Ukrainian authorities to engage civil society
President Viktor Yanukovych has signed a decree on the development of civil society in Ukraine which may reflect a wider governmental intention to stimulate dialogue with existing civil organizations.
The decree calls for the formation of a Civil Society Coordination Board, with Maryna Stavniychuk as a chairman. The board currently includes 16 Ukrainian civil organizations. To assist with the implementation of the initiative the National Institute for Strategic Studies, together with invited experts, will be commissioned to prepare a report on the current condition of Ukrainian civil society.