The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved an action plan for the implementation of the Communication Strategy on Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration until 2025. The relevant decision was made at a government meeting.
"Ukraine is already part of the Euro-Atlantic security architecture, which is confirmed by the dialogue with the allies that we have today against the background of the escalating security situation around Ukraine. On the agenda are the expansion of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, in particular within the framework of the status of the Partner with Enhanced Opportunities, and the intensification of reforms in the security and defense sector. It is important to strengthen these areas with proper information work. And today [January 12] the Government approved a plan, supported by budget funding. This is critical in the face of constant hybrid attacks from Russia," Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishina comments.
The action plan focuses on strengthening communication between more than 100 government agencies, educational and research institutions, and local governments involved in the implementation of annual national programs under the auspices of the NATO-Ukraine Commission.
The plan includes the following main activities:
- strengthening of interdepartmental communication on Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as cooperation between central and local executive bodies and local self-government;
- training and advanced training of officials of public authorities and local self-government on Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine and on communication issues;
- introduction of unified approaches to the coverage of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration by state bodies, measures to inform the media;
- conduction of national information campaigns, public events, as well as communication activities at the local level for communities;
- countering misinformation about Euro-Atlantic integration;
- establishment of regular and systematic communication with the international community on Ukraine's strategic course towards NATO accession and related reforms.
The implementation of the action plan will be financed within the budget of the relevant state bodies and institutions, as well as within the "Implementation of measures on European and Euro-Atlantic integration in the information sphere" budget program.
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