On June 29, 2023, during the meeting of the Institute’s academic council, a solemn signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Research Service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The signing of the document was accompanied by motivational speeches by the heads of the signatory parties. In his speech, the Director of the Institute Oleg Rafalskiy noted that the Institute has experience of long-term fruitful cooperation with the predecessor of the Research Service – the Institute of Legislation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. One of the main directions of scientific research of our institution and our new partner, the Research Service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, was and remains political institutions and processes, among which the parliament and parliamentarism have a prominent place.
In view of this, O. Rafalskiy noted, cooperation with the Research Service of the Verkhovna Rada becomes a priority for our partnership.
Oleg Rafalskiy and Lesya Vaolevska during the signing of the Cooperation Agreement
The head of the Research Service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Lesya Vaolevska, emphasized that the institution headed by her combines expert and scientific functions. In view of this, its important task is to establish close ties with scientific institutions in order to use the intellectual potential of Ukrainian scientists for the formation and implementation of state policy in various spheres of life. Our cooperation, L. Vaolevska emphasized, will take the form of organizing joint expert and scientific events, mutual examination of draft laws, discussion of the possibilities of applying foreign experience in law-making activities, conducting trainings for employees of the Verkhovna Rada Apparatus and people’s deputies, etc. All these tasks will be implemented within the framework of the Cooperation Agreement between the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnonational Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Research Service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.