The view that quality education will make children happy, the way the new team is planning to ensure the high incomes and decent pensions, innovations and opportunities, the visions regarding the country’s development were among the themes raised by new members of the Government during the discussion "Government for Happiness?" in the framework of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) "Happiness now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis."
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov is convinced that a team of happiness is currently working in the Cabinet of Ministers. "Happiness in our work means clear targets, energy in pursuit of those targets and support of the team. Then we will succeed. Our current Government is a team of happiness", he emphasized.
Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine Tymofiy Mylovanov shared his vision of this concept from the point of view of the economy. According to him, "Happiness, in economic terms, means financial security - high incomes and decent pensions. Innovation, open markets, access to capital and fair competition."
Education and Science Minister Hanna Novosad assures that those personalities who can be creative will be happy. "Quality education will allow children to develop creativity", she stressed.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports of Ukraine Volodymyr Borodyanskyy asserts the Government will create opportunities to make people happy. "Work resembles sports: although not everything works out at the beginning, over time you are improving - this is happiness", he stressed.
It should be noted this year, the 16th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) is taking place through September 12-14 in Kyiv. The forum focuses on governance for happiness and analyzes today’s main challenges from that angle.