Cabinet of ministers of Ukraine
Of June 22nd, 2011 No. 572-р
On approval of the Concept of State Program of Cooperation with Ukrainians Living Abroad for the period up to 2015
1. Approve the Concept of State Program of Cooperation with Ukrainians Living Abroad for the period up to 2015, as attached.
Nominate the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine as contracting authority of the said Program.
2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine together with other interested central and local executive authorities to develop and submit to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine the draft State Program of Cooperation with Ukrainian Living Abroad for the period up to 2015.
Prime Minister of Ukraine M.AZAROV
By the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Of June 22nd, 2001 No. 572-р
Of the State Program of Cooperation with
Ukrainian Living Abroad for the period up to 2015
Identification of issues to be addressed by the Program
Today Ukrainians living abroad lose national and cultural identity due to social and spiritual adaptation to realities of their countries of residence and disruption coupled with decrease in number of organizations of the Ukrainians living abroad, their activity, narrowing of area of use of the Ukrainian language.
Analysis of the problem and rationale of the need to solve it via program method
Ukrainians living abroad are mainly Ukrainian emigrants of the second, third and fourth generations that lose connection with their historical Motherland. Current trends of development of the global society expedite social integration of the Ukrainians living abroad and have adverse impact on their national consciousness.
It is necessary to enable implementation of the state policy in ensuring development of relationship with the Ukrainians living abroad to further consolidate the Ukrainian nation, preserve ethnic and national and cultural identity of the Ukrainians living abroad, use their cultural and spiritual potential for ascertain positive international image of Ukraine and ensure the development of relations with countries of their residence.
The Program objective is activities to be taken by central and local executive authorities to ensure cooperation with the Ukrainians living abroad, preserve their national and cultural identity, use intellectual, cultural and spiritual capacity of the Ukrainians living abroad for asserting positive international image of Ukraine and providing support to foreign Ukrainian communities.
Identification of the best way to solve the problem on the basis of comparative analysis of possible options
There are two options to solve the problem that presuppose:
first ? establishment of a special public agency tasked to ensure relations with Ukrainians living abroad that requires significant allocations from the state budget;
second, optimal ? development of the Program to be implemented by interested central and local executive authorities, self-government and non-governmental organizations.
Ways and methods of solving the problem,
The program shall be implemented through the following measures:
defining of the strategy of cooperation with Ukrainians living abroad in the context of particularity of their country of residence;
improvement of laws concerning cooperation with Ukrainians living abroad, ensuring protection of their interests;
enhancement of public awareness efforts directed at development of relations with Ukrainians living abroad;
strengthening of cooperation between public authorities and non-governmental organizations that participate in the state policy implementation to ensure development of relations with Ukrainians living abroad;
expanding the network of Ukrainian cultural and educational institutions in the countries of residence of Ukrainians living abroad, provide them with appropriate support.
The Program shall be implemented for the period of five years.
The expected results of the Program implementation, performance measurement
Implementation of the Program will enable to:
assert positive international image of Ukraine;
enliven cooperation with international organizations;
accelerate EU integration processes;
strengthen cooperation with countries of residence of Ukrainians living abroad;
create conditions for engaging the Ukrainians living abroad in implementation of foreign political initiatives of Ukraine.
Estimation of financial, material and technical, labour resources,
required to implement the Program
The Program is financed from the state budget and other sources not prohibited by the law.