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On January 27, 2016 at the premises of the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre of Ukraine (hereinafter- StateGeoCadastre) the eighth steering committee meeting of the Twinning project “Assistance in Development of an Open and Transparent Agricultural Land Market” was held.

The project is aimed at supporting Ukraine in the development of an open and transparent agricultural land market through the improvement of the agricultural land market management and the framework of public land administration in line with the best EU practices

The First Deputy Head of StateGeoCadastre Liudmyla Shemelynets in her welcome speech presented the main achievements of the Twinning project during the eighth reporting period, in particular informed about the results of seven expert missions and 2 study visits to the Kingdoms of Spain and Netherlands, during which the best European practices were studied in the context of land reforms in Ukraine. Furthermore, among the main achievements was determined the drafting Guidelines on reflecting the best practices of EU Member States on the lands control and disposal, land cadastre, land consolidation and land management.

Deputy MS Project Leader Peter Ross, Junior Project Leader from the Republic of Germany Katja Dells and Junior Project Leader from the Republic of Lithuania Vilma Daugaliene in their speeches emphasized on the project importance and expressed their readiness for further cooperation after project closure.

During the meeting participants considered and approved the Minutes of the Seventh steering committee meeting as November 10, 2015 as well as discussed the interim results of the project.  The Resident Twinning Adviser Stefan Verbunt presented the quarterly project report, pointed out the main activities that hat taken place during the last reporting period within the framework of three main components and also presented recommendations regarding enhancing the efficiency of functioning of the agricultural sector of Ukraine.

The Resident Twinning Advisor Counterpart Rostislav Shmanenko in his turn presented the main achievements and practical aspect of the Twinning project in Ukraine. Furthermore, participants agreed on the date of the final conference for the Twinning Project scheduled for January 28, 2016.

Juana Mera Cabello, the First Counselor, Head of Department "Economic cooperation, Social and Regional Development," of the EU Delegation to Ukraine attended the meeting. The Head of the  Division of International Cooperation Projects of the Projects Management Unit of the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union Inna Bielobratova took part in the event.

On January 28, 2016 at the premises of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service (hereinafter – the NAUCS) with the participation of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine the closure conference of the Twinning project "Assistance in Development of Open and Transparent Agricultural Land Market in Ukraine", the beneficiary of which is the State Service of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre of Ukraine was held. A consortium composed of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Lithuania was responsible for the project implementation from the EU side.

The project aimed to support Ukraine in the development of open and transparent market of agricultural land by improving the mechanism for managing the agricultural land market and land management of state property in accordance with the best practices of EU Member States.

Kostiantyn Vashchenko, the Head of the NAUCS in his opening speech greeted the participants of the event and presented the main achievements in the framework of implementation of the instrument for institutional building Twinning in Ukraine, in particular, noted that Ukraine is the leader among the European Neighbourhood Instrument countries of by the number of Twinning projects that were completed and projects that are implementing.

Additionally, it was underlined from the NAUCS side as a national coordinator of the Twinning instrument in Ukraine in the context of the implementation of the EU – Ukraine Association Agreement this project has gained a special importance for the StateGeoCadastre and for Ukraine as a whole within the implementation of integrated reforms.

The Chairman of  the StateGeoCadastre Maksym Martyniuk, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Jan Tombinski, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine  Kees  Klompenhouwer, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine Marius Janukonis and Consul for economic Affairs of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine Stefan Hershaft underlined the success of the project, which allowed to achieve project purpose and mandatory results  and to build really strong relationships between the partners that will contribute effectively to the  implementation of the achieved results in the future.

Resident Twinning Advisor of the project Stefan Verbunt presented the main achievements of the project and the practical aspect of its implementation in Ukraine.

Finally, the gratitude was expressed to all experts, Ukrainian and European partners of the project who contributed to the process of the Twinning project implementation and whose active position will facilitate the successful reforming of the agricultural land market.

Director of the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of European Union Maryna Kanavets attended the event.

The representatives from the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, diplomats from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine and Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and  Food of Ukraine, the State Service of Ukraine on Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre, National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service  and NGOs took part in the event.

