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Ukraine

Increasing youth participation in policy (UA0097)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Ukraine Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Youth and Sport

Support Institution(s): All-Ukrainian Association for Youth Councils (by agreement) State Institution “AllUkrainian Youth Centre” (by agreement) the Council of Europe project “Strengthening Civil Participation in Democratic Decision Making in Ukraine” (by agreement) NGO Civil Society Development Forum (by agreement) civic association Kyiv Public Platform (by agreement)

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Marginalized Communities, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Public participation is an essential element of open government. At the same time, the youth are not sufficiently aware of the mechanisms and instruments of such participation, which would enable them to influence decisions concerning youth policy and on other matters which concern youth interests. Relevant knowledge and experience are essential for the youth to acquire civic competences, which will enable them to be active citizens in their adult lives. Meeting this obligation involves taking measures aimed at helping the youth master innovative instruments for public participation, which improve practicing, analysing, and forecasting alternate decisions in the process of taking thereof at national, regional, and local levels. Professional development of civil servants and civil society members working with the youth is also provided for, as well as facilitating youth involvement in forming policy and cooperation between the youth and public authorities in forming and implementing youth policy. Special online training courses will contribute to popularising the relevant instruments, both among the youth and among public authorities and local self-governing bodies. Meeting this obligation will contribute to raising youth awareness about the mechanisms of public participation and youth involvement in forming and implementing state regional policy, and addressing local issues. 33

Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator 1. Organising and holding trainings for the youth, especially members of youth advisory bodies, on the issues of participation, including the use of innovative technologies, in forming and implementing state policy and addressing issues of local importance Ministry of Youth and Sport June 2021– March 2022 All-Ukrainian Association for Youth Councils (by agreement) State Institution “AllUkrainian Youth Centre” (by agreement) the Council of Europe project “Strengthening Civil Participation in Democratic Decision Making in Ukraine” (by agreement) NGO Civil Society Development Forum (by agreement) civic association Kyiv Public Platform (by agreement) training events have been held for the youth, in particular, for representatives of youth advisory bodies; an online course with a system of testing acquired knowledge and skills has been prepared 2. Preparing training modules for the Civic Education for Youth Workers software to be used in online training Ministry of Youth and Sport January 2021– December 2022 UN Development Programme in Ukraine (by agreement) the availability of the software on one of the training platforms and / or on the Youth Worker website 3. Creating the online course Civic Education for Youth Workers and placing said course on one of the training platforms Ministry of Youth and Sport January 2021– December 2022 UN Development Programme in Ukraine (by agreement) at least One hundred (100) youth workers have taken the Civic Education for Youth Workers course and 34 Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator and / or on the website Youth Worker website collected standard national certificates


Commitments

Open Government Partnership