Association of Civil Society Organizations
and independent experts for social sector reform
Development of policy papers in the field of social services and social security reform
the capacity of providers of social services, social partners and civil society
of NGOs to develop a common vision of necessary changes in the field of social policy
Conduction advocacy campaigns to promote draft legal documents relating to the sustainable development

Social Dialogue

Enshrined in the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU

is the need to reform the principles of interaction between trade unions, employers, civil society organizations and the state to better resolve socio-economic problems in the country

Social reform

The Bureau of Social and Political Developments, together with the Coordination and Expert Council on Social Policy and the Ministry of Social Policy, worked out a model for reforming the social services provision system in Ukraine in a decentralized environment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow around the world to all spheres of life that affect the well-being of society, including the economic and social development. For example, according to a report by the Caritas-Italy Foundation on October 16, 2021, the number of people living outside poverty in Italy has increased by 1 million since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the United Nations, more than 114 million jobs were lost during the pandemic, and an additional 120 million people found themselves below the poverty line. In total, according to the UN, almost 16 trillion dollars have been allocated as a means of stimulating the economy. However, the UN also emphasizes that the pandemic has increased inequality in the world, and worsened the situation of people from vulnerable groups around the world.

Dear Colleagues and Partners!

Presenting the final report about our work in the past year, I would like to emphasize a couple of significant events and projects, implemented by the Bureau of Social and Political developments. Our experts analyzed the conditions of the implementation and correspondence of the norms of Ukrainian law: three out of six antidiscrimination directions, which require first-priority implementation according to the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement; presented analytical report “Analysis of the regulation of equality and non-discrimination in access to work, provision of services and social security: assessment of the state of implementation of EU anti-discrimination directives by Ukraine” in collaboration with project “Civic Synergy”.

The Bureau continued its work in the countries of


The Ukrainian and European Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) under EU-Ukraine Association Agreement met on Brussels 7 November 2019 The representatives of the European and Ukrainian Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs),  Agenda  set up under the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, held their third joint meeting in Brussels on 6 November 2019.  The participants expressed their commitment to fulfilling the mandate laid


Coordination and Expert Council on Social Policy

The main activity of KER is the implementation of scientific research and development,

aimed at realization of strategic tasks of social policy and social strategy of the state.

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