Ukraine’s Internal Affairs Ministry has launched its development strategy, which has been put together with the advice of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM). According to an EUAM press release, this milestone organisational strategy will guide the reform activities of the Ministry until 2020.
The document will address the work of the Ministry 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 the EUAM, which works closely with some of these institutions, the strategy is one of the single most important strategic documents that, in theory, should expedite the reform of the civilian security sector in Ukraine, the EUAM said.
“’Strategy 2020’ is the main guidance document for the Ministry and all of its agencies,” said Kestutis Lancinskas, Head of the EUAM. “I would add, however, that any ground-breaking document such as this will not achieve results unless there is also a will for its implementation. We are really counting on our partners to fulfil this ambitious plan, which is designed to enhance their efficiency and ultimately rebuild public trust.”
The Ministry took on board the advice of the EUAM and will be accepting public comments on its strategy for one month. Ukrainian citizens can submit their comments via e-mail or through an online form. More information can be found here.
The EUAM said it is satisfied that the document largely reflects its expert advice, and that ‘Strategy 2020’ is a citizen-oriented strategy that incorporates EU best practices in terms of internal security.
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