July 7, 2015 in Boyarka, Kyiv region, the Ukrainian Center for Forestry Training ("Ukrtsentrkadrylis") hosted a round table devoted to the discussion of proposals for the improvement of national legislation aimed at supporting the effective management in hunting sector of Ukraine.
On April 26, 2015, a new national anti-corruption law came into force. At the same time, the previous legislation that regulated this field, became inoperative (“On the principles of prevention and combatting corruption”, “On the rules of ethical behavior”).
FLEG II experts have developed recommendations on testing European methods of growing pine and oak in Ukraine.
In May, 2015 at the session hall of the National Forestry University of Ukraine in Lviv the "ENPI East FLEG II" Programme in cooperation with the State Forestry Agency of Ukraine organized and conducted a professional meeting devoted to the development of hunting economy in Ukraine.
The award ceremony for winners of FLEG II contest for journalists and environmental activists took place at the World Bank Office in Kyiv on June 8. It was fourth in a series of civil engagement events organized in partnership with Telekritika, an independent media development think-tank.
Over 20 analytical studies, two published manuals and wide-scale practical implementation of FLEG II recommendations on the national level are some examples of the Program work results in Ukraine that were presented at the NPAC meeting on May 6.
FLEG II helps State Forest Resource Agency of Ukraine professionals and the Programme experts to study good hunting management practices in Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary
The Central and Eastern European countries have similar history of economic and political development as well as good reformation experience accumulated in hunting industry. Due to the political and economic impact of the Association Agreement signed by Ukraine and EU, such knowledge is essential to build a hunting industry model in Ukraine, which could be comparable to the EU and based on same values and approaches.
Journalists from four regions of Ukraine learned about ways to prevent corruption in the forest sector thanks to the new practical guide published with the support of the FLEG II Programme.
Participants of the round table, organized by FLEG II in World Bank Country Office in Kiev, found ways to improve the current situation on the timber market in Ukraine.