Support to Ukraine Reform Conference 2022

Switzerland will co-host the 5th Ukraine Reform Conference in Lugano (4-5 July 2022). In addition to events held outside Ukraine, Switzerland will support an inclusive and multi-stakeholder in-country preparatory process to generate broader support for reforms and to present concrete commitments at the conference itself. For this purpose, it will organize a series of activities in Ukraine including civil society, the private sector, local authorities, academia and government institutions.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Cultura / sensibilizzazione allo sviluppo
Sensibilizzazione allo sviluppo
Partecipazione democratica e società civile
16.10.2021 - 31.12.2024
CHF  750’000
Contesto The Ukraine Reform Conference (URC) has become a key annual international event dedicated to the expert discussion of the progress of Ukraine's ongoing comprehensive reforms process. Over the past years, it has been an important platform that brings together Ukrainian and international stakeholders to assess the democratic transformations and reforms, which have taken place in the country since 2014. Until now, the reform process has been carried out by the government with a top-down approach. Broader support from different stakeholders of society, including at the regional/local level, is required for the effective implementation and long-term success of the reforms.
Gruppi target

Direct: Ukraine government, private sector (SME’s, multinational companies, banks, business associations), civil society (NGO’s, media, academia), international partners (World Bank, UN, EU, EIB, EBRD, NATO, G7, US, etc.) 

Indirect: Ukrainian citizens

Effetti a medio termine

- Discussion platform is utilized by a wide range of Ukrainian stakeholders to chart a course for future immediate and long-term reform efforts

- Inclusiveness of the Ukrainian reform process is promoted and anchored

- Ukrainian citizens, civil society, academia and the private sector are motivated to play a more active role in co-shaping and advancing the reform process in Ukraine


Risultati principali attesi:  

- Ukraine Reform Tracker to monitor progress of key reforms

- Inclusive advisory groups to propose recommendations/commitments for reforms in different thematic areas

- Events, workshops and exchanges on key reforms with participation of a wide range of stakeholders of Ukrainian society

- Conference website with key information and a platform for discussion

- Reform outreach campaign to generate support for reforms among different stakeholders

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
Economia privata
  • Settore privato straniero Sud/Est

Altri partner
Economist Impact, international development partners, local organizations and external service providers (website, outreach campaign)
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori Close coordination with the Government of Ukraine and international development partners to shape the preparatory process in Ukraine, in close collaboration and synergies with development partners (national and international) of Swiss Cooperation Programme in Ukraine
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    750’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    605’903 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   850’000
Fasi del progetto Fase 1 16.10.2021 - 31.12.2024   (Fase in corso)