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Implementing an “Open Government” Model and Ensuring Transparent
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Support of Small and Medium Sized
Enterprises Development

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Improve Collaboration between Local, Regional and National Authorities
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PROJECT NEWS

First Session of Task Team on Development of City Marketing Strategy Held in Horishni Plavni
On August 6, the first session of the task team on development of Horishni Plavni Marketing Strategy was held in the premises of the Horishni Plavni City Council, in which PLEDDG Project experts took part. Such collaborative work was aimed at creating Horishni Plavni’s brand, which would enhance the city’s attractiveness, increase its competitiveness as well as investor and tourist appeal.
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Zhmerynka Citizens Painted a Hundred Tote Bags on City Day
On August 4, Zhmerynka’s square transformed into a true art-quarter in observance of 116th City Foundation Day anniversary. The artworks made by talented members extracurricular activity center and local artists’ exclusive works exhibited both at the art-gallery of the municipal history museum and at the children’s music school art studio: not only could the walkers take a look at illustration techniques used, but they also could take part in the masterclasses.
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Training on “Gender-oriented Budgeting under Present-day Conditions” for Local Governance Officials Takes Place in Melitopol
On July 30, it was the second time the representatives of local self-governance bodies received a training on “Gender-oriented budgeting under present-day conditions”. The event was held in the framework of cooperation between Melitopol and PLEDDG Project “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” with support of Plenipotentiary on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men – First Deputy Mayor of Melitopol Iryna Rudakova.
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A Training on Gender-oriented Budgeting Takes Place in Myrhorod
“Implementation of the gender-oriented budgeting at the local level” – this is the topic of the two-day training which PLEDDG Project started in Myrhorod on July 25. The consultants of the Canadian project provide assistance to Myrhorod – a PLEDDG partner city – to elaborate the essential principles and stages for ensuring equal opportunities of men and women in terms of funds allocation.
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Work Begins on Tourism Development Strategy 2030
On July 23, the first meeting of a task team responsible for the development of a Vinnytsia Tourism Development Strategy took place in Vinnytsia. Vinnytsia is well-placed to secure its status of a tourist centre in Podil region and to become a part of national tourism product. The plan for development of this sector for the upcoming ten years shall be elaborated within six months.
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Young Zmerynka Citizens Develop Conscious Approach to Waste Sorting
In 2018, Zhmerynka City Council received a financial grant from the Democratic Governance and Development Initiatives Support Fund as part of PLEDDG Project and is currently implementing a project aimed at putting sorting and separate waste collection activity into practice as well as developing Zhmerynka citizens’ environment preservation skills. The youth and budget sector employees have become the project’s pathfinders.
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Strategic Environmental Assessment Training Takes Place in Vinnytsia
On July 11-12, trainings on strategic ecological assessment (SEA) of documents are conducted in the framework of PLEDDG Project. The specialists of the departments and administrations, responsible for creation of regional development strategies and for performance of SEA, coming from Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr, Rivne, Odesa, and Mykolaiv regional state administrations, are taking part in the training.
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PLEDDG Enhances Ukrainian Municipal Sector: Vinnytsia’s Success Story
Successful development of Ukrainian territorial communities and meaningful transformational process relies on people ready to work under new conditions both professionally and in terms of their worldview. It is vital that they have knowledge of new technologies in local economic development management and relevant skills to apply it in the context of a certain community. PLEDDG Project provides a comprehensive assistance for its partner cities to build an efficient cooperation across all levels of governance and enhances the capacity of Ukrainian municipal sector through extending cross-sectoral dialogue, integrated planning of local economic development, and strengthening of public service capacity based on customized training programs.
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