Memorandum of Cooperation
The School of Senior Civil Service of Ukraine
Danish School of Public Administration (DSPA), Denmark
The School of Senior Civil Service of Ukraine and the Danish School of Public Administration (DSPA) (hereinafter – “the Parties”) has entered into this bilateral co-operation, in order to exchange experience and partnership that will open new opportunities and give incentives to resolve tasks encountered by both parties.
Article 1 Content
On the basis of equity, mutual benefit and mutual interests for motivation and development of exchange and cooperation the Parties have agreed as follows:
The Parties will develop, exchange experience and cooperation in the area of professional training of civil service corps members. I.e.:
Civil service and human resources management and development;
Reform of civil service system;
Development of professional training of civil servants;
Other areas of cooperation determined in coordination with the Parties.
Article 2 Procedures
The cooperation will be carried out through:
Exchange of delegations (comprising of management, trainers, lecturers) for the purpose of experience sharing and learning.
Organisation and implementation of conferences, seminars, consultations and experts’ meetings.
Delivery of training courses and seminars on specific matters of civil service.
Mutual exchange of training materials and printed editions on civil service and human resources management.
Exchange of relevant materials, information and documentation.
Establishing of joint working groups consisting of public authority representatives, experts, scientists and other specialists in public administration and civil service.
Implementation of joint projects and programs.
Representatives of the Parties (hereinafter – “the Coordinators”) will hold regular meetings summarizing the results of cooperation in the frameworks of this Memorandum and for preparation of recommendations and plans for further cooperation that are to be approved by corresponding Protocol.
All actions will be coordinated and agreed by the designated Coordinators. For each training activities/actions a specific Terms of Reference will be provided, setting out the aims/objectives, the outputs, the number of days and any other special requirements.
The Coordinators are responsible for the effective implementation of this Memorandum. The coordinators are responsible for the development of an annual implementation plan and shall make proposals with respect to other forms of co-operation from the moment when this Memorandum enters into force.
Representatives of other state bodies, scientific and educational institutions, other agencies and organizations of both Parties can be involved, based upon a common agreement between the parties, into cooperation in the frameworks of this Memorandum to provide effective implementation of its provisions.
Article 3 Intellectual Property
Unless otherwise provided, all reports and materials prepared by experts from Danish School of Public Administration and by the School of Senior Civil Service of Ukraine shall belong to the respective party, and in case of use of the other party’s material the user is obliged to mention the name of source of the material.
Article 4 Resolution of Disputes
Any disputes or disagreements, between staff of the Parties involved concerning interpretation and implementation of provisions of this Memorandum should be solved by means of negotiations and consultations between the Parties.
Article 5 Final Provisions
Done in Frederiksberg on June 10 2009, this Memorandum will be published in two original copies, each in English and Ukrainian languages, one copy for each Party. In case of divergence of interpretation, the English text shall prevail.
Amendments to this Memorandum should be in the form of a written annex, signed by both Parties.
This Memorandum enters into force on the date of signature by both Parties and remains in force during five years.
This Memorandum may be terminated before the expiry date, without compensation, by either of the Parties, with at least 8 weeks notice.
If the implementation of this agreement is delayed, hindered or prevented or is otherwise disturbed by reason of force majeure which means any event beyond the control of the party affected, then the party so affected shall promptly notify the other in writing.
Mr. Nikolaj Lubanski
Danish School of Public Administration (DSPA)
Mr. Eduard Zakharchenko
School of Senior Civil Service of Ukraine