Olena MEDVEDENKO, Ukraine
PROJECT: Advocacy of better implementation of public consultations in Ukraine

Olena hods a Master degree in Arabic and English philology in 2006.

In 2015-2018 she was the Kyiv City Council deputy assistant . Now Olena is an expert at PU “Center of Innovation Development” (Kyiv),  participant of  theCouncil of Europe’s project “Assistant of citizens paricipation in decision-making process in Ukraine” (2017-2018) and a member of Civic Commission of Kyiv City Participatory Budget authorized by Center of Innovation Development.

Olena Medvedenko: “Due to the opportunity given to me by the Fellowship Program I want to expand my competences, achieve results in implementation  of the important mechanism of public consultations in Ukraine and to find new adherents.”

Advocacy of better implementation of public consultations in Ukraine

The project intends to draw public attention to importance of adopting and the fastest implementation of the Draft Law on Public Consultations in Ukraine.

Olena Medvedenko: “It will show on practice opportunities which local bodies and civil society will receive after full implementation of public consultation system in Ukrainian cities based on the European samples. Also, together with experts we will need to find the most suitable mechanism for Ukraine and offer necessary corrections to the Draft Law.”

Project activities:

  • Analysis of the Draft Law on Public Consultations in Ukraine (current situation on web page: 27 cities,  18 Ministries,  21 Public Services,  14 Public Agencies);
  • Training workshops (in the Western and Eastern parts of Ukraine) for NGOs, public authorities’ representatives and local deputies;
  • A workshop in Kyiv with NGOs working on development of civil society and development of Laws in Ukraine;
  • Preparation of experts’ recommendation for Draft Law, publication and  dissemination of guidelines of the Public Consultation implementation methods among cities in the regions.


Olena Medvedenko: “Deep analysis of Public Consultation procedures will show real circumstances of  public consultations in Ukrainian and cultivate my capacities. Training workshops will significantly trigger implementation of the Law of Ukraine and will allow to finalize research and list of amendments to the Draft Law of Ukraine about Public Consultations.”

Fellowship Programs 2018
Country Ukraine
Areas of Interest Advocacy
Awareness raising
Collection of evidences
Policy monitoring
Topics Legislation
Participatory decision-making
Strengthening CSO skills
Project duration May 2018 - November 2018