Dr Panagiota Manoli, Head of the Programme of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies of ELIAMEP and Assistant Professor at the University of the Aegean participated at the 4th Study Visit of EU Thought Leaders to Ukraine (1-2 March 2016). The visit was organided by the Institute of World Policy (Ukraine), supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Pact in Ukraine. The visit aimed at explaining the current situation in Ukraine, in particular discussing the latest security and political developments, the implementation of reforms, and the Minsk agreements. The delegation met with Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, and Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine as well as with several Ukrainian officials, civil activists, experts, and business representatives. Members of the delegation were editors and journalists from influential EU media and well-known experts from the leading EU think tanks, many of whom provide consultations to their governments and the European Commission. There were representatives from France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands and Slovakia.