Interregional and transboundary cooperation of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova
Interregional and transboundary cooperation of Ukraine with the Republic of Moldova is realized in the framework of bilateral agreements between regions of Ukraine and Moldova, as well as Euroregions “Lower Danube”, “Upper Prut” and “Dniester”.
As of today 22 agreements and protocols on scientific-technical, humanitarian and trade-economic cooperation with regions of the Republic of Moldova have been made between territorial-administrative units of Ukraine (Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Kherson, Odesa, Cherkasy regions and the city of Kyiv).
23 agreements between regional branches of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova were also concluded.
Euroregion “Lower Danube” was founded on the 14th of August, 1998. Euroregion includes Odesa region (Ukraine), Galati, Tulcea, Breila counties (Romania), Cahul and Cantemir districts (the Republic of Moldova).
Creation of the Euroregion “Lower Danube” was aimed at solving the following tasks: achievement of harmonious and balanced development of economy; solving problems in the field of environmental protection; ensuring the appropriate level of employment and social protection of population; development of transport infrastructure; formation of common cultural space in Danube region; preventing and eliminating the consequences of natural and man-made disasters.
Euroregion “Upper Prut” was founded on September 22, 2000. Euroregion includes Chernivtsi region of Ukraine, Beltsy and Edinets districts of the Republic of Moldova, Botoshany and Suceava counties of Romania. Among the main achievements of the region in the sphere of transboundary cooperation is the first in Ukraine concept of targeted program of transboundary cooperation, developed by Chernivtsi regional state administration.
Euroregion “Dniester” was created on February 2 2012. The Euroregion includes Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, Soroca, Sholdenesti, Donduseni, Floresti, Rezina and Ocnita districts of Moldova. The main purpose of formation activity is implementation of transboundary projects of ecological, investment, transport-communication and humanitarian nature. The main activities of the Euroregion can be found at http://dniester.eu.