17 September 2021, 12:00

The Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management heard the National Report on the State of the Environment in Ukraine in 2020

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16 September 2021, 17:31

The Committee on State Building, Local Governance, Regional and Urban Development recommends to adopt as a basis and in general the draft Law on Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On All-Ukrainian Referendum” on Subscribed Electronic Data

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16 September 2021, 16:16

“Women must become an integral part of the strategy and leadership of the country's reconstruction process after the COVID-19 pandemic,” Olena Kondratiuk

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16 September 2021, 10:00

The Speaker of the Parliament signed the Order on awarding scholarships to cadets and students of higher military educational institutions

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15 September 2021, 14:30

Dmytro Razumkov, “Today it is difficult to imagine an industry in our country where a woman could not express herself, and this is a good sign”

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15 September 2021, 13:00

“Successful women's leadership introduces a new ethics and culture of interaction between women and men,” Olena Kondratiuk

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14 September 2021, 14:00

The Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy has started consideration in the second reading of the bill on ensuring the balance of budget revenues

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14 September 2021, 10:45

“The Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada do not prohibit consideration of the draft law on de-oligarchization before receiving the opinion of the Venice Commission,” Dmytro Razumkov

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07 September 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Industrial Parks’ aimed at attracting investment in the industrial sector of the economy by introducing incentives in industrial parks”

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02 July 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Status of Garrison and Security Services of the Armed Forces of Ukraine”

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26 May 2021

The Committee on Economic Development recommends to adopt in the second reading and in general the draft law on improving the system of appeals against public procurement

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17 September 2021

The Committee on Environmental Policy and Nature Management heard the National Report on the State of the Environment in Ukraine in 2020

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16 September 2021

The Committee on State Building, Local Governance, Regional and Urban Development recommends to adopt as a basis and in general the draft Law on Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On All-Ukrainian Referendum” on Subscribed Electronic Data

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14 September 2021

The Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy has started consideration in the second reading of the bill on ensuring the balance of budget revenues

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10 September 2021

From September 7 to 10, the Verkhovna Rada adopted 12 Laws of Ukraine

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10 September 2021

Adopted the Law of Ukraine on Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Advertising” on combating discrimination on the grounds of gender

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10 September 2021

Adopted the Resolution “On the Statement of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Illegal Detention of Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Nariman Dzhelyalov and Other Representatives of the Indigenous Crimean Tatar People of Crimea on the Temporarily Occupied Territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by the Russian Federation”

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09 September 2021

Adopted as a basis the draft Law “On Amendments to Laws of Ukraine Concerning Certain Issues of Activity of the National Bank of Ukraine”

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09 September 2021

Adopted as s basis the draft Law “On Medical Products”

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News

20 July 2021, 11:15

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the UNDP launch series of webinars on future work, long-term planning in public sector

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )


Parliament members and civil servants, learning about foresight as a method of public administration and setting long-term priorities, will study European experience
The Parliament of Ukraine and the Accelerator Lab of the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine have launched a series of webinars examining international experience in using strategic foresight to plan future work in the public sector.
The webinars will acquaint Ukrainian members of the Parliament and officials from the central executive authorities with the strategic foresight method, as used by parliaments and government agencies in other countries. They will examine real examples of foresight processes, discuss priority foresight methods for Ukraine’s public sector, and form a foresight community in the public sector.
First Deputy Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk said strategic foresight would be an important, core element for improving the work of the parliament, forming a sustainable, effective and practically applicable function of the Ukrainian state across a varied range of areas.
“The Verkhovna Rada of the current convocation has already done a lot to plan both its activities and develop predictability in the legislative process,” Stefanchuk said. “In particular, planning of the drafting of laws by the Verkhovna Rada was introduced, and a plan of work for the drafting of laws by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for 2020 and 2021 was adopted.”
The strategic foresight method allows parliaments and governments to analyse and better understand the processes and possible scenarios of change, to anticipate specific trends, and to assess the consequences and impact of their policies under various circumstances. Systematic use of strategic foresights, going by the experiences of the countries that have introduced this method, helps to improve the quality of public policy formation.
The state and political bodies of many European countries have special strategic foresight units responsible for envisaging future scenarios, formulating long-term priorities for certain public policies, and systematically monitoring signals (new technologies, the media, economic changes, etc.), which must be taken into account when creating state development strategies.
For example, the Parliament of Finland set up a Committee for the Future in 1993 to check policies proposed by the government for their compliance with key trends and the predicted future scenarios. Similar units also function in other parliaments of the world (the European Parliament, the UK parliament, the Estonian parliament, etc.) and in other government structures. Leading experts from these countries will share their experiences with their Ukrainian colleagues, noting the results achieved and giving practical recommendations during the four planned webinars.
UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine Dafina Gercheva said the UNDP in Ukraine was pleased to see there was wide interest in modern methods of public administration, including foresight methods, among representatives of the Ukrainian Parliament and government experts. She said UNDP was ready to support the introduction of new approaches to policy development in every way.
“Strong political will, along with a favourable legal and regulatory framework, are needed to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals,” Gercheva said. “However, no less important is a professional and modern civil service – one which is not only efficient, transparent and accountable, but which also widely uses innovation and foresight. Only future-oriented societies can meet the complex challenges of the 21st century.”
At the first webinar on 19 July, participants learned about the experience of the UK and Northern Ireland in developing policies for the future, discussed the possibilities of applying this approach in Ukraine, and shared their views on the role of parliament in building strategic foresight capabilities in the public sector.

The other webinars, in which Ukrainian officials will learn about the experiences of Finland and Estonia, are scheduled to be held in September and October.