Coordination and Expert Council on Social Policy

 On November 14, 2012, a meeting of the NGO initiative group on the establishment of a Coordination Platform for the producing by civil society organizations a joint vision of developing strategy for the development of social policy in Ukraine at the Center for Advanced Social Research of the Ministry of Social Policy and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Council).

By order of the Director of the Center, Ilchuk LI, on November 29, 2012, the Coordination and Expert Council on Social Policy was established and the "Provisions on the Regulation of the Coordination and Expert Council on Social Policy" was approved. All-Ukrainian charitable organisations providing social services to vulnerable social groups, in particular: homeless people, people who were released from places of imprisonment initiated the creation of the сouncil. The main initiators were WBF "Coalition of HIV-service organisations" and ICF "Caritas Ukraine".

On December 7, 2012, the first meeting of the Coordination and Expert Council on social policy issues was held at the office of  the ICF "Caritas Ukraine".
May 20, 2015, in connection with the association of the Center for Advanced Social Research with the Research Laboratory of Labor and Employment of the Ministry of Social Policy and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, by order of the Director of the Institute dated May 20, 2015, No. 28, on the basis of the letter of approval of the Ministry of Social Policy  of 19.05 .2015 year № 7255/0 / 14-15 / 014, the new Provisions on the Coordination and Expert Council on Social Policy of the Research Laboratory of Labor and Employment of the Ministry of Social Policy and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was approved.

From 2015, councils activities are coordinated together by the Institute of Labor and Employment of the MSU and the National Academy of Science of Ukraine and the NGO "Bureau of Social and Political Developments". During the period from 2012-2015, council held about 50 meetings, round tables and conferences, which discussed the issues of reforms in the social sphere of Ukraine. Experts from well-known Ukrainian and international organizations, such as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Program on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the ICF "Caritas Ukraine", the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH, International Academy of Social Work, Ukrainian Federation of Security, All-Ukrainian Traffic Safety Association, CF "Bethany Social Service", All-Ukrainian Movement "Overcoming", NGO "Institute of Social Policy", "Association of Philanthropists Ukraine ", International NGO" Social Health and Safety Initiatives "(LHSI), WBF" Coalition of HIV Service Organizations ", NGO" People's Control "and other professional organizations and analytical centers. Experts from organizations participating in the Council, as well as experts from the Center for Advanced Social Research, the Secretariat of the National Tripartite Social and Economic Council (NTSEC), the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, who have developed a series of analytical materials and drafts of normative and legal documents that Refer to the reform of the social dialogue, the system of providing social services, the state social standards, discussion of the problems of implementation of the methodology for determining of the cost of living, etc.

On November 30, 2016, the decision was taken to expand the scientific base of the Coordination and Expert Council on social policy issues and signed a Memorandum on cooperation between scientific institutions and non-governmental organizations. For professional support to ensure the implementation of an effective social policy and promote human development.
The Council experts initiated the development of the "Social Manifesto of the Maidan", a series of proposals for a comprehensive reform of the social sphere in Ukraine was prepared. Quarterly, Council issues bulletins on its activities.
You can get acquainted with the latest information on the activities of the Coordination and Expert Council in the section "News". News of the Coordination and Expert Council for 2012-2013 are available on the archive page.
Dzvenislava Chaykivska
Ihor Kaminnyk
Andriy Vaskovych
Leonid Ilchyk
Olga Tsviliy
Alla Yeroshenko
Olena Nechosina
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