TAPAS Project

To continue the development of democratic processes, support Ukraine in times of the full-scale war, and contribute to rebuilding of the country after the war, East Europe Foundation in partnership with Eurasia Foundation is implementing the USAID/UK aid Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS Project. 

 Within the project, together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, and other state authorities, EEF will be implementing activities for expansion and improvement of open data ecosystems in Ukraine and development of state e-services.

In the sphere of open data and access to public information, it is planned to:

  • Involve experts, collect and publish 80 quality open data sets on rebuilding and reacting to humanitarian crisis challenges on Diia.Open Data Portal: 
  • Advocate for adaptation of Ukrainian legislation in the sphere of open data so that it is in line with the EU legislation. This will be done through conducting analytic research on the compliance of Ukraine’s legislation with European Data Governance Act and the EU Regulation 2018/1807, through carrying out consultations with the public on this topic, and preparation of proposals for changes to Ukrainian legislation.
  • Strengthen the role of open data in ensuring transfer of Ukraine’s economy to low-carbon circular model through the development of relevant regulatory acts as well as through launch of a special platform to contain information in the format of open data on this topic.
  • Ensure Ukraine’s participation in international ratings of open data.
  • Increase the role of open data in forming state policies through providing training for tax officials, conducting a study program for the representatives of state and local authorities about open data and post-war recovery, as well as through the development of an educational module for students of Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman. 
  • Grant competition to support projects based on open data that are working to respond to the challenges of humanitarian crisis and needs of military/post-war times.

Within the project, work on the development of state digital solutions will be continued. Particularly, the works on updating the Diia portal and mobile application will be held and 17 new handy e-services will be launched.

Project timeline: August 1, 2022 – November 30, 2023. This is the second phase of the project: the first one lasted from November 2016 to July 2021.