Press Release

Conducting a briefing on the creation of the Platform for Business and
Public Associations “INDUSTRY UKRAINE”

On June 13, 2007 at 10:00 in the premises of the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center a briefing on the creation of the INDUSTRY4UKRAINE platform (hereinafter – the Platform) aimed at consolidating the efforts of business associations, science and the public around the main appeals of the Manifest to the newly elected President of Ukraine, political forces, which will be presented at the next convocation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and will form the future composition of the coalition government regarding:

1.) The official confirmation of industrial development as one of the highest political priorities of the agenda of its activities.
2.)Approval of the Industrial Development Strategy, which focuses on creating new manufacturing capacities in the national economy, digitalization and infrastructure reconstruction;
3) Establishing the post of Deputy Prime Minister for Industrial Policy, whose mandate will include coordination of industries, innovation, export and cluster development issues.

The following representatives of organizations and institutions will participate in the event: Oleksandr Yurchak (Association of Industrial Automation Enterprises of Ukraine), Volodymyr Vlasyuk (Ukrpromzovneshekspertiza), Leonid Kozachenko (Council of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine), Igor Goncharenko (Support Office for Reforms of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) , Igor Burakovsky (Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting) and Denis Bazilevich (Institute for Professional Lobbying and Advocacy). Domestic business associations, scientific and community organizations that share the Manifesto appeals are invited to join the Platform, as well as to discuss the main principles and principles of industrial development during the Forum on June 25, 2019.

Reference: The Platform is created by analogy with the European Coalition INDUSTRY4EUROPE (industry4europe.eu), in which more than 500 business associations of the EU address newly elected deputies of the European Parliament and the future European Commission with similar requirements. Today, in the context of the exponential development of the digital economy in the world, which determine the most stringent rules in recent decades, the question of re-industrialization receives new qualities and scales. Modern challenges can not be overcome by outdated means and approaches. At all levels, close co- operation between public authorities, businesses, science and the public is needed to form a common agenda and action plan. The European Coalition is a vivid example of such cooperation.

Instead, the reverse process of de-industrialization continues in Ukraine, and most industrialists are far from digitizing tasks. In 2018, the share of manufacturing in GDP was only 11.5%. Most of the indices of industrial development have created a huge backlog of Ukraine even from neighboring countries. In further attention of the state to the current challenges of industrial development on the final principle, there are
significant risks of the destruction of leading industrial enterprises, as well as existing scientific and production potential.