Training named "Security Sector Reform. Slovak experience "kicked off today, 24 February 2014, in Kyiv. 36 representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations and experts will study the reform of the security sector, impact of integration to NATO and public diplomacy.
The training, speakers of which are experts from Slovakia and Poland, will last for five days.
"During the training we want to focus on the experience of Slovakia, which had implemented reforms in the security sector and become a member of NATO. I would also like to hear the views of Ukrainian specialists who work in this area, and to think together what can be offered to Ukraine now, especially in such a difficult time "- said the speaker of the training, director of the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs of Slovakia and former State secretary of Slovak Ministry of Defense Robert ONDREYCHAK.
The official opening of the event was visited by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic in Ukraine Juraj SIVACHEK, Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council, Alexander LYTVYNENKO, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym PRYSTAIKO, MPs Yurii BEREZA and Andrii TETERUK.
"It's very important that young Ukrainian experts receive information from people who can show practical results of their work, which was used to conduct reforms in their countries. I sincerely hope that this training will be useful not only for these talented boys and girls who were selected as trainees, but also for the country as a whole ", - said the Head of the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation Teresa YATSENYUK.
She also stressed that the best participants would visit Slovakia and would be able to speak directly with Slovak officials, civil activists, professionals.
Moreover, 3 more trainings are scheduled to be held in Ukraine. At the end, the participants will go to Slovakia for an educational course.
The project is carried out by Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation in cooperation with the Center for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) supported by SlovakAid Agency.
Arseniy Yatseniuk "Open Ukraine" –is a non-governmental organization that aims to promote public diplomacy and international cooperation with Ukraine.
Center for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) – is a non-governmental organization and research institute in the field of security policy that provides trainings for civil society, young professionals, politicians and civil servants.