New border stakeholders

The second quarter of this year was marked by the emergence of a number of new initiatives related to border management,1 necessary due to the start of largescale Russian invasion in Ukraine. Among these initiatives are:

• Ukraine Recovery Plan;
• «Solidarity Lanes» Initiative;
• «Open Border» working group/project.

Each of these initiatives has its own clearly defined goals and objectives for the development of Ukraine’s western borders. Similarly, each of the three initiatives, as well as the interagency working group on IBM coordination, has its own list of stakeholders that require coordinated communication and clear mechanisms of interaction between participants both within and outside the initiative in question. However, for example, based on the results of the analysis of the «Solidarity Lanes» initiative, the experts of «Europe without Barriers» concluded that there are significant gaps in its coordination both at the national and interstate levels.2 Therefore, taking into account wartime tasks and needs, today it is necessary to conduct an audit of the border stakeholders, as well as to revise the mechanisms for attracting new participants and other stakeholders, in order to achieve a common goal, in particular, to expand export corridors, eliminate bottlenecks at the borders and create preconditions for effective economic cooperation between Ukraine and the EU today and in the future

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