We are pleased to invite you to the diplomatic breakfast “Electoral Reform in Ukraine: How to Speed up the Process?”, which will take place on June 13 (Tuesday) at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.
The diplomatic breakfast is organized by the leading civil society organizations that work in the field of the electoral reform: Civic network OPORA, Internews Ukraine, CHESNO, Election Law Institute, Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research, Centre for Policy and Legal Reform, Human Rights Platform and the civil society coalition “Reanimation Package of Reforms”.
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 the authorities – is substantially lagging behind. The main tasks of the electoral reform have been formulated by the civil society organizations in the RPR Roadmap of Reforms back on the eve the parliamentary elections in 2014:
These and other important provisions are also elements of numerous recommendations of the respected international institutions – the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe, and the OSCE/ODIHR. However, none of these objectives were achieved so far due to the lack of political will among the Ukrainian elites.
Leading civil society organizations, which pool their efforts for the sake of the electoral reform are aiming to draw public attention to the need of an open and transparent dialogue concerning the fate of the reform. It should be held well in advance of the upcoming parliamentary election in 2019, while the process itself shall be transparent and comprehensive.
The diplomatic breakfast will be held in order to exchange opinions on the state and prospects of the election reform. This topic will be discussed by the following speakers representing the RPR expert group on the election legislation reform:
To take part in the event, we would like to kindly ask you to fill in a short registration form by June 12.