The Revolution of Dignity brought fundamental changes in Ukrainian society. New political elites are emerging. But it would be naive to assume that the revolution and sudden societal change would make Ukrainian oligarchs-influenced, organized crime vanish overnight. Organised crime, which has been an unfortunate feature of Ukrainian political life for many years, is now being rivalled by powerful and invigorated civil society, which has started exercising previously unseen influence over Ukrainian political life.
Active civil society, together with pressure from foreign partners are among key elements contributing to pushing of important reforms and dismantling of corruption and criminal networks. Certain success has been already achieved in this regard.
In our effort to strengthen civil society in Ukraine we carefully select our partners and share with them positive and well as negative examples from transformation of the post-communist countries. New politicians, local NGOs and representatives of local administration and councils are among our priorities. We see corruption practices and state-organised crimes nexus on local level as one the main challenge.