USAID RADA Program started a two-day training on the Parliamentary Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on January 29, 2017, at the Training Center of USAID Rada Program. These training sessions are organized to support the implementation of Parliamentary Reform, during which USAID RADA Program experts familiarized assistants with the peculiarities of the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Chief Expert - Volodymyr Kryzhanivskyi, USAID RADA Program Senior Advisor, People's Deputy of Ukraine of the 1st convocation.
Coaches: Yana Verteba - Coordinating the Secretariat at Equal Opportunities Caucus and Alyona Hurkivska - USAID RADA Program Senior Parliamentary Strengthening Assistant Researcher.
The main tasks of the training were familiarization and elaboration of such topics as the functions of the Verkhovna Rada, the main procedures, the details of the legislative process, the forms of interaction between the legislative and executive branches of power and the mechanisms of cooperation between the public and the authorities.
Ihor Kogut, Chief of Party of the USAID RADA Program, delivering opening remarks noted that "knowledge of the Rules of Procedure is not the minimum program, it is the must for the staff of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada."
Participants told that they would like to deepen knowledge regarding certain aspects of the Law of Ukraine "On the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine", the lawmaking process, analyze the possibilities and mechanisms for counteracting violations of the rules, improve qualifications within the framework of training activities in the field of implementation of Parliamentary Reform.