23 May 2017
On May 23 in Brussels the discussion will build upon the findings of the annual monitoring report: "Ukraine and Association Agreement: how to prevent a storm?" which tracks the progress of energy and environmental reforms in Ukraine in line with the Association Agreement and commitments to the Energy Community. During the event the discussion will focus on the following questions:
• What is the current state...
18 May 2017
02 May 2017
On the eve of the third anniversary of the Odessa tragedy tens of thousands of people in Europe saw a film on May 2 events. Today, on May 2, at 19:30 it will be shown again on the TV channel “UA: First”.
11 April 2017
International Renaissance Foundation is a part of the worldwide network of the Open Society Foundations. The foundation was founded in 1990 by George Soros and a group of Ukrainian intellectuals and is the largest and oldest charitable foundation in Ukraine.
07 April 2017
Online Course: Modern Project Management Is the Art of Breaking the Rules is launched within partnership between the International Renaissance Foundation with its Think Tanks Developing Initiative and the Think Tanks Fund (TTF), funded by the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine
03 April 2017
Today, on April 3, a free online course "Machine Learning" on the educational web platform "Prometheus" is launched. This is the last course from the "Data Analysis" cycle that the International Renaissance Foundation and Prometheus launched last year.
31 March 2017
On March 22, 2017, the Parliament of Ukraine approved the bill “On Making Amendments to Article 3 of the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention of Corruption”. The President signed the bill (#6172) into law on March 26. The finalized version of the law contains a number of amendments introduced in defiance of the core committee’s decision and significantly altering the initial purpose of the bill that had been...
30 March 2017
On March 29, Data Journalism Agency (Texty.org.ua) published a research "What Government Procurement Tenders Hide" of old corruption schemes in public procurement that are working today. The study is based on information on public procurement, that was published in print in the "Journal of Public Procurement" before ProZorro and other open data portals appeared. The analysis of hundreds of thousands of "Protocols...
28 February 2017
Work on the first in Ukraine documentary project about modern Ukrainian Roma women, who have applied themselves in social activities, art or profession which is not connected to the scene, remains. A series of seven short films titled "Seven stories of successful Roma women" will be released in spring and aims to change perceptions of Roma women in society. Previous presentation of the film will take place in Roma...
27 February 2017
On February, 21-22 Kyiv hosted a presentation of the Ukraine’s second report under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2014-2015 during the conference ‘EITI in Ukraine: how to manage resources effectively’.
24 February 2017
The issues of restrictions which require the Ukrainian people to have a mandatory stamp of residence of registration, so called “propyska”, the level of public authorities and international human rights organizations and think tanks were raised up on February 23 in Kyiv. The debate was initiated by the СEDOS think tank supported by the International Renaissance Foundation’s initiative on think tanks...
23 February 2017
Despite the fact that it has not yet been fully ratified, a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine has been provisionally applied since 1 January 2016. This report is prepared by the SEO Amsterdam Economics, commissioned by the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), aims to assess the impact of this DCFTA on the Dutch economy. It provides an analysis of recent trade...
20 February 2017
On February 16-17, within the Open Government Partnership global initiative representatives of governments and civil society of 10 countries of Eurasia brought together for the first time in Kyiv to discuss transparency and accountability practices and anti-corruption reforms.
15 February 2017
In December 2016, Ukrainian experts prepared a package of comprehensive reports with recommendations for Ukrainian and European parties of Ukraine's progress of reforms, pursuant to obligations under the Association Agreement with the European Union.
15 February 2017
On February 14, in Geneva (Switzerland), for the first time women with HIV, drug abused, sex workers and representatives of the LGBT community (lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people) presented a joint report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the violation of their rights in Ukraine.
10 February 2017
On February 9, the first nonprofit incubator 1991 Open Data Incubator’s team presented five IT services, which could destroy the old corruption schemes in public sector. These services work with tons of open public data to identify and correct deficiencies in the state system making Ukrainian life better.