The government campaign EUCountry provides information about 6 basic European values, reveals the practical meaning of European integration and the advantages and opportunities that appear in the lives of Ukrainians thanks to the integration of our country into the EU. The EUCountry campaign is supported by the Representation of the European Union in Ukraine.
This is the rapprochement of Ukraine with the European Union both at the level of laws and at the level of rules and customs that exist in society. Its final result should be the accession of Ukraine to the EU. The vast majority of Ukrainians support the country’s accession to the European Union. The level of support varies between 60–70%.
Membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are different things. Not all EU members are members of NATO, although the Alliance includes most EU countries. Similarly, not all NATO countries are members of the EU – for example, the USA or Turkey.
The European Union is more about economy and cultural unity, NATO is more about security. In order to develop economically in the single family of European nations and feel safe, Ukraine seeks membership in both organizations.
SIX BASIC VALUES
OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
RESPECT FOR HUMAN DIGNITY01
is the source of all human rights and freedoms. Ukrainians understand this very well, which is why the 2014 Euromaidan was also called the Revolution of Dignity. Respect for human dignity has many dimensions. This is also a medical reform so that Ukrainians receive proper medical care. And electronic government services so that you don't have to stand in queues. And decent working conditions and social protection of the vulnerable population. And even normal toilets in schools.
it is the ability of a person to independently make choices and make decisions that affect his life or the life of society. An integral component of freedom is the right to security. Therefore, freedom is not only the free expression of one's thoughts or protection from unjustified detention. It is also the protection of personal data, quality roads and comfortable transport (the right to road safety), foreign educational programs (the right to study) and freedom of movement.
is the influence of citizens on state management. Therefore, it is responsibility and transparency of government actions, laws that reflect the interests of society, and taking into account the opinion of citizens when the government makes important decisions. In practice, this is implemented through e-governance (for example, the "Diya" application, which provides convenient access to government services), decentralization, which increases the opportunities of communities or the ability to influence authorities through the activities of public organizations, petitions, actions.
prohibits any discrimination on any grounds. Special attention is paid to equality between men and women, including in labor rights. In everyday life, equality means intolerance to corruption (because corruption occurs when an official uses his official position for his own benefit, which contradicts the idea of equality of all citizens), energy efficiency of housing (regardless of wealth, people should live in warm homes), opportunities for people with disability to be full members of society, and for women - to have the same rights as men.
RULE OF LAW05
means that decisions in the state are made in accordance with established rules and procedures. It also requires an impartial justice system that resolves disputes fairly, regardless of a person's property, social or other status. The embodiment of the rule of law is the reform of the courts and the law enforcement system, equal opportunities for different people to defend themselves in court. And the main thing is that there are uniform rules and laws for everyone, without exception.
RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHTS OF MINORITIES06
recognition that all people are born free and equal in their rights. These rights cover different areas. The right to have decent working conditions - regardless of gender, skin color or religion. The right to receive quality medical services. The right to freely dispose of one's property. It is also the right to a clean environment and to protect oneself as a consumer of various goods and services.