NGO “Analytical Centre of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine”, UNP WG2 member, is implementing the Initiative “Regulatory Policy at the Stage of Ukraine’s Accession to the EU” within the framework of the project “Supporting the activities of the UNP EaP CSF 2021-2023”, which is implemented by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting with the financial support of the European Union.
Name of the Initiative: Regulatory Policy at the Stage of Ukraine’s Accession to the EU
Organisation: NGO “Analytical Centre of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine, UNP WG2 member
Duration: 1 June – 1 September 2023
Objective. To develop a methodology for the reforming regulatory policy in the context of European integration at the stage of Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
Prerequisites for implementing the Initiative:
After the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Ukraine started the process of harmonisation of European and national legislation in accordance with the principles set out in the text of the Association Agreement and within the scope of the Annexes to the Agreement. Since 2015, this work has been performed by the competent authorities in accordance with the approved harmonisation plans, the results of which were listed in the questionnaire presented by the President of the European Commission to the President of Ukraine on April 8, 2022. Based on the questionnaire data, on June 17, 2022, the European Commission recommended granting Ukraine EU candidate status, and on June 23, 2022, the Heads of State or Government of the 27 EU Member States took the corresponding decision. Therefore, the process of legislative approximation under the Association Agreement is now largely completed and a new phase of approximation of the national legal and regulatory framework to the EU acquis is beginning.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration reports that at the stage of Ukraine’s accession to the EU, 29,000 additional acts of EU law need to be implemented into national legislation, according to the list provided by the EU. However, it is unlikely that this extensive work can be completed in a short period of time without a fundamental change in the approach to legislative work.
In order to successfully complete the tasks set, it is necessary to analyze the effectiveness of the work on legislative harmonisation in the previous phase, to identify its bottlenecks, to strengthen the systematic approach to legislative harmonisation, to take better account of the specificities and differences between the national and European legal systems, to take into account the dynamics of changes in the EU acquis and to create conditions for the successful implementation of harmonized legislation in practice.
Activities under the Initiative:
► Preparatory work on forming the structure and content of the analytical monitoring report
► Refinement of the structure and content of the analytical monitoring report based on the results of the consultations
► Establishing contacts with the authorities and the media, informing them of the progress of the initiative and its results
► Conducting consultations with experts and government officials
► Preparation of the final version of the analytical monitoring report in Ukrainian and English with infographics on the main provisions of the report
► Holding a press conference to present the analytical monitoring report and to inform the target audiences about the results of the Initiative.
Upon completion of the Initiative, a methodology for reforming regulatory policy in the context of European integration at the stage of Ukraine’s accession to the EU will be developed and presented in the document “Regulatory Policy Reforming at the Stage of Ukraine’s Accession to the EU” in Ukrainian and English, up to 15 pages for each language.
At least 10 central executive authorities, 15 media outlets, 23 civil society organisations from WG2 of the UNP EaP and 79 civil society organisations from WG3 of the CSP will receive information on the methodological framework of regulatory policy reforming at the stage of Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
The initiative will contribute to the implementation of the UNP EaP WG2 priority on regulatory area reforming aimed at Ukraine’s post-war economic recovery, deepening and improving the effectiveness of relations with the European Union and the Eastern Partnership region.
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The Initiative is implemented within the project “Supporting the activities of the UNP EaP CSF 2021-2023” funded by the European Union, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and implemented by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting.