Unity in Europe: how it all startedMay 16, 2020
Europe Day is 9 May, but Ukraine celebrates it annually on every third Saturday in May. While the usual public events cannot take place this year, Europe Day remains a potent symbol of unity between Ukraine and the rest of Europe – a day of peace, shared values and shared history with all European nations.
Domestic violence: Covid is an abuser’s dream but a victim’s nightmareMay 15, 2020
The quarantine has caused victims of domestic violence additional stress, while giving abusers room for further control. The fourth in EUAM’s series on domestic violence gives tips on how victims can protect themselves.
Domestic violence: children caught in the cross-fireApril 23, 2020
It is human instinct to want to protect our children and keep them away from trouble, but still an estimated 275 million children globally suffer from domestic violence. The third in our series of videos on domestic violence explains how domestic violence affects children and what we can do to help them.
Domestic violence: simulation training for police in KropyvnytskyiApril 03, 2020
This is the second in our series of videos on domestic violence, an issue now in even sharper focus with the Covid-19 lockdown.
Domestic violence: what to do and where to call for helpMarch 05, 2020
Above all other places, the feeling of security for citizens must start in the home. But for thousands of people in Ukraine and worldwide, the home does not offer the protection that it should. EUAM has been working with partners in Ukraine to improve mitigation and response measures in order to tackle domestic violence. This, […]
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.