The Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation PAUCI established in April 2005 as a legacy organization to the Poland-America-Ukraine Cooperation Initiative. Since 1999, this Initiative served as a unique tri-lateral inter-governmental program (financed by USAID) aimed at sharing best practices of Poland's successful transition from a centrally planned economy to a liberal, market-oriented democracy.
From 2005 to 2012 enriched by PAUCI financial and technical assistance, more than 460 Polish and Ukrainian organizations have conducted some 220 partnership projects and activities influencing key areas of civil society and free-market development.
The mission of PAUCI:
Build the capacity of Ukraine to integrate more closely with the European Union through the application of European experience. The foundation also aims to involve Ukraine in the active support of democratic processes and economic development in the region - Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Georgia and other countries on the post-Soviet space.