The Center for Land Reform Policy in Ukraine (CLRPU) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established in 2001 in Kyiv, Ukraine with a mission to provide policy, legal and information support on land related issues to the Government of Ukraine and local governments, Center's partners and members and other stakeholders. The CLRPU is well-recognised institution who takes a lead in providing independent policy advice and expertise in respect of transparent, effective, socially and ecologically responsible land management in Ukraine.
The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting was founded in October 1999 by top-ranking Ukrainian politicians and the German Advisory Group on Economic Reforms, which is part of Germany's TRANSFORM programme. The Institute is jointly financed by the Ukrainian and the German Government. It is in full operation since July 1st, 2000. Aims of the Institute:
a) to establish an independent research organisation that will provide decision-makers, inside and outside government, with analyses of the Ukrainian economy and economic policies;
b) to support the economic training and analytical capacity of Ukrainian scholars as potential economic reformers;
c) to provide policy advice on the basis of sound economic research.
The International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) was founded in April 1990. IRF is an integral part of the international Soros network comprising national and regional foundations in more than thirty countries around the world, primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. These foundations share a common goal of supporting educational, social and legal initiatives that promote the development and establishment of an open society.
IRF is Ukraine’s largest charity organization. It sees its main objective in providing financial and organizational assistance to the development of an open and democratic society in Ukraine by supporting essential civic initiatives in this area. The International Renaissance Foundation finances projects and programs, which foster the rebirth of national culture, democratization of education and assertion of civil society.
After the breakup of the Soviet Union Ukraine inherited the old system of education with the Ministry of Higher, Secondary and Special Education of USSR at the head. After obtaining Ukraine’s Independence in 1991, there was a question on reforming and developing the national education in the state.
The processes in Europe and in the world have determined new tasks and priorities in the sphere of education and science. These tasks have been imposed on the Ministry of Education of Ukraine, that is the main body in the central governmental agencies system and ensures the state policy implementation in the sphere of education, science, scientific technical, innovational activities and intellectual property, directs and coordinates activity of other bodies of executive power on these directions.
The Razumkov Centre is a non-governmental think tank which was founded in 1994. It carries out research of public policy in such spheres as domestic policy, state administration, economic policy, energy, land relations, foreign policy, social policy, international and regional security, national security and defence. The Razumkov Centre united experts in the fields of economy, energy, law, political sciences, international relations, military security, land relations, sociology, history and philosophy. In 2004, on the International Economic Forum in Krynica (Poland) the Razumkov Centre was named the best non-governmental organisation of Eastern Europe.
The Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) is a non-partisan non-governmental think tank aiming at providing analysis of domestic and foreign policy, as well s providing information support and consulting to democratic institutions in Ukraine. Activities:
The goals of the UCIPR are to contribute to formation of civil society institutions in Ukraine: political parties, trade unions, NGOs, and deepening the level of interaction of the state and those institutions. Since 1991, the UCIPR has analyzed of home and foreign policy and providing information and technical assistance to democratic NGOs in Ukraine. The UCIPR also helps to establish contacts between Ukrainian politicians who influence societal events, and their foreign colleagues, using its established links with international think tanks and implementation of joint research projects. UCIPR is active in all key areas of the Ukrainian society. It has produced numerous publications that offer information about participants of civic movements and political parties, cover activities of representatives of political parties in the parliament, discuss the legal framework for activities of political parties, the course of the administrative reform, the issues of media freedom, etc.