On 28-29 October 2022, “Lowering the Bar” Project Team took part in the symposium “Ukraine on the way to EU membership”, organized at the University of Bergen (UiB).
The key themes of the Symposium included the implementation and the future of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement; perspectives on Ukraine’s EU membership application; approximation of laws on the way to European integration and experience of the EU integration – Eastern Enlargement of 2004. The Symposium brought together speakers both from academia and public institutions from the EU/EEA and Ukraine.
Project Team presented two co-authored project-related papers, namely “From the 2014 Annexation of Crimea to the 2022 Russian war on Ukraine: Path-Dependence and Socialization in the EU-Ukraine Relations between the Critical Junctures” and “Compliance Negotiations and the EU Association Relations with Third Countries. The Case of Ukraine”. Talks’ streaming to online audience and the facilitation of discussion was ensured by conference organizer Dr. Liliia Opprysk, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen.