Public Association “Reanimation Package of Reforms Coalition” was officially registered on May 08, 2019. The Constituent Assembly of the Association was held on April 23, 2019.
Registration of the Reanimation Package of Reforms Coalition as a legal entity in the form of a public association took place following the decision of the General Meeting of the informal coalition, the Reanimation Package of Reforms, adopted in 2018.
The Association was established by the RPR members, the association of NGOs and experts that after the Revolution of Dignity joined their forces in March 2014 to develop a consolidated position on the reforms necessary for the country and their proper implementation.
The founders of the Association are 25 organizations that are full members of the informal coalition Reanimation Package of Reforms.
RPR’s purpose, objectives and values remain unchanged: support for and advancement of reforms in order to build an independent, consolidated, democratic, legal, strong and authoritative Ukrainian state with a wealthy society and equal development and self-fulfilment opportunities for each person, as well as promotion of the consolidation of civil society in Ukraine.
The Association carries out its activities based on the principles of political impartiality and non-affiliation with the businesses.
The Association is open to new members and cooperation to promote reforms with all the public associations that were full and associate members of the informal RPR coalition, as well as other civil society organizations.
See RPR’s Articles of Association by the link.
Acquiring membership in the PA RPR Coalition
Membership in the Association may be full or associate. The rights and obligations of associate members of the Association are determined by a separate Regulation, which is under development.
Full members of the Association may include authoritative and experienced public associations with impeccable reputation and with the status of legal entities, charitable organizations, other non-commercial legal entities of private law which support the statutory purpose and areas of the Association’s activities.
Full members of the Association must meet the following criteria for gaining membership in the Association:
Admission to the Association is carried out on the basis of a written application addressed to the Executive Director. The application should be filed with additional information confirming the compliance of the legal entity with the criteria for obtaining membership in the Association. The Executive Director verifies the information provided on the compliance of the legal entity with the criteria for becoming a member of the Association. Based on the review results, the Board of the Association makes a decision to recommend the General Meeting to accept the applicant as a member of the Association. The decision on the acceptance of a legal entity as a member of the Association should be adopted by the General Meeting.
Structure of the Association and the main powers of the governing bodies
General Meeting (includes all full members):
In the near future, the Association will update the internal rules that govern various areas of activities: advocacy, communication, work of expert teams, etc. Information regarding the members of the coalition and the number and composition of expert teams will also be updated on the RPR website.
Read more about RPR activity in our Annual report 2018.
On March 7, 2014, the Reanimation Package of Reforms was presented as a coalition of public activists, experts, journalists, and researchers who pooled their efforts in the course of the Revolution of Dignity to transform the energy of protest into the energy of reforms to make changes in Ukraine truly irreversible.
The RPR has developed a package of legislative initiatives necessary to launch the process of reforms. Those included both the draft laws blocked by the Yanukovych regime and the new ones drafted during the Revolution.
Truly revolutionary laws – on combatting corruption, public broadcasting, restoring trust to the judiciary, higher education, etc – have been adopted early on under the RPR pressure.
Our team has prepared and presented the Reforms Roadmap for the parliament of the eighth convocation. This document presents step-by-step plans for implementing reforms in 18 key spheres, with each step being supported by a relevant draft law. On the eve of the election, on October 17, 2014, the RPR gathered together the leaders of political forces (All-Ukrainian Union “Batkivshchyna”, the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, “Narodnyi Front”, “Samopomich”, “The Radical Party of Oleh Liashko”, as well as the All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda”, “Hromadianska Pozytsiya”, and “Syla Liudei”) who signed the memorandum on the support of the Reforms Roadmap in the new parliament.
A great many changes in the key spheres have been implemented at the initiative, with the assistance, or under the pressure of the platform. More than eighty laws suggested by the RPR have been adopted, 72 of them – by the parliament of the 8th convocation.
In October 2016, the RPR team presented the Reforms Roadmap for 2016-2017. It was developed by the RPR experts and covers 23 key areas of the reforms. The Reforms Roadmap should become an action plan for the Verkhovna Rada, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the local self-government bodies, and other authorities.