Launch of the E-Governance for Accountability and Participation Program

Press release, 03.06.2015

On June 3, 2015, the Memorandum on Implementation of the E-Governance for Accountability and Participation Program (EGAP) was signed in Kyiv between the State Agency for E-Governance of Ukraine and the Swiss Confederation.

Launch of the E-Governance for Accountability and Participation Program on June 3, 2015 in the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine in Kyiv.
E-Governance: through the new information communication technologies (ICTs) to more transparent and inclusive decision making in Ukraine. SDC

The Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine Mr. Gennadiy Zubko participated in the signing ceremony which took place during the launch of the new Swiss-Ukrainian joint program.

After the signing of the Memorandum, the Head of the Swiss Cooperation Office Ukraine Mr. Guido Beltrani highlighted: „Within the EGAP Program we plan to use e-governance and e-democracy tools as enablers for building the trust and cooperation between local authorities and citizens. We are confident that modern information and communication technologies are excellent tools for a more efficient provision of administrative services to citizens both from urban and rural areas, and for more transparent and inclusive decision making”.

The EGAP seeks to strengthen good governance and modern public service delivery and social innovation in Ukraine by using the new information communication technologies (ICTs).

The selected partner regions are the Oblasts of Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Vinnytsia and Volyn.

Local news, 16.09.2015

Upon completion of his mission, Ambassador Christian Schoenenberger will leave Ukraine by mid-October 2015. Ambassador Guillaume Scheurer, his successor, will take up his duties in the second half of October.