On April 12, the Ukrainian Reforms Architecture 2.0 (URA 2.0) Program, implemented by the EBRD in partnership with the European Union, officially launched a platform “Reformers Hub” for the exchange of knowledge and experience among civil servants and public sector experts in Ukraine.
The online presentation of the platform was opened by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, the Managing Director of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Matteo Patrone and the Deputy Director-General – Directorate-General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Katarina Maternova.
Representatives of the Government stressed that the Reformers Hub initiative meets the needs of the civil service and the course of comprehensive digitalization in public administration. Thanks to the Reformers Hub, civil servants, experts from the Reforms Delivery Office of the CMU and reforms support teams of ministries and other CEBs will be able to systematically share their experiences and find common solutions to current problems in public administration. The platform provides an opportunity to share knowledge and experience in online format.
According to the head of the program "Ukrainian Reforms Architecture 2.0" Anna Kozhemyachenko and the manager of Reformers Hub Andrea Garayova, the participants of the initiative are provided with exclusive and comprehensive access to various learning and development opportunities, including trainings, events with Ukrainian and international experts, social network, as well as a library of materials on public administration.
The event ended with a thematic lecture by a special guest - Sir Michael Barber - head of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit under Prime Minister Tony Blair, author of the book “How to Run a Government: So that Citizens Benefit and Taxpayers Don’t go Crazy”. He shared his own experience of participating in the processes of transformation of governments around the world and answered questions from the audience.
More information about Reformers Hub can be found on the platform page: https://reformershub.in.ua
Ukrainian Reforms Architecture 2.0 is a comprehensive technical assistance program implemented by the EBRD in partnership with the European Union to support important reform processes in Ukraine. The program is funded by the Multi-Donor Stabilization and Sustainable Development Account in Ukraine (MDA), which is managed by the EBRD. MDA donors are Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, the largest donor.