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On September 22, 2015, the First National Forum of Transformation of Ukraine took place in Kyiv. The initiators, organizers and active participants were representatives of the Civil Society, NGOs, clergy, education, culture, science, business, the international community.

Organization of this Forum is caused by the current challenges facing Ukraine, the need to maintain Ukrainian statehood, to undertake effective reforms and carry out transformations, to ensure sustainable development of the country and successful process of European integration.

The Forum is a support system of reforms in Ukraine. This approach is based on the best European practices.

The main tasks of the Forum:

  • communication platform;
  • explanation of the reasons for changes and reforms to the society;
  • monitoring the implementation of legal and administrative decisions of the authorities and their impact on the daily life of the society;
  • monitoring and reporting on threats for the reforms.

The Forum launches a permanent platform of communication and cooperation between representatives of the Ukrainian society, social activists, government (the President, the Parliament and the Government of Ukraine) and the international community.

Sectoral Forums will be held with the purpose to discuss reform plans in all areas of economic and social life in Ukraine, and to establish systemic communication between the Civil Society, the Government, the Parliament and International Community. Sectoral Forums will take place at the national and regional levels and adress main strategic reforms, without excluding other possible issues of general public interest. The key priority sectors are: business climate; agriculture; energy sector; decentralization and regional development; development of the civil society; education and science; social sector; culture.

The Supervisory Board of the National Forum includes the following members: Patriarch Filaret, Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate; Patriarch Sviatoslav, Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church; Jan Tombinski, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine; Jerzy Kwiecinski, President of Foundation European Center for Enterprise, Responsible for coordination of the National Development Policy and Cohesion Politic of Poland, preparation of the National Development Strategy 2007-2015 and National Cohesion Strategy 2007-2013 of Poland; Anatoliy Kinakh, head of the Anti-Crisis Council of non-government organizations of Ukraine, President of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Evgeni Utkin, pioneer of high technology, social activist; Eugene Nyschuk, Minister of Culture of Ukraine (2014), Honored Artist of Ukraine, Laureate of the Lech Walesa Award; Mykhaylo Khariy, chairman of non-governmental organization “Center of Transformation of Ukraine”, coordinator of Civil Society Initiative.

Subsequent to the results of the Forum a Communication was prepared and published Download English version.