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Implementing an “Open Government” Model and Ensuring Transparent
and Effective Decision Making by Local Government

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Support of Small and Medium Sized
Enterprises Development

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Improve Collaboration between Local, Regional and National Authorities
to Facilitate Decentralization and Intergovernmental Dialogue

PROJECT NEWS

Grant program under Small and Medium – Sized Enterprises Development Support Fund
PLEDDG Project launched a grant program in the framework of the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development Support Fund (SME Fund). The SME Fund is aimed at fostering SME development through creation of relevant infrastructure, developing entrepreneurial skills and capacity building, as well as facilitating the implementation of business support programs in PLEDDG partner cities.
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Berdyansk Initiates Work on Marketing Strategy
Today, on July 5, the city council conference hall hosted the Working Group’s first meeting on development of marketing strategy with support of the international technical aid project “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” (PLEDDG Project) being implemented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and funded by Global Affairs Canada.
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Working Group First Meeting on Strategic Planning
Today, on July 5, 2018, at 11 a.m., the Zmerynka City Council hosted the Working Group’s first meeting on a city development strategy, which was opened by Ihor Lepyoshkin, PLEDDG Senior Expert and Head of Experts Group, and Olha Borovska, Deputy Mayor on Humanitarian Affairs.
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Berdyansk Holds Public Hearings on Berdyansk Development Strategy 2027
Оn June 26, the Draft Berdyansk Development Strategy 2027 was presented at public hearings. The event was held in great hall of the T.H. Shevchenko Community Center. It welcomed the city council deputies, representatives of enterprises and organizations, industrial sector, transport, sanatorium-and-health-resort and recreation centers, utility companies, representatives of NGOs, urban district committees, and residents of the city to take part therein.
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“Local Economic Development Menu” Proposed by PLEDDG Experts
One of the major PLEDDG Project’s tasks is to assist partner cities in drawing up and implementing their development strategies. Funding the events and projects on the strategies for city development implies making use of efficient sources, instruments, and the mechanisms facilitating economic growth, increase of cities’ competitiveness, and improvement of citizens’ living standards.
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Going to Most Livable Ukrainian City for Knowledge: Vinnytsia Offers Local Economic Development Training
How can a city facilitate economic growth and increase its competitiveness? How can it improve the citizens’ living standards? Where shall it find efficient funding sources for events and projects? This and many other things were the subject matter of the talk given by Ihor Lepyoshkin, PLEDDG Head of Experts Group, and Liubomyr Chornii, Head of the Board at the Center for Public Expertise.
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