European integration vs Europeanisation. Some ideas on the eve of the EU-Ukraine summit

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Nadia Bureiko: During the annual EU-Ukraine summit visa-free regime and success/failure of the implementation of the Association Agreement are among the top news again. 

During the annual EU-Ukraine summit visa-free regime and success/failure of the implementation of the Association Agreement are among the top news again. However, the Ukrainian society might forget that both visa-free regime and the Association Agreement are not primarily goals but rather instruments to achieve the goal that is still ahead. These are “carrots” used by the EU to encourage us to Europeanization. All in all, European integration without Europeanisation is impossible.

The article argues the main mechanisms and tools of Europeanisation as well as the peculiarities and the main challenges  that preclude Europeanisation process to successfully unfold in Ukraine.

The text is available (in Ukrainian) here: http://www.eurointegration.com.ua/experts/2016/11/24/7057925/ or http://voxukraine.org/2016/11/24/eu-ukraine-ua/


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