Ukraine's European integration requires an increased capacity of our public service. The international experience of NAUCS provides us with the necessary knowledge to harmonise the theory and practice of public administration through European approaches.
This was stated by Nataliia Aliushyna, Head of the National Agency for the Civil Service of Ukraine, at the panel of the international forum "Moving towards the EU: Agenda for Ukraine". According to her, the civil service has adapted to the conditions of war and is now facing a new level of challenges, namely transforming itself into a digital, professional and competitive sphere.
According to the Head of the agency, in 2023 SIGMA experts conducted a monitoring assessment of Ukraine's public administration in six areas defined in the updated Principles of Public Administration. This assessment is necessary to determine the state of public administration and changes for the country's recovery and European integration process.
Nataliia Aliushyna has identified remuneration system reform as one of the key priorities. "The conceptual framework of the reform should be the adoption of the basic draft law (No. 8222) on the introduction of unified approaches to remuneration based on the classification of positions. The document is developed in accordance with the 5th SIGMA/OECD Principle of Public Administration, which is the main one for assessing the capacity of a candidate country to join the EU," said the head of NAUCS.
The event was attended by Asier Santillan, Head of the Good Governance and Rule of Law Unit, EU Delegation to Ukraine, Benjamin Bobbe, Head of Central and Eastern Europe, Hans Seidel Foundation, Gregor Virant, SIGMA Programme Manager, Vadym Halaychuk, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Ukraine's Integration with the EU, and other participants.
Organisers: National Agency of Ukraine for Civil Service, Governmental Office for Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Centre for Adaptation of Civil Service to EU Standards, Higher School of Public Administration with the support of the Hans Seidel Foundation in Ukraine.