Solidarity Fund PL has a permanent representative office in Ukraine (Solidarity Fund PL in Ukraine). For the past several years the Fund has been engaging in such issues as:
- social policy reform, i.e. consultancy in lawmaking and trainings on the provision of social services, especially at the level of Ukrainian self-governments;
- supporting vocational education reform along with German, Finnish, and Estonian partners under the EU4Skills programme, with the goal of modernising the system and adjusting it to the EU standards;
- decentralisation of the education sector in collaboration with the EU and Sweden, i.e. training amalgamated hromadas-level education managers and assistance for self-governments;
- empowering regional media to facilitate better information services to residents and secure reliable information supply e.g. on issues related to the European Union.
In the past, Representative Office in Ukraine also collaborated with the Government of Canada during the works on the decentralisation of the state and the reform of the media system. Additionally, the Fund has been involved in carrying out the reforms of education, the process of amalgamation of hromadas into larger self-governmental bodies, and in other initiatives related to human rights protection, e.g. addressing the matter of displaced persons from Crimea and Donbass.
Paweł Kost | Head of the Representative Office in Ukraine