Sign the Civil Declaration on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
Ukraine’s future must not be left to politicians to endanger. Civil Society has a role to play and is willing to do so now. Please sign the following agreement (see below the text for details)
On the basis of the Association Agreement, initialled by Ukraine and the EU in 2012, we, as representatives of civil society in the European Union and Ukraine place our signatures to the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. This demonstrates our deep commitment to the values and principles enshrined in it and our will to carry out the significant reforms envisaged by the Agreement to modernize Ukraine.
We express our disappointment with the decision of Ukraine’s Government to put off the signing of the Agreement and see no acceptable rational reason for this decision.
Taking into account the will of Ukrainian society as demonstrated by the ongoing mass protests in support for a European future, and confirmed by numerous public opinion surveys, and supported by the Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Forum and organized civil society as a whole:
We sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and commit ourselves to promoting implementation in all spheres where civil society has its aims, interests and concerns.
In our commitment to increasing engagement of civil society (Chapter 26 of the Agreement), we call for the initiation of a bilateral EU-Ukraine Civil Platform as envisaged by Article 468 without delay.
We invite all interested members of civil society to take part in a working group on the creation of a Civil Platform regardless of when the Agreement is officially signed.
We will continue public pressure on the Ukrainian authorities aimed at ensuring that the Association Agreement is signed as soon as possible.
Signed in Vilnius, 28 November 2013
On behalf of Ukraine
Oleksandr Sushko, Coordinator of the Ukrainian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Forum
On behalf of the EU
Krzysztof Bobiński, Co-Chair of the EU-Ukraine Civil Forum
The Agreement can be endorsed here below the Ukrainian text here: http://eap-csf.org.ua/declaration/
The boxes are for: First Name; Last Name; Email; and (optional) Organization.
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