On 16 June 2017, the European Dialogue experts Oleksandr Sofiy and Taras Baranetsky participated in a workshop “Develщping projects that are funded from the State Budget” organized by the Lviv Regional State Administration with the support of the “U-LEAD with Europe” Programme.
30 journalists from 25 publishing houses from different regions of Ukraine attended a press briefing of the leading officials of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
A number of important reforms have been launched in Ukraine since the Euromaidan. However, the electoral reform – the key one in the field of democracy and accountability of authorities – is substantially lagging behind.
Experts of the Civil Network “OPORA” developed a number of tools to easily monitor activities of parliamentarians.
On 26 May 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine announced the public administration reform, in particularl the reform of ten pilot ministries and the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers. The reform primarily aims at improving the quality of government decisions. This was stated by experts and representatives of ministries at a press briefing held at Ukraine Crisis Media Center on 8 June 2017.
On 30 May 2017, Kyiv hosted the II Energy Congress. Representatives of international and Ukrainian energy community, leading market experts, investors, representatives of the European Commission and the subject ministries discussed the electricity market reform, the possibility to increase the share of renewable energy, as well as prospects for future use of oil and gas.
Resource & Analysis Center “Society and Environment” (RAC “Society and Environment”) launches a new project “Promoting European Reforms in the Field of Environment and Climate Change in Ukraine” with the support of the European Union and International Renaissance Foundation in the framework of “Civil Synergy” project.
New web platform containing key information about Ukraine for international audience has been launched by UkraineWorld, a networking initiative.
The number of exchange programs between East and West of Ukraine has increased significantly – this strengthens the society.