Today, at the 23rd EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv, the European Union and Ukraine reaffirmed their strong partnership and commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union.
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President, Charles Michel, and High Representative/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, represented the European Union alongside the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The European Union and Ukraine agreed on a Joint Statement, with three new important agreements:
- Signing a milestone aviation agreement: Ukraine and EU signed a comprehensive air transport agreement, opening the way for a ‘Common Aviation Area’ between the two.
- Association of Ukraine to Horizon Europe for 2021-2027 and the Euratom Research and Training Programme for 2021-2025: Ukrainian researchers and innovators can now participate in those two programmes, with a budget of €95.5 billion and €1.38 billion respectively, under the same conditions as entities from EU Member States.
- Association of Ukraine to Creative Europe for 2021-2027: Ukrainian cultural and creative organisations can now participate in Europe’s flagship €2.44 billion programme, under the same conditions as entities from EU Member States.