The organization exists because the problem of barriers in Europe is growing despite the globalization and progress in implementing the visa-free regime.
Dilemma “security-freedom,” in particular regarding the freedom of movement of persons, will be one of thecross-cutting themes of European and Ukrainian policies in the next decades. The organization will have a clear thematic niche as populist pressure on freedom of movement will intensify, and the trend toward greater closeness of societies will include a desire to play back European achievements in terms of open borders. Ukraine is already becoming a part of common European field. The organization will build a sustainable bridge between the European and Ukrainian agendas. In this area, not only traditional forms of international public cooperation are possible, but also the formation of a new culture and practice of civic cooperation between Ukraine and the EU.
To find a new balance between freedom of movement and security (national and human security) in an effort to see Europe without barriers and Ukraine being a part of this Europe.
Our aim is to see the world, where:
- Ukraine is a safe and friendly country
- Ukrainians use the visa-free entry to the EU, which is backed by statistics of mobility, the number of visa-free countries increases
- The risks of restoring the visa regime with the EU are eliminated
- Stability of reforms within the Action Plan on Visa Liberalisationis achieved
- Ukraine meets obligations in the field of asylum refugee, anti-corruption, and anti-discrimination
- A public discourse that opposes a fear of immigrants was created and is maintained
- Ukraine successfully overcomes the challenges caused by the conflict in particular regarding IDPs and border control
- Ukraine successfully uses existing political and legal instruments of freedom of movement including the Association Agreement, the Common Aviation Area Agreement with the EU, etc
- The queues and corruption factors at the Ukrainian borders with the EU are overcome
- Equality of rights
- Public usefulness, service
- Independence, neutrality
- Accountability: transparency and publicity
- Partnership and cooperation
- Balance and social responsibility