Group manager

Podobed-Frankivska Olena
Phone: 0977910752
o.frankivska@gmail.com

Lead expert

Yuzych Yurij
serdukus@gmail.com

Civil Society Organisations:

  • PLAST — National Scout Organization of Ukraine
  • Foundation of Regional Initiatives
  • Youth Nationalist Congress
  • Ukrainian Youth Association of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Forum of Philanthropists/li>
ISSUES TO BE RESOLVED BY THE REFORM

The involvement of youth in the national social and political life, as well as in shaping the policies dealing with its problems remains rather low. Every national election manifests a record decline in youth turnout – the most recent was at 40%. In addition, researchers observe the unsystematic nature of young people’s public stance shaping, and their lack of integration into the European and global youth community. Other factors that leave much to be desired include the level of practical knowledge and skills of young professionals, the level of youth employment in the chosen profession, the pace of entrepreneurship development among young people.
Only 2% of Ukrainian youth are members of youth organizations and 6% attend events organized by them. Only 5% of young people have been involved in the discussion of draft laws at the state or local levels.
The national youth policy should be aimed at developing civil society with the active participation of young people, increasing their involvement in social life.

GOAL I. YOUTH POLICY CONDUCTED INVOLVING YOUNG PEOPLE
AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH EUROPEAN STANDARDS
  1. Introduce the principles of the European Charter on the Participation of Young People in national youth policy and governmental support of youth initiatives through the adoption of the Law "On Youth".

Decision-making authority: Verkhovna Rada, Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Youth.

  1. Recognize legislatively civic and informal education.

Decision-making authority: Verkhovna Rada.

  1. Extend the legal opportunities for volunteering in Ukraine.

Decision-making authority: Verkhovna Rada, Cabinet of Ministers.

  1. Start developing a network of youth centres across the country according to the basic criteria of the quality assurance requirements of the Council of Europe and national quality standards.

Decision-making authority: Ministry of Youth, Cabinet of Ministers.

GOAL ІI. INCREASED EFFICIENCY OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE (NATIONAL PATRIOTIC EDUCATION)
  1. Start funding civil society organizations’ projects on a competitive basis by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Education, implement the audit of competitions in other ministries.

Decision-making authority: Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Defence.

  1. Approve the National Targeted Social Programme of National Patriotic Education.

Decision-making authority: Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Youth.

  1. Establish a state agency equipped with adequate legal mechanisms to coordinate projects in the field of national and patriotic education and activities of other public authorities, as well as to monitor and control the quality of their implementation.

Decision-making authority: Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Education.

  1. Simplify the sanitary requirements for summer camps.

Decision-making authority: Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs.

  1. Enforce legislatively the principle of «money follows the child» in the rehabilitation and recreation for children, enhance the meaningful content of the work of camps and training leaders/counsellors.

Decision-making authority: Verkhovna Rada, Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Social Policy.

  1. Develop a Concept of Reforming Informal Education that would take into account the principle of "money follows the child".

Decision-making authority: Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Education.

  1. Continue developing the system of training student self-government leaders "Youth Worker".

Decision-making authority: Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Youth.

  1. Adopt a new Concept of the Military Patriotic Education of Youth.

Decision-making authority: Presidential Administration, Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Youth.

  1. Implement an annual nationwide sociological survey of the value orientation of youth.

Decision-making authority: Ministry of Youth.

GOAL IІІ. TRANSPARENT AND EFFICIENT YOUTH POLICY FINANCING
  1. Change the principle of grants of the President of Ukraine for talented youth by establishing a public competition and directing funds to address specific problems of youth.

Decision-making authority: Presidential Administration, Ministry of Youth.

  1. Allocate targeted funds among regional (oblast) youth administrations on a transparent and competitive basis, always involving reputable youth or civil society organizations working with young people.

Decision-making authority: Ministry of Youth and Sports.

  1. Develop international youth mobility, especially youth exchanges with Poland and Lithuania.

Decision-making authority: Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Finance.

  1. Carry out regular events to present opportunities granted by European and other programs for young people under the auspices of the ministry and regional administrations.

Decision-making authority: Ministry of Youth and Sports.

  1. Ensure legislatively favourable conditions for the development of the SMS charity in Ukraine.

Decision-making authority: Verkhovna Rada.

  1. Introduce a mechanism of common (involving the public) monitoring of the reformed tools of financial assistance for youth policy, i.e. calls for proposals, government awards, etc.

Decision-making authority: Ministry of Youth and Sports.

GOAL ІV. THE STATE SUPPORTS THE INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS
  1. Implement a call for proposals aimed at the institutional support of national youth organizations, with the possibility to use up to 20% as administrative costs.

Decision-making authority: Verkhovna Rada, Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Youth and Sports

  1. Create a legal framework for the development of “percentage philanthropy” for the work of civil and charitable organizations.

Decision-making authority: Verkhovna Rada, Ministry of Finance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Group experts

  • Andriichuk Stas
  • Farion Solomiia
  • Maiorov Danyil
  • Mytrofanskyi Serhii
  • Podobed-Frankivska Olena
  • Sanchenko Oleksandr
  • Slabospytskyi Oleh
  • Zhyhun Larysa
  • Borenko Yaryna
  • Diakovych Veronika
  • Dybailo Vasylyna
  • Fendyk Andrii
  • Ostrikova Anna
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