Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine to consult public on pivotal “Strategy 2020” document
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (MoIA) has launched a milestone organisational strategy that will guide its reform activities until 2020. It took months of hard work to put together the document, with experts from the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) involved at every stage of the process.
The strategy, whose full title is “Strategy of the development of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine 2020”, provides direction for MoIA and its five sub-agencies: the National Police, the State Border Guard Service, the State Emergency Service, the State Migration Service, and the National Guard. For EUAM – which works closely with MoIA, the National Police and State Border Guard Service in particular – the strategy is one of the single most important strategic documents that, in theory, should expedite reform of the civilian security sector in Ukraine.
What makes the ‘Strategy 2020’ exceptional is the provision for public consultation that it includes. Starting today and for a period of 30 days, Ukrainian citizens will have an opportunity to offer opinions and comments on the strategy via the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or an online form. This is something that EUAM strongly advocated for during the drafting process. Updates and progress will be published on the Reform.Live Facebook page.
“Strategy 2020” will be also be communicated at the regional level – senior representatives from the Ministry, together with EUAM experts, will introduce the document to MoIA’s regional offices in Odesa, Lviv and Kharkiv over the next couple of weeks.