Kuchma appointed officials in charge of the development of civil society
The Commission of encouraging democratization and development of civil society will, among others, provide the consent of actions concerning political reforms and hold consultations between citizens unions and organs of state power for achieving consensus in this sphere.
This is stipulated by President Kuchmas Decree of 7 October 2002.
Along with it, the commission, being a consulting organ acting at Presidents administration, will encourage forming the institutes of civil society, as well as organizing and conducting the public forums in the regions of Ukraine and all-Ukrainian public forum. The Commission will also aid the formation of the public TV and radio broadcasting based on representation of various layers of the society.
The Presidents Decree approved of the commission composition: former MP Inna Bogoslovskaya, the president of the consulting firm „Prudens“ (on her consent); Evgeniy Golovakha, a main researcher of the Institute of philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Mikhail Pogrebinskiy, the manager of the Kyiv center of political research and the theory of conflicts (on his consent); Georgiy Pocheptsov, the head of the directorate of strategic initiatives of the Presidents administration. Aleksandr Chalenko, the head of the Internet department of the executive committee of the Social-democratic party of Ukraine (united), is appointed the secretary of the commission (on his consent). The commission is headed by Vladimir Malinkovich, the manager of the Ukrainian department of the international institute of humanitarian and political research.
As it was made public before, Kuchma in his Decree renamed the Commission of encouraging development of civil society created in spring 2001 into the Commission of encouraging democratization and development of civil society.