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


Support of Small and Medium Sized
Enterprises Development


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


PLEDDG Continues SME Fund Grant Program
Vinnytsia region – Zhmerynka, Ladyzhyn, Khmilnyk
Ivano-Frankivsk region – Ivano-Frankivsk, Dolyna, Kolomyia, Yaremche
Zaporizhia region – Berdyansk, Energodar, Melitopol
Poltava region – Poltava, Horishni Plavni, Kremenchuk, Myrhorod
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Three PLEDDG Pilot Regions Named Winners of Best Local Self-Government Practices Competition
On December 18th, 2018 the Club of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine hosted an official awards ceremony for the finalists of the Best Local Self-Government Practices in 2018 competition. The competition was organized by the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine under the auspices of the Ministry’s permanent partner, the Council of Europe, as part of the program “Decentralization and Reform of Local Self-governance in Ukraine”.
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Enerhodar Approves Its Brand
Since 2017, the project “Creating a Positive Image of Enerhodar as an Investment Attractive City” has been implemented with financial support from PLEDDG Project. In the framework of PLEDDG, the Enerhodar Marketing Strategy until 2025 was developed, as well as the city’s brand.
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Kremenchuk Actively Cooperates with PLEDDG Project
On December 19th, 2018, the Executive Committee of Kremenchuk City Council held an extended meeting of the Advisory Committee on Effective Governance and Development, which was created to ensure implementation of PLEDDG Project in Kremenchuk. The meeting was dedicated to the sustainability of the efforts within PLEDDG Project. The meeting was attended by First Deputy Mayor Volodymyr Pelypenko, PLEDDG Director Oleksandr Kucherenko, PLEDDG Senior Governance Advisor Kadie Ward, PLEDDG Senior Expert, Head of Experts Group Ihor Lepyoshkin, PLEDDG consultant Andrii Zaluznyi, active city residents.
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PLEDDG Hosted First All-Ukrainian Forum of Signatory Cities to European Charter for Equality of Women and Men
On December 6th, 2018, the First All-Ukrainian Forum of Signatory Cities to European Charter for Equality of Women and Men (Charter) took place in the framework of PLEDDG Project. The aim of the Forum was to provide cities with methodological support in joining the Charter, as well as help the participants gain an insight into implementation practices and еру monitoring of implementation measures.
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Myrhorod Citizens Create a New Image for their City
On November 28th, a working meeting on “City Branding Projects” took place in PLEDDG partner city Myrhorod. At the meeting, which was held in the open space format, participants generated ideas for city visualization by various target audiences. The participants were tasked with “growing” the image of Myrhorod through projects ideas that would underpin the city’s marketing strategy. In their creative process the participants were assisted by PLEDDG consultants.
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Kyiv Hosts Second International Conference on Inclusive Business Development
On November 22-23rd, PLEDDG held the 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Business Development. The event became a follow-up to the first inclusive business development conference that took place in November 2017. The objective of the Second International Conference on Inclusive Business Development was to increase awareness of representatives from Ukrainian cities of new approaches to inclusive business development through the analysis of successful Ukrainian and international cases of innovations and investments.
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