border) show. In it, EUAM’s Head of Mission Antti Hartikainen offered his opinion on the impact the Strategy will have on Ukraine’s security and cross-border procedures, and outlined the ways in which EUAM would be offering […]
EUAM staff members raise €2,000 for displaced older citizensSeptember 10, 2019
On Sunday 1 September, 12 EUAM staff members took part in the annual ‘Velo100’ bike race, cycling 100km around Kyiv in order to raise funds for the ‘Crisis Centre for Elderly People’, a shelter on the outskirts of Kyiv that provides accommodation for over 30 homeless older citizens, most of whom have been displaced by […]
Meet Venia, the cutest dog border guard in UkraineAugust 02, 2019
Venia works at the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. His job is to detect drugs. Find out more about a service dog with overwhelming charisma
What Ukrainian police can learn from their Portuguese counterpartsJuly 17, 2019
The law-enforcement system of Portugal differs to the one in Ukraine. The Portuguese Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) is a gendarmerie force that encompasses not only policing, but other security-related functions such as emergency-situations response or border guarding. “Analysis-based decision-making and engagement with the community are at the core of the GNR’s work,” reflected Olena Serebrennikova and Andriy […]
After over three years leading the EU Advisory Mission, Kęstutis Lančinskas is leaving his postMay 31, 2019
After over three years leading the EU Advisory Mission, Kęstutis Lančinskas is leaving his post. Find out what he, his Ukrainian and international partners and colleagues have to say about his time in Ukraine.
EU ‘Support for Police Reform in Ukraine’April 25, 2019
The EU ‘Support for Police Reform in Ukraine’ project was launched 2 years ago in order to make police more efficient and to increase public trust. Now, with the new policing approaches introduced, 420 police officers trained, 20 police stations renovated and new police cars donated, have a look how these results were achieved.
Meet Andriy Malchenko, a Ukrainian dialogue police officer, in EUAM Partner StoryMarch 29, 2019
Andriy is one of over 1,000 dialogue police officers in Ukraine. He was among the first trained by the EU Advisory Mission to work as such. Andriy started his career in the old militia, and after the ‘Revolution of Dignity’ served in the conflict-torn eastern part of Ukraine before joining the dialogue police. Andriy’s optimism […]
EUAM activities in the area of Rule of LawMarch 01, 2019
More than 70 investigative judges from all across Ukraine today took part in a seminar – organised by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) and the National School of Judges – that aimed to form an understanding of international standards for investigative judges in criminal proceedings, practices of the European Court of Human Rights, and to […]
Meet Olga Kakaulina – Communications Leader for Ukrainian Judiciary – in EUAM Partner StoryJanuary 29, 2019
In 2014, Olga Kakaulina became the Head of the Communications Department of Ukraine’s Council of Judges. Since then, she has been driving changes to make courts in Ukraine more open and transparent for society. The EU Advisory Mission has been supporting her on this path.
Twenty-four staff from Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector complete EUAM ‘Leading the Change’ programmeDecember 21, 2018
The 2018 edition of EUAM’s ‘Leading the Change’ programme has been completed. This involved intensive training for 24 staff in various civilian security sector institutions, covering modules such as change management, public policy, analytical decision making, innovative thinking, human rights, and strategic communication. These are the people who drive reforms within their organisations. The good […]
Ghost bus travels around Ukraine to find real driversDecember 13, 2018
Too many drivers are metaphorically absent behind the wheel – they may be talking on a mobile while driving, they might not be wearing a seatbelt, or maybe they are driving while under the influence of alcohol. Luckily many other drivers are not absent. The Kerui project’s ‘Ghost Bus’, supported by the EU Advisory Mission […]
Meet Ilona – Ukrainian public servant of the new generation in EUAM Partner StoryNovember 16, 2018
Ilona Havronska from the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has a strong faith in a prosperous future for her country. She is one of 24 participants of EUAM’s nine-month ‘Leading the Change’ programme that will be completed in December. The programme helps civilian security sector employees such as Ilona to build capacities to push for […]
Cars donated by EUAM help to police Chornobyl exclusion zoneOctober 25, 2018
“We do the same work as police in any other part of the country, just with some specifics” – this is how Ihor Artemchuk describes his work as Chief of Prevention Section of Chornobyl Nuclear Plant Zone police station, which patrols the large exclusion zone (home to 130 people today) established after the nuclear disaster in […]
Ukraine’s first community policing trainers Ihor and Anatoliy in EUAM Partner’s StoryOctober 05, 2018
Meet Anatoliy Povarchuk and Ihor Tsvilenko – the stars of our second #EUAMPartnerStory. With EUAM support, these experienced police unit commanders from Borispyl district are training their colleagues in community policing – a new concept for Ukraine. What are their thoughts on the experience? Find out from this video!