On August 17, 2023, another discussion of issues of resuming the military modernization of Ukraine took place within the framework of the project “Voice of civil society reforming and implementing the recovery plan of Ukraine” (“Luhansk Declaration”). This project is administered by the public organization “Agency for Reconstruction and Development” with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy in partnership with the Center for Political and Legal Reforms. In total, 20 thematic discussions for the participants of scientists, representatives of civil society institutions, politicians and government officials have already taken place within the scope of the project.

The focus of the August discussion is the planning of the executive branch of government, its adaptation to the needs of the post-war transformation of Ukraine and institutional changes in the context of compliance with EU standards.

The leading researcher of the Department of Political Institutes and Processes of the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, candidate of political sciences Natalia Kononenko took part in the discussion. The scientist focused on the fact that in order to increase the institutional efficiency of the executive power and its synchronization with the activity format of similar European institutions, it is necessary to supplement the State Administration Reform Strategy for the period 2022-2025. ). .2021) norms, goals and indicators for measuring the effectiveness of public administration developed by SIGMA for countries seeking EU membership. Nataliya Kononenko emphasized that SIGMA is one of the most prestigious analytical centers of the EU, which was founded by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union in 1992 and is an agent of the EU in matters of developing public administration standards for national European governments.