Today, on Europe Day, the Main Service Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has become a full member of the International Commission for Driver Testing (CIECA), which brings together competent authorities and organisations in the field of road safety and the conduct of theoretical and practical examinations for obtaining the right to drive vehicles.
Membership in CIECA is particularly relevant for the Main Service Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in view of the intensification of European integration reforms in Ukraine. It is connected with Ukraine's acquisition of the status of a candidate for membership in the European Union. From now on, participation in the International Commission for Driver Testing will facilitate the implementation of a number of already launched projects and the preparation of new regulations that will bring Ukrainian legislation closer to the provisions of EU legislation in this area.
CIECA President Mr. René Claesen in his letter of acceptance of Ukraine's membership said: "By joining CIECA, the Main Service Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will become part of a prestigious network of road safety and driver testing organisations in Europe and beyond."
In May, Ukraine will join the Congress organised annually by CIECA. This will be the 55th CIECA General Assembly and Congress, which will be hosted by one of the members of the International Commission for Driver Testing - the Austrian Road Safety Board.
Participation in the International Commission for Driving Testing will allow Ukraine to more effectively implement EU standards and improve the processes of passing theoretical and practical exams, as well as will help to expand the possibilities of recognising and exchanging Ukrainian driving licences in other countries without passing exams due to their unification. After all, it is precisely the unification of efforts and constructive cooperation of the competent authorities in this area that is the key to achieving effective results.
This international association was founded in 1956 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Today, CIECA unites the competent authorities of 38 countries, 24 of which are members of the European Union.