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News

20 August 2019, 16:05

SnE committeemen school novices in the organ’s problematics, presenting results of its 5-year work

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

Foreground issues of development of the regulatory framework for education, science, innovations, intellectual property, and copyright were discussed at the Science and Education Committee (SnE committee)

The body held a special meeting of the committeemen of two “generations” – MPs of the eighth and the ninth convocations of the parliament. The meeting was conducted to present the results of the committee’s work during the gone parliament.

The first deputy head of the committee recounted that the priorities of the committee's work were: education, science, innovations, intellectual property, copyright, and then outlined his vision for the development of the related legislative framework. He informed about the bills passed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at their first reading and “in-stock” draft laws in need of further consideration by the committee.

A framework law of Ukraine "On Scientific and Technical Activities" was adopted in the field of science. This law gives access to grants funding, but does not answer the question of a state funding of science, so the problem of the financing is to be addressed by MPs of the new convocation.

Regarding education, it was noted that it should be put ahead of science as it does provide the foundations.

The freshmen were also informed that the Verkhovna Rada of the 8th convocation had adopted the basic laws on education, a higher education and a pre-tertiary vocational education. Much attention was also paid to the introduction of inclusive education.

The first deputy head of the committee then also recommended having field sittings to perceive the situation on the ground, which, as he said, "varies vastly across different regions".

The committee did not have enough time to carry important bills regarding vocational education, adult education, pre-school and extracurricular education.

 

The committeeman also stressed the need for the development of third-generation universities for the elderly. The deputy spoke out his vision over further reform of higher education: transition to corporate governance, diversification of funding and introduction of independent measurement (evaluation).

Speaking about the protection of intellectual property and copyright, the first deputy head of the committee apprised that for those areas there was adopted the key law of Ukraine "On effective management of intellectual proprietary rights of copyright holders in the field of copyright and (or) related rights".  The law has resolved the basic issue – the holders have rights and have the right to defend them in courts. One has to make now some “technical” (auxiliary) laws.

The new parliamentarians were interested in the committee's cooperation with the line (specialized) ministry and the Presidential Administration, making compromise decisions, executing a coalition agreement within the committee's jurisdiction, and education-related groundworks for Ukrainian citizens residing in the temporarily occupied territories.

The head of the committee's secretariat briefed the newly elected MPs on the work of the secretariat and introduced its staff.

A number of recommendations were delivered to the newcomers regarding the organizational bearings of the committee's work.

In conclusion, the newly elected member of the Ukrainian parliament Serhii Babak thanked for organizing the meeting on behalf of all the apprentices.