Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada approved the bill “On recognition of Plast movement and peculiarities of state support of Plast and scouting movement” with the presidential proposals. 316 MPs voted for the draft law.
Rada TV channel broadcasted the plenary session.
The revised bill establishes the main tasks of support for Plast and scouting movement, including “formation of European identity among children and young people, promoting the integration of the Ukrainian Plast and scouting movement into the European and Euro-Atlantic community” and “building a sense of pride for Ukraine and respect for the laws.”
It is established that executive bodies and local self-government bodies provide material, financial, informational and consulting support for the activities of Plast and scouting public associations.
In particular, state and local budgets may provide funds in support of the Plast and scouting education program.
The Plast National Scout Organization of Ukraine, commonly called Ukrainian Plast or simply Plast, is the largest Scouting organization in Ukraine.
Plast and scouting public associations can use public and communal cultural institutions on preferential terms. At the same time, it is forbidden to change the purpose of the infrastructure of the Plast and scouting movement set by self-government bodies or state authorities (without the consent of the Ministry of Youth and Sports).
According to the bill, Plast and scouting state-funded education activity is conducted in Ukrainian.
Central executive bodies promote the growth of the Plast and scouting movement outside of Ukraine with education in the Ukrainian language.
The law will come into force the day after its official publication.