Working Meeting of the Twinning Programme Administration Office

On February 08, 2014 the working meeting of the Twinning Programme Administration Office (hereinafter - PAO) headed by the Acting Head of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service (hereinafter – the NAUCS) Julia Kovalevska was held.

The state of implementation of the Twinning projects in Ukraine including the Twinning project for the NAUCS was considered during the meeting. In addition the issue of the government authorities’ involvement into the process of the EU assistance realization within the framework of the Twinning instrument was discussed.

According to the results of the meeting 5 TAIEX application forms appealed by the government authorities were approved. They are to be sent on approval to the European Commission. It was also reported that since the beginning of the year the NAUCS has received 20 new application forms from the government authorities, 10 of them were sent on approval to the European party.

The issue of working relationship with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (hereinafter – the OECD), in particular the participation in the 49th session of the Public Governance Committee of the OECD (April 1 – 2, 2014) was reviewed during the meeting of the PAO. The subject of the session above mentioned was Implementation of Innovative Technologies for Improving Public Sector Governance. It is also expected to take part in the Global Forum of the OECD (April 2 – 4, 2014) dedicated to the problem of gender equality in the area of public governance.

Representatives of the NAUCS, the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union and the School of Senior Civil Service took part in the meeting.

Forreference: since 2005 in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine “The Issue On Provision of the Twinning Programme Implementation in Ukraine” dated on October 6, 2005 № 1424/2005 the NAUCS directs and coordinates the activity on preparation and implementation of the Twinning Programme in Ukraine. Moreover the NAUCS is the national coordinator of the institutional building instrument TAIEX and the CIB Programme according to the relevant legal acts. The PAO functions under the NAUCS and it was established to perform general coordination of implementation of the Twinning, TAIEX instruments and the CIB Programme in Ukraine. 

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