The EU NEIGHBOURS east project, in collaboration with ACT LLC, carries out opinion polls in the EU's six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) on an annual basis.
According to the 2017 survey:
- 43% of Ukrainians have a positive image of the EU and 58% Ukrainians believe relations with the European Union were good.
- More than 70% of Ukrainians believe that the EU represents values such as human rights, economic prosperity, rule of law and individual freedoms.
- 58% of people in Ukraine trust the European Union, compared to the United Nations (51%) and NATO (46%).
- More than half of Ukrainians (56%) are aware of the EU’s financial support, and 36% of this believe that the support is effective (up from 34% last year).
The purpose of the annual surveys is to investigate and understand better the opinion and the level of awareness that citizens of the EU's Eastern Partner countries have about the European Union and its cooperation with their country. They cover the following broad topics:
- General perceptions about the EU
- Values associated with the EU
- Assessment of EU relations with the home country
- Awareness of financial support provided by the EU and assessment of its effectiveness
- Sources of information
- Country evaluation and future expectations
The Eastern Partnership regional overview report and factsheets are available here.
To find out more about EU – Ukraine cooperation and partnership, go here.