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June 22,2018

The Seventh meeting of the National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” took place. The topic was: “Presentation of the draft National Strategy for Transformation of Ukraine”.

The purpose of the National Forum is to improve the mechanisms of social dialogue, coordinate efforts of the civil sector, government and international community to address the crisis in Ukraine, and to build a European type state.

The forum was attended by representative of the highest church hierarchy of Ukraine, leaders of political parties and public organizations, representatives of business, legislative and executive power, diplomatic institutions and international organizations, experts.

Let us recall that the NFTU that has united the clergy, the diplomatic corps in Ukraine, national parliamentarians, business associations, public associations, volunteer organizations, etc., has recently been involved in the preparation of a strategy based on the successfully used “recipes” of the European integration of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and of development of Western European states.

The Concept of the National Strategy of Transformation of Ukraine was presented to the participants of the Forum. Ukraine’s transformation is a systematic process of achieving Ukraine’s compliance with the Copenhagen criteria for EU membership through a special instrument – the National Strategy for Transformation of Ukraine.

The leaders of the churches addressed the participants in a welcoming speech: Patriarch Filaret, Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, Archbishop Sviatoslav, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and Archbishop of the Ukrainian Church of the Evangelical Christians Mykhaylo Panochko.

The National Forum has been working on bringing together a number of volunteer projects in Ukraine. In particular, the presentations were held by: Gennadiy Druzenko, President of the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital, and Andriy Sharaskin, Chairman of the Board of the NGO “Diya” (“Action”), member of the ATO, producer.

The NFTU is working on the development of Coordination Councils whose purpose is to process sectoral parts of the Strategy. Taras Stetskiv, Energy Sector Coordinator of the NFTU, told about the activity of the energy sector. Olena Biletska, Social Sector Coordinator of NFTU, reported on the organization of the work of the Coordinating Council in this direction.

Morgan Williams, President of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council, made a presentation on the topic: “A strong, growing economy – the best offensive and defensive strategy of Ukraine.”

In the discussion took part:

  • Yuliia Tymoshenko, People’s Deputy, Chairperson of the deputy faction of Political party the All-Ukrainian Union “Batkivshchyna” in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
  • Oleh Bereziuk, People’s Deputy, Chairperson of the deputy faction of Political party “Samopomich” Union”;
  • Mykhailo Dovbenko, People’s Deputy, member of the deputy faction of party “Petro Poroshenko Bloc”;
  • Vitaliy Skotsyk, Head of the Agrarian Party of Ukraine;
  • Mykhaylo Bugaets, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Congress of Public Associations of Ukraine;
  • Serhii Taruta, People’s Deputy, leader of the political party “Osnova”;
  • Oleg Zarubinskyi, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of Research and Extremism;
  • Volodymyr Filenko, former People’s Deputy, deputy chairman of the party “Reforms and Order”.

Subsequent to the results of the Forum and taking into account proposals, the final version of the document “Resolution of the Seventh National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” “Presentation of the Draft Concept of the National Strategy for Transformation of Ukraine” will be approved:

Darft Resolution of the VII Forum

Handout materials from the Seventh National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine:

  1. The Program
    Agenda_VIІ_en_03
  2. Draft Concept of the Transformation Strategy for Ukraine
    Концепція Стратегії Траснформації України
  3. Ukrainian Charter of a Free Man
    Українська хартія вільної людини
  4. Appeal of the Traditional Ukrainian Churches to the Faithful and to All People of Good Will
    Звернення традиційних Українських Церков до вірних та до всіх людей доброї волі
  5. Appeal of the Synod of Bishops
    Звернення Синоду Єпископів

ПрезентаціяNFTU_VII_ua – фін

      




National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine”

(General information and chronology)

The National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” was established in 2015 to promote efforts coordination of the civil society, the State Power of Ukraine, opposition and key international institutions to design and implement a European integration model of Ukraine’s development.

The objective of the Forum is to generate and implement a specific approach using Polish experience in country transformation according to the EU standards, based on the most useful experience and best European practices of building a democratic state, to provide sustainable development of the country for the benefit of the Ukrainian people.

On September 22, 2015, the First National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” took place. The Forum defined goals, objectives and organizational structure.

On November 30, 2015, the Second National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” took place. The topic of the meeting was: “The role of the Civil Society in development of Ukraine as a European state and the possibility of using experience of Central and Eastern Europe in country transformation in line with the EU standards.”

On March 23, 2016, the Third National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” took place. The Forum was attended by representatives of the civil society, the authorities of Ukraine and international community. The topic “Socio-economic situation in Ukraine and tools to improve it” was addressed at the Forum. Moreover, Draft Recommendations for the President of Ukraine, leaders of political parties, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Government of Ukraine, the civil society of Ukraine and international partners, based on the best practices of transformation in countries of Central and Eastern Europe (particularly Poland), developed by the Working Group of the NFTU, were presented.

On December 1, 2016, the Fourth National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” took place in the International Convention Center “Ukrainian House”. Taking into account all the proposals from the Forum and developments of the Working Group of the National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine”, subsequent to the Fourth Forum a draft Action Plan based on the Recommendations will be finalized and presented.

On June 26, 2017 the Fifth National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” took place. The topic of the Forum was “Agenda of the national development plan for Ukraine”. The Draft Statement of the Interparliamentary Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” has been presented. It will consist of deputies of the Parliament of Ukraine, members of the Parliaments of Poland and Lithuania. The purpose of its creation is to develop a strategy for building an economically attractive, legal Ukraine as a part of the European family, based on the experience of successful transformation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

On December 5, 2017 the Sixth National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” took place. The topic was: “The Transformation Plan for Ukraine – a unifying agenda for the country”. Draft Recommendations and Resolution for creation of a unifying agenda were presented at the Forum. In the opinion of the Forum’s participants, the society can be consolidated by the idea of Ukraine’s transformation into a country that will meet the Copenhagen criteria, mandatory for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe during their accession to the EU. It is planned to involve representatives of civil society, pro-European political forces, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, partner countries and key international security and financial institutions in the process of developing the Transformation Plan for Ukraine.

On June 22, 2018 the Seventh National Forum “Transformation of Ukraine” took place. The topic was: “Presentation of the draft National Strategy for Transformation of Ukraine”. The Concept of the National Strategy of Transformation of Ukraine was presented to the participants of the Forum. Ukraine’s transformation is a systematic process of achieving Ukraine’s compliance with the Copenhagen criteria for EU membership through a special instrument – the National Strategy for Transformation of Ukraine.