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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

Working group meeting on SME Development Program in Ladyzhyn
On August 19, in the session hall of Ladyzhyn