Economic Dimension of Policy Making
On 30th of October has finished 3-day seminar “Economic Dimension of Policy Making” in Vinnytsia.
The seminar was attended by youth representatives from different parts of Ukraine: Kyiv, Dnipro, Chernivtsi, Rivne, Odessa, Kropyvnytskyi, Vinnytsia, Poltava, Lviv and other cities.
During the lectures, participants received information about public finances, structure and features of formation of state and local budgets, the dynamics of the public debt of Ukraine; learned about the history of economic thought and current trends of the economy.
The feature of the event was maximum practical orientation. After each few lectures participants had an opportunity to consolidate the gained knowledge during the group work (problem solving, practical cases) and in the end of the second day each of the 4 teams received an evening task to the selected topic. Results of the study were presented to experts in the morning on the last day of training. It was a comprehensive presentation in the chosen format (press conference, talk show, round table, etc.).
Presented topics were the following:
- Minimum salary 3200 UAH – a victory or betrayal?
- Moratorium on land – which changes involves the reform and who are the stakeholders
- Pension reform - peculiarities of transition from subsidiary to accumulative system
- The challenges of decentralization.
The teams explored the impact of these reforms on the economy of Ukraine, pluses and disadvantages of those decisions, the experience of other countries in addressing these issues participants offered general recommendations considering the specificity of these areas in Ukraine.
During the three days participants received a large amount of information on the interaction of politics and economics, and we sincerely hope this knowledge will help them in their future practice.
The event was organised by The Eidos Centre for Political Studies and Analysis supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation Ukraine and Belarus.