The EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) is the comprehensive EU anti-corruption program in Ukraine financed by the EU and Denmark and implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The program contributes to reducing corruption in Ukraine at the national and local level through the empowerment of citizens, civil society, businesses, and state institutions.

The EUACI began in 2017 and has since established itself as a flagship program. A new 4-year phase was launched in May 2020 with a 22.9 million EURO budget, and the EUACI became an integrated part of the Foreign Ministry of Denmark. The EUACI is playing a pivotal role in ensuring the sustainable institutional development of anti-corruption institutions. Assistance provided to civil society organizations and investigative journalists enhances their capacities and promotes their essential role in anti-corruption efforts. Five cities are selected as Integrity Cities: the EUACI is cooperating with the city mayors and administrations, and civil society to strengthen transparency, accountability, and integrity.

Find more information about the three components of the EUACI here.