The 5th Steering Committee Meeting of the Twinning Project for Ministry of Economy of Ukraine took place

On February 10, 2023, in the online mode the 5th Steering Committee meeting for the Twinning Project for Ministry of Economy of Ukraine “Strengthening the institutional capacity of Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture (META) of Ukraine in the field of National Quality Infrastructure” (hereinafter – the Project), which is being implemented jointly with the standardization and certification authorities of the Czech and Latvian Republics took place.

The aim of the Twinning Project is to improve the business climate, competitiveness, innovation and integration of Ukraine into the EU internal market by improving its national quality infrastructure.

Peter Kiska, RTA, delivered a welcoming address to the participants of the meeting and presented the agenda.

In turn, Miroslav Chloupek, MS Project Leader, Deputy President of the Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing welcomed the participants of the meeting and thanked the representatives of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine for effective cooperation.

At the same time, Chloe Allio, Head of Section Operations “Economic Cooperation, Energy, Infrastructure and Environment” of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, addressed the participants with words of support and emphasized the importance of further cooperation within the Project.

In the welcoming part, Tetiana Melnychenko, a representative of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, stressed the importance of the activities carried out within the framework of the reporting quarter and expressed appreciation to the experts for their support in the implementation of the Twinning Project, which contributes to strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine the development of policy in the area of national quality infrastructure.

In addition, Oleksandr Pankov, BC RTA Counterpart, Head of Technical Regulation Mineconomy of Ukraine, thanked the representatives of the partner countries in promoting the Project implementation and providing relevant methodological and advisory assistance.

Peter Kiska, RTA, presented the Quarterly report, outlining the implemented activities for components and rolling plans for the next reporting period. In particular, 5 webinars were held and online consultations on Regulation 2019/1020 on Market Surveillance and Product Compliance were provided within the framework of reporting period. In turn, Linda Rinkule, leader of Component IV: “Drawing up a scheme of functional organization of procedures and strategies for market surveillance and consumer protection, as well as institutional strengthening of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine on management processes”, in her speech presented the main results and directions for further cooperation.

The meeting was attended by Project experts, representatives of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ministry of Economy of Ukraine and other stakeholders.

On behalf of the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service Anatolii Sopilka, Head of the Project Management Department and Olena Honcharuk, Senior Consultant of the Twinning Coordination Division of the Unit of Twinning Programme Administration Office activities ensuring took part in the meeting.

For reference: according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ukraine “On Approval of the Procedure for Initiation, Preparation and Implementation of the Twinning Projects” as of 11 October, 2016 No 700 the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service coordinates the implementation of the institution building instrument of the European Union Twinning in Ukraine. Furthermore, in accordance with relevant legal acts the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service is the coordinator of institution building instrument TAIEX implementation in Ukraine. In order to provide effective coordination of Twinning and TAIEX the Twinning Program Administration Office in Ukraine was established, its functions are performed by the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union.

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