Spilnodiia Program

The “Influencers Empowered: Improved participation of civil society in the policy development and monitoring of the executive authorities” Program, known by its shortened name Spilnodiia (Joint Action), is being implemented by East Europe Foundation in a consortium with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR), Razom Proty Koruptsiyi CSO (Together Against Corruption), the Kyiv School of Economics, and ALDA, an international organization, with funding from the European Union.

The project is being implemented from November 2021 to November 2023 and covers all of Ukraine outside the temporarily occupied territories.

Spilnodiia aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society activists to participate in the formation of government policy and to monitor the activities of government agencies and their performance in carrying out reforms.

Spilnodiia’s purpose is to increase trust among Ukrainians towards government institutions and to establish a dialog between the government and unified territorial communities (UTCs) using the instruments of e-democracy. It has three main components:

Analytical work

  • Providing macroeconomic analysis of reforms at the State Tax Service;
  • Analyzing corruption risks and business processes to determine which STS processes and services can be improved by instituting e-instruments and reducing the human factor;
  • Analyzing the work of Community Councils under government agencies. Drawing up a road map for e-participation and identifying key e-instruments for the work of these councils.

Developing electronic tools and services

  • Introducing new e-spaces on the VzayemoDiia Platform;
  • Developing e-instruments and e-services to foster greater transparency and reducing corruption risks in the work of the STS;
  • Drawing up the technical specifications and recommendations for future e-services.

Strengthening civil sector activists

  • Providing a training program to increase the professional competencies of representatives of the civil sector;
  • Providing a mentoring program for representatives of UTCs;
  • Evaluating organizational capacity through a program to assist organizations in analyzing their own activities and assessing their own performance against benchmarks;
  • Offering grant support for community initiatives aimed at introducing and popularizing new e-instruments.