Deregulation in the spheres of education and culture – it is proposed to abolish or modernize a number of regulatory instruments

At the next meeting, the Interdepartmental Working Group on Deregulation (hereinafter referred to as the Working Group on Deregulation) reviewed and recommended the cancellation or modernization of a number of state regulatory instruments in the spheres of competence of the Ministries of Education, Culture and Information Policy, Youth and Sports, as well as State Cinema Agency (Derzhkino).

Among the listed institutions, Derzhkino is the leader in the number of outdated or irrelevant instruments of state regulation – the MWG on deregulation proposed to cancel 40% of such instruments. Next comes the Ministry of Education – 38% of instruments, but in the field of competence of the Ministry of Culture, it is recommended to cancel only 14% of instruments. The fact is that a large number of instruments of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy relate to the protection of the cultural and historical heritage of the Ukrainian people, and therefore cannot be canceled.

Among the tools recommended for cancellation, in particular:

  • from the sphere of the Ministry of Education: a license to carry out educational activities in the field of extracurricular education; permission to create a territorially separated structural subdivision of a foreign institution of higher education; certificate of state registration of technological park; certificate of state registration of the technology park project.
  • from the sphere of the Ministry of Culture: permission to use metal detectors or any other search equipment or relevant technology on objects of cultural heritage.

As for the current instruments of state regulation in the sphere of competence of the Ministry of Youth Sports, they will be modernized and optimized. All other instruments of Derzhkino, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Culture that are not being canceled are also subject to optimization – they will be digitized or simplified.

The IWG on deregulation is headed by First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko and Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov. The meetings are also attended by representatives of leading analytical centres, in particular BRDO.