Why it is important for the CSOs and central executive bodies to work together

June 2, 2022

Now, amidst the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, volunteer assistance to the population and the Armed Forces of Ukraine is invaluable. 

Together with the partners of the Consortium, which implements the Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity, the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law had the opportunity to work productively with the Ministry of Social Policy and the Ministry of Youth and Sports on the preparation of draft law 7363, which had already been registered in the Verkhovna Rada back on May 21, 2022. We are proud of this cooperation!

Read more about the cooperation here.

However, there is still a lot of work to do to develop mechanisms to support and promote volunteering. Therefore, it is important to continue cooperation, in particular with the Ministry of Social Policy, to improve the legislation in the field of volunteering, to protect the rights of volunteers, and participate in the development of the volunteer assistance agenda.

Of note, the joint work of CSOs, the Ministry of Social Policy, the Ministry of Youth and the Committee on Social Policy and Protection of the Rights of Veterans of the VRU resulted in the draft laws  7363 and 7364, which are currently being prepared for the second reading.