On involving civil society organizations in the provision of proposals on state support for the development of volunteer activities in Ukraine
By Order No. 179-r of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on March 21, 2018, the Action Plan was approved to strengthen national unity, consolidate Ukrainian society and support public initiatives in this area.
Point 10 of the Plan provides for the Ministry of Social Policy to develop, together with civil society organizations, proposals for amending the Law of Ukraine “On Voluntary Activities” (hereinafter – the Law) in support of the development of volunteer activities in Ukraine.
Volunteering extends to all spheres of public life, in particular, social services; assistance to citizens affected by the emergency situation, internally displaced persons; health, education and science, physical culture and sports; culture and preservation of cultural heritage, historical and cultural environment, animal protection and environmental protection; help to eliminate the consequences of emergencies of anthropogenic or natural character; assistance to the military formation and law enforcement agencies in the conduct of the antiterrorist operation; other directions.
Realization of the state policy in the sphere of volunteer activity is carried out, in particular, by state authorities and local self-government bodies within the limits of their powers.
In accordance with the Law and Regulations on the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from June 17, 2015, № 423, the Ministry of Social Policy is determined by the central executive authority implementing the state policy in the field of volunteer activity.
We invite civil society organizations to join the study of the development of volunteer activities in Ukraine and to submit proposals for amending the Law of Ukraine “On Voluntary Activities” with a view to supporting it.