The Coalition agreement, which defines the country's path of development, contains forestry reform measures that were suggested by FLEG II Program.
As part of the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance II Program (FLEG II), funded by the EU, the World Bank hosted a round table discussion on improving the procedures of state control in forestry.
With public interest in forest management on the rise, a public council is recommending the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine take a significant step toward improving public access to information and to involving local communities in decision-making and other forest management activities.
A new guide helps prevent corruption in the forestry sector. FLEG presented the publication to the Ukrainian media. The event was arranged as part of the regional “European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program,” which is funded by the European Union.
As part of FLEG II Program, the World Bank Country Office in Kyiv on October 9, 2014 hosted a round table addressing the strategic development of the forest sector and improvement of the regulatory framework and management practices of forest and land relations.
The FLEG II Program provided the National Forest Resource Agency of the Ukraine with 860 copies of a sector-specific anticorruption best practice guide for the forest sector. This publication will be disseminated by the National Forest Resource Agency amongst its subordinated sub-national Forestry Directorates, enterprises, and professional development centres. The FLEG II Program will provide support in channeling about 30% of the copies to educational institutions and libraries and retain part of them for its own purposes.
A round table discussion on Assessment and development trends of the timber flow control system in Ukraine was held in June 24, 2014 in the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv. This activity is implemented by WWF-DCP Ukraine in the framework of EU funded FLEG II (ENPI East) Programme. The round table participants were forest sector stakeholders of Ukraine.
The FLEG II (ENPI East) Programme activities were intensified last month in Ukraine as the country received a new impulse on the road to much more close integration with the EU on June 27, 2014.
On the same date in the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine headquarters in Kyiv a meeting on Conservation of forest biodiversity: harmonization of legal framework between Ukraine and the European Union concerning special protected areas was organized by WWF-DCP Ukraine in the framework of the EU funded FLEG II (ENPI East) Programme.
June 26, 2014, L’viv, Ukraine. A roundtable meeting on Discussion of propositions for improving hunting in Ukraine in accordance with principles of sustainable management of nature resource was held in Ukrainian National Forestry University. This activity is implemented by WWF-DCP Ukraine in the framework of EU funded FLEG II (ENPI East) Programme. The topic of the meeting was dedicated to the problems of government regulation of hunting and its law enforcement in Ukraine and for the first time was included in the FLEG II work plan.
On the 25th of June 2014, the final event of the third competition for journalists from all types of media, "Law enforcement and governance in the forest sector of Ukraine", took place in the World Bank office in Kyiv. The first place was won by Olena Sereda, business journalist for the newspaper "Business", with the article "Lavka brevnostei" (“The wooden curiosity shop”).