17 August 2015 Mass media

Surprise! Ukraine Loves NATO

A recent poll by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation made headlines in Ukraine: 64 percent of respondents said they would vote for NATO accession in a hypothetical referendum. This result marks a landslide — and rapid — shift in Ukrainians’ perception of the European security architecture.

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Expert opinion


6 August 2015
Mass media

Support for joining NATO considerably increases in Ukraine –poll

Almost two thirds of the Ukrainian public is ready to vote in favor of joining NATO, and more than half of Ukrainians support joining the EU, according to a poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in cooperation with the sociological service of the Razumkov Center.

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14 July 2015
Articles

Mukacheve Incident and Its Political Implications

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation analyst Ruslan Kermach considers possible political implications of events in Mukachevo for main political actors inside and outside Ukraine.

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9 June 2015
Policy papers

Ukraine’s Strategy for Building Relations with the Population of Crimea and Donbass. Lessons Learnt from Georgia for Ukraine

From September 2014, in the framework of the project Ukraine – out of the Crisis through Dialogue three working visits of Ukrainian experts and journalists to Georgia were organized, in order to study the positive and negative aspects of Georgian reforms. In addition, three round tables were held, with the participation of experts from Ukraine, Georgia, Russia, and EU countries. As a result, participants of the project prepared several analytical materials. The document which was jointly prepared by Ukrainian and Georgian experts is aimed at helping the Ukrainian government and civil society to formulate policy in regard to the populations of occupied territories.

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Ukrainian Democratic Barometer'2014

The aim of the project «Ukrainian Democracy Barometer» lies in the assessment of the key spheres of democratic life according to the criteria of its correspondence with the standards of consolidated democracy and defining of the main «sore points» that require the attention of civil society.

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27 February 2015
Mass media

After year of conflict, Ukrainians believe they’re fighting for survival

Iryna Bekeshkina, director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, which surveys the mood of Ukrainians, said that even as late as December, Ukrainians remained hopeful for the future. But she said the steady beat of bad news, on both the war and economic fronts, had dampened that.

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17 February 2015
Books

National Exit Poll: 2014 Parliamentary Elections

From presented publication you will be able to get to know about the peculiarities of voters of different political forces and candidates, the dynamics of electoral choice and a lot of other interesting things.

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28 October 2014
Mass media

Taking Measure Of The Ukrainian Mind-Set

How have Ukrainian attitudes toward the EU, Russia, and NATO changed? Is it possible to conduct opinion polls in the Donbas? And why is support for the Ukrainian Communist Party in decline? On the eve of critical parliamentary elections in Ukraine, Dmitry Volchek of RFE/RL's Russian Service speaks to Kyiv-based sociologist Iryna Bekeshkyna, director of the Democratic Initiative polling fund.

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20 October 2014
Mass media

Donbas poll finds support for united Ukraine

September polling shows weak support for separation and that more people want to be citizens of a united Ukraine.

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13 October 2014
Events

National Exit Poll on 2014 parliamentary elections

On October 26, 2014 – day of the elections to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – “National Exit Poll” consortium which includes Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF), Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), and Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Researches named after Oleksanr Razumkov (Razumkov Centre) will conduct the National Exit Poll-2014.

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