PRAVO Police looks forward to a strong 2021

In 2020, the world experienced a year like no other in living memory, and no organization escaped the impact of COVID-19. Rather, organizations re-invented “on the fly” how they could manage their business, among them the PRAVO Police Programme.  

EU supports creation of state-of-the-art data centres to enhance National Police operations

Today the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) announced the launch of two state-of-the-art modular data centres at undisclosed locations, networked with existing NPU telecommunications infrastructure. The new data centres will support operations and more than 45,000 police officers across Ukraine, at national and community levels, including 102 Police emergency lines. The new equipment is designed to provide police with cutting-edge security and data efficiency.

EU and UNOPS Help Ukrainian Police Fight Domestic Violence

On 20 November 2020, the European Union together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) provided the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) with nine patrol cars and nine police cars for domestic violence mobile response groups.

Community policing seeks local solutions for local problems

Enhancing cooperation between the police, local authorities and civil society is the key objective for a series of 9 workshops on community policing and community safety organised this summer by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM Ukraine) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) within the ‘Pravo Police’ support package.

Women engineers challenge stereotypes and help reform police in line with the European standards

When the word ‘infrastructure’ is mentioned, the picture that often comes to mind is men working on construction sites. Although the number of women graduating with engineering degrees is increasing, very few women ultimately take up civil engineering as their career. Why? In part because biases still exist when it comes to women working on infrastructure projects – we are still seen differently. This starts from university classrooms – and continues onto construction sites.

“Strong. Courageous. Equal”

International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March, is an opportunity to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in their communities.

Prosecutors enhance mainstreaming of international best practices

New recommendations and standards for prosecutors were the focus of discussion at the "Developing Guidelines and SOPs for Prosecutors in Ukraine" workshop which took place on 18 December 2019 and was jointly organized by the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine and the European Union funded PRAVO Police, on the initiative of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

PRAVO Police Executive Committee approves strategic priorities

The Project Executive committee brought together officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Police of Ukraine, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the Support Group for Ukraine, the EU Advisory Mission and UNOPS to discuss and agree on the key priority areas for the PRAVO Police  for the year ahead. The endorsed support programme included six areas, among which support to the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) in enhancing its capacity in criminal investigations, public order and policing services frameworks, enhancing intelligence led policing IT systems and support to the Main Department of the NPU in Donetsk oblast.

QDCP enhances transparency at prosecution service through audio-visual equipment

Thanks to recently newly installed audio-visual equipment, the Qualification Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors(QDCP) can now transmit its proceedings live through a dedicated Youtube channel, thus facilitating open access to legal information, ensuring transparency and encouraging public scrutiny of its work.