On August 1 and 3, 2017 the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, together with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Bar Association, held the events dedicated to the enforcement system reform and the activities of private enforcement officers.
The events brought together numerous participants, which demonstrated the importance of the reform and the interest to the core of discussion. Each of the two events organized in Kharkiv and Odesa were attended by some 80 participants, including first private enforcement officers, representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the State Enforcement Service, judges, lawyers, representatives of banks and insurance companies, officers of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and the National Police of Ukraine, and notaries.
According to Dovydas Vitkauskas, Team Leader of the EU Project, the current priorities include the launch of the new profession, the creation of working conditions for private enforcement officers, the establishment of self-governance, the provision of real powers and procedural support to the Association of Private Enforcement Officers, alongside the reform of registers.
The Project experts Katilin Popov (Bulgaria) and Damir Site (Serbia) also presented European experience and best practices.