Guide: Facilitating transition to European standards in the EaP countries

The purpose of the guide "Facilitating transition to European standards in the EaP countries" is to provide useful recommendations that will facilitate implementation of European standards in Eastern Partnership countries, especially in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, and will contribute to implementation of the European integration agenda by these three countries.

The recommendations are based on the analysis of the evolution of the standardization sector in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. This Guide is taken into consideration the constraints faced by these countries in the process of implementation of European standards.

Continue reading

Date:October 20, 2017
Language:English, Romanian
Topics:European standardization

Comparative Study: EU standards velocity within EaP countries

The comparative study "EU standards velocity within EaP countries. Evaluation of the progress and challenges in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia" approaches in a comparative view the challenges and opportunities of the standardization process in three Eastern Partnership countries – Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine- and outlines the basic trends and dynamics. It focuses on the transition from Soviet (GOSTs) to European/International standards and analyses the obstacles associated with this process. The paper seeks to figure out how the signing of the Association Agreements between the EU and the three EaP countries have contributed to the implementation of European standards in these countries and discusses practical examples in construction, agro-food and energy efficiency sector in support.

Continue reading

Date:August 30, 2017
Language:English, Russian
Topics:Eastern Partnership, EU standardization

Policy Report: Integration of human rights issues in European development cooperation policy

Through its development and cooperation policy, the European Union (EU) has committed to becoming a global promoter of human rights. Since its inception, the EU has begun considerable efforts to incorporate the principles of respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms, as well as the values of democracy and the rule of law, both in foreign policy and in the European Union's development cooperation policy.

The full report can be accessed here.

Date:July 17, 2017
Topics:Human Rights, EU