BRDO School

The Better Regulation Delivery Office launches the BRDO School Project. The Project provides all interested persons with the opportunity to participate in specialized training courses in various areas of public administration on a competitive basis. The areas of study include ‘Rule-Making’, ‘State Policy Analysis’ and ‘Regulatory Impact Analysis’.

Coaches who are the BRDO Office experts and invited specialists will not only provide participants with theoretical knowledge in an accessible and comprehensive manner, but also reveal all the specifics and useful life hacks. Our courses will combine theoretical training and dealing with practical cases. All participants receive training certificates.

For further information, please contact the project coordinator – Khrystyna Faychak: k.faichak@brdo.com.ua or call at +38 (093) 564 18 43

1. MAIN PRINCIPLES 

1.1 Education at BRDO School is a specialized training in following areas: ‘Rule Making’, ‘State Policy Analysis’ and ‘Regulatory Impact Analysis’.
1.2 If you are a student now or have already successfully completed this stage, our school is for you.
1.3 If you are involved in jurisprudence or civil service matters, this is an added benefit for you and you have a better chance to qualify for a course. 

2. REGISTRATION FOR TRAINING COURSES 

2.1 You will have group training sessions according to your selected course.
2.2 Periods to register for courses and group training schedules are determined by the school administration. You can always find the relevant information on the Better Regulation Delivery Office’s website.
2.3 More than 25 participants in the group will not allow us to conduct classes effectively, so this number of participants will be the highest possible.
2.4 Participants will be selected by means of competition on the basis of submitted applications (questionnaires), so fill in all the required fields and be sure to specify why you would like to get into our school.
2.5 The school administration reserves the right to limit the number of participants from one organization (agency) in one group of the course.
2.6 In case you failed to qualify for a course, we will include you in the reserve list and invite if there is a vacant seat in the group or for the next admission. 

3. CLASSES 

3.1 Classes will take place every two weeks for 2-4 hours. We are sure that lectures will be interesting and will not let you fall asleep, but we also will arrange coffee breaks just in case (it will be tea for those who do not drink coffee).
3.2 Theory + practice + your questions + our answers = necessary knowledge and skills. Do not hesitate to ask questions – they will help you to understand all the material better and allow us to improve the quality of our learning materials.
3.3 We speak Ukrainian in class. 

4. TESTS AND HOMEWORK 

4.1 To allow our coaches to better adapt to your needs, we can conduct rapid tests (surveys) at the first lesson of your course.
4.2 School is not a school without homework. We are no exception.
4.3 You will have a final test after completion of the course and for self-monitoring purposes. Only the school administration and nobody else will know your test results (unless, of course, you decide to boast about your achievements).
4.4 Those who work conscientiously in all classes will receive a relevant training certificate.

Are you still struggling with rule-making techniques because of your education in the humanities? Do you know everything and want to learn more? For such cases, experts of the Better Regulation Delivery Office developed a training course that will allow you to draft a regulation with eyes closed. Or at least to dictate it… In any case, we will prove that the rule-making is not only an important and responsible area, but also an outstanding skill that can and should be obtained.
The course consists of four classes of 4 academic hours each. If you would like to join – monitor application submission deadlines, see the program and register! 

Course program

Day 1

Briefly about the legislative system

Introduction

Introduction of participants

Purpose and structure of the Course

Expected results

Legislative system structure

Hierarchy of legislation and the level of regulatory intervention

Are all the laws the same?

Subordinate legal acts: systemic chaos or chaotic system?

What? Where? When? Application of legislation in time, in the personal and territorial scope

Requirements for draft legal acts

Government draft laws

Parliamentary draft laws

CMU’s draft resolutions

CEB’s draft orders

Other draft legal acts

Practical task

Day 2

How to prepare texts of legal acts in a quality manner?

Behind the scenes of the rule-making process

“How many lawyers are needed to replace one bulb?”: is it possible to draft a perfect legal act on your own?

Lawyers, non-lawyers and “lawyers from the people”: what is the amount of each ingredient in a good “dish”?

Structure of draft legal acts

“Nomen est omen”: coming up with a draft law title

Preamble: aesthetics or necessity?

Definitions and Ockham’s Razor

When size (and not just that) does matter: divide the text into chapters, sections, articles and parts

Rule wording as the rule-making culmination. Hypothesis and disposition as keystones of rules

False modesty of annexes to a legal act

Last but not the least: transitional and final provisions

Language of draft legal acts

Writing a literary work and a legal act: what are the differences?

Complexity of simple wordings

Legal certainty of statements and expectation of literal interpretation

Stable use of terminology

Rules should work

Identifying performers and determining competencies

Inadmissibility of a “thing in itself”: ensuring interaction with the current legislation

Carrots and sticks: enforcement, responsibility and incentives to comply with rules

Nudges

Practical task

Day 3

Special rule-making features

Specifics of the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU

 

Rule-making technique elements

Lists

Presumptions

References

Certainty vs. discretion

Horizontal legislation for top-down governance

Whether I am a trembling creature or whether I have the right”: the limitation of Article 19 of the Constitution of Ukraine

Complexity of character: regulating permitting documents

Identifying and regulating administrative services

Practical task

Day 4

Evolution of a text-based Word-file to a Golos Ukrainy newspaper: rule-making procedure

CMU’s resolution

‘Beta-release’: selecting testers and revealing ‘bugs’

“Drawing the fire upon yourself”: public discussion, coordination with interested bodies and legal expertise

Approval by government committees

Approval by the CMU

Entry into effect

Special features of CEB’s orders

“Mission Impossible” or registration of a legal act by the Ministry of Justice

Other features

Draft laws

Peculiriaties of the Government’s consideration

Preparing for the first reading

Preparing for the second and third reading

Signing, publication and entry into effect

Final testing

Awarding certificates

 

 

 

 

 

 

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