The Next EU Project’s Regional Training Will Take Place in Mykolayiv

On 8 – 10 July 2015, in Mykolayiv, there will be the fourth seminar on public procurement held as part of the major Regional Training Programme, organised by the EU-funded Project.

The recently revised Public Procurement Law (April 2014) contains a number of substantive changes that improve the degree of legal alignment with relevant EU standards and begins to create a somewhat new environment for public procurement practitioners and for the public authorities. In order to improve general understanding of key aspects of public procurement and EU standards implementation by control authorities, procurement specialists, and civil society organisations acting in public procurement sector of Ukraine, Project Experts developed a Regional Training Programme. It is intended to enhance effectiveness of efforts related to procurement activities performed on regional level.

The Programme rolled out in Vinnytsia on 11 – 13 March 2015, and was followed by the training in Lviv on 15 – 17 April and Dnipropetrovsk on 20 – 22 May. During the 2015 program will cover all regions of Ukraine.

The seminar in Mykolayiv is expected to engage representatives from Kirovograd, Mykolayiv, Kherson, Odesa and Cherkassy regions. While the closing seminar in Sumy will be held for Chernihiv, Kyiv, Poltava, and Sumy.

During the three days of each Training session Project Experts (Mr. Olexandr Shatkovskiy and Mr. Steen Bruun-Nielsen), representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, MEDT, as well as of NGO sector, introduce Ukrainian public procurement system and EU procurement legal framework, compare public procurement monitoring procedures in Ukraine with the EU experience, deliver presentations on framework agreements and e-procurement, comment on public procurement chapter of Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, DCFTA, and discuss the role of civil society in public procurement system. The Programme will also include practical exercises and discussion panels.