Project: Strengthening security of the citizens active in the public space in Crimea and support of their contacts with the rest of Ukraine and the Czech Republic

Project Managers: Eva Rybkova, Vera Rihackova

Timeframe: January - December 2015 (ongoing)

Status: Project leader 

Executive Summary:
The aim of the project is to enhance the security of journalists, bloggers and activists from Crimea and eastern regions of Ukraine by strengthening their knowledge of Russian legislation related to the media and in the area of cybersecurity. The project also aims at targeted advocacy in the Czech Republic in order to provide for first-hand information about the developments in Crimea and eastern parts of Ukraine. 

  • Trainings in Kyiv and Prague
  • Advocacy Trip to Prague
  • On-line platform for legal assistance
Partners: Internews Ukraine

Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Heinrich Böll Foundation


  • Publication: Destination: Transparency project - case studies on the anti-corruption in the V4 countries

    Corruption is the most oft-cited obstacle in relations between the EU and two of its eastern partners, Moldova and Ukraine. Seeping through public and private exchanges alike, systemic corruption impedes sectoral reforms—a crucial element of modernisation. The handbook offers concrete case studies from the Visegrad countries’ anti-corruption policy tracks and proposes solutions on how Moldova and Ukraine can best capitalise on the EU’s expertise, financial assistance and political momentum in anti-corruption reforms to minimise risk and optimise success. 

    One of the outcomes within the framework of the Destination: Transparency project - case studies on the anti-corruption in the V4 countries. 

    In this publication contributed our senior researcher Věra Řiháčková (chapter about Czech Republic with Helena Joachimsthalerová).

    You can download the publication on PISM webpage.