For reference: the Twinning project «Assistance in Development of an Open and Transparent Land market in Ukraine» was launched on January 8, 2014. The beneficiary and the recipient of the project was the State Service of Ukraine on Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre. This Twinning project was implemented by consortium composed of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Federal Republic of Germany and Republic of Lithuania.

In the framework of the project European experts provided assistance on issues of institutional support on issues of land market relations in Ukraine, the creation and development of the necessary infrastructure for a full establishment of the market of agricultural land, adaptation of the national legislation into compliance with EU acquis and improvement of qualification of Ukrainian specialists. Special attention was paid to the openness and transparency of land market relations.

During the implementation period 48 missions of European short term experts in Ukraine were conducted, the current Ukrainian legislation in the land sector was analyzed and draft laws were commented on. 70 specialists from the State Service of Ukraine on Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre and territorial offices were trained on top priority issues of land resources. The guidelines and methodological recommendations were elaborated jointly with European experts that will facilitate the sustainability assurance of achieved project results in future. Therefore, 36 participants took part in study visits to EU Member State countries.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 07:17

ANNUAL PROCEDURE OF TWINNING PROGRAMMING STARTED

According to paragraph 3of the Procedure for the Preparation and Implementation of Twinning projects in Ukraine approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on February 7, 2007 № 154, National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service informs government authorities regarding the possibilities of involvement of EU technical assistance under the Twinning instrument.

The priority spheres of Ukraine-EU cooperation foreseen bilateral assistance from the EU in 2016:

  • Public Administration Reform (PAR)
  • Public Finance Management including tax and customs
  • Energy efficiency
  • Rule of Law including judicial and fight against corruption
  • Technical Co-operation Facility (TCF)
  • Human rights/ IDPs

Twinning Project proposals should be prepared in English and Ukrainian languages in accordance with the specified priority spheres.

Deadline for submission of Twinning Project proposals is 01 March, 2016

Contact information:

Tel.: +38 044 278 36 44

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Details

On January 29, 2016, the Prime Minister of Ukraine signed the Resolution “On Approval of the Order of Initiation, Preparation and Implementation of the Plan of Involvement of the European Commission Technical Assistance in the framework of the TAIEX Instrument” № 32, approved during a Government Session on January 13, 2016.

The Resolution was elaborated by the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service in cooperation with the Government Office for European Integration, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

The Resolution “On Approval of the Order of Initiation, Preparation and Implementation of the Plan of Involvement of the European Commission Technical Assistance in the framework of the TAIEX Instrument” reflexes all the new strategic directions of the TAIEX instrument implementation set by the European Commission in particular:

- role definition of National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service as the national coordinator of the TAIEX instrument implementation;

- creation of the Coordination Group on the TAIEX instrument implementation, which consists of representatives of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Government Office for European Integration under the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;

- optimization process of events planning in the framework of the TAIEX instrument by moving to annual planning;

- improvement mechanism of the approval of the Plan through its passing to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Link to the Resolution text

For reference: the Decree of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On Approval of the Order of Initiation, Preparation and Implementation of the Plan of Involvement of the European Commission Technical Assistance in the framework of the TAIEX Instrument” elaborated on implementation of paragraph 7 of Action Plan for the Implementation of the Strategy of Reforming the Civil Service and Local Government in Ukraine until 2017, approved by the Ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on March 18, 2015 No 227-r and according to the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Strategy for Sustainable Development "Ukraine-2020", and according to The Financing Agreement for the State Building Contract.

On January 28, 2016 at the premises of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (hereinafter - MoI) the working meeting concerning the discussion of preparation of the Twinning contract details for the MoI “Support to Improving the Safety of Multimodal Dangerous Goods Transport in Ukraine”.

The main objective of the project is to improve multimodal dangerous goods transport system including road, rail, sea and river (IWW) as well as multimodal connections in line with the European rules and standards.

The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss of the status of the Twinning contract preparation, in particular issues regarding definition of mandatory results and key priorities while implementation, as well as future project activities.

In  the meeting took part the MS Project Leader from Spain Lius Martinez Jimenez,  Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oksana Reyter, sector manager on transport of the Delegation of the EU to Ukraine Svitlana Didkivska, European experts involved into Twinning project implementation, representative of MoI and other stakeholders.

The Senior Consultant of the Twinning Coordination Sector of the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union Olesia Voroniuk attended the meeting.

On January 14, 2016 at the premises of the Ministry of Regional Development, Building and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine (hereinafter – MinRegion) the monitoring mission of the beneficiary readiness to implement the Twinning project “Introduction of a Management System of Wastes of Electric and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) in Ukraine” was conducted.

The project will be implemented by the consortia which consist of Austria, France and Spain and directed to foster the introduction in Ukraine of a waste management system that guarantees a higher level of protection of the environment and human health.

During the meeting, the practical recommendations regarding this project implementation were provided, in particular regarding providing with the sufficient conditions of work of the EU experts the beneficiary premises.

In the meeting Liudmyla Poltorachenko, Head of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Division and Oksana Plyashkova, Chief Specialist of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Division of MinRegion took part.

The Senior Consultant on the Twinning Coordination Sector of the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union Olesia Voroniuk attended the meeting.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 00:00

Activity of NAUCS on Cooperation with NATO

For Ukraine strategic partnership with NATO is an integral part of the European integration course as complementary to the process of internal reforms in the context of the implementation of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part.

The political dialogue between Ukraine and NATO provides through bilateral contacts at all levels, including inter-parliamentary dimension. NATO – Ukraine Commission is the main mechanism of the deepening this dialogue role. It was established in 1997 according to the Charter on a Distinctive Partnership between the NATO and Ukraine. Since 2009 according to the Declaration to Complement the Charter and under the auspices of NATO–Ukraine Commission the Annual National Programmes of the NATO–Ukraine cooperation (ANP) have been implemented.

To ensure the implementation of provisions of the Charter on a Distinctive Partnership, the President of Ukraine signed the Decree on “The Annual National Programmes under the auspices of the NATO–Ukraine Commission” as of December 7, 2016 which approved the Regulations on the Development of Annual National Programmes under the auspices of the NATO–Ukraine Commission and assessment of their implementation.

In addition, the Commission for Euro-Atlantic Integration was established by the Decree of President of Ukraine as of July 8, 2016 No 296/2016 chaired by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.

Furthermore, according to the mentioned President’s Decree the Head of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service Kostiantyn Vashchenko was appointed as the national coordinator of the implementation of the NATO–Ukraine Programme for Professional Development of the Civilian Personnel of the Sector of Security and Defence.

 

On 3-4 December 2015 TAIEX workshop on Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment was held. The event was initiated by State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine.

The aim of the workshop was to transfer knowledge on the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and conformity assessment procedures.

Experts from Lithuania and Finland presented information regarding EU legislation and compare different Directives in aforesaid area, the order on creation and registration of the types of the radioelectronic facilities in the systems that could be situated on EU market, and the order on selection of the samples of radioelectronic facilities for control. 

In the workshop took part representatives of State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine, Ministry of economic development and trade of Ukraine, Ukrainian Internet Association, State Enterprise “Ukrmetrteststandart”, Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies, Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Radio and Television and others. 

For reference: since 2005 according to the Decree of the President of Ukraine dated 06.10.2005 № 1424/2005 «The Issue on Provision of the Twinning Programme Implementation in Ukraine» the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service directs and coordinates the activity on preparation and implementation the Twinning Programme in Ukraine. Moreover the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service is the national coordinator of implementation of the institutional building instrument TAIEX and CIB Programme according to the relevant legal acts. For the purpose of proper coordination of Twinning, TAIEX and CIB Programme was established the Twinning Programme Administration Office in Ukraine, whose functions are performed by the Center for Adaptation of Civil Service to EU standards.

26-27 November 2015 TAIEX workshop on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) System at Manufacturing of Feed and Feed Additives was held. The beneficiary was State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine.

The aim of the workshop was to increase the knowledge of veterinary inspectors to better understand the European approach and methods of the implementation of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system in the feed manufacturing establishments.

During the workshop experts presented information regarding main principles of HACCP system structure, normative documents that regulate it, development of system, in particular requirements to staff, facilities and documents. Also was presented issues concerning control of HACCP on the level of enterprises and state competent authorities.

In the workshop participated representatives of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service, Main Administration of Veterinary Medicine in Kyiv city, State Research Institute for Veterinary Medicine and Food Additives and others.

From the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union took part Senior Consultant on TAIEX issues Aliona Paseka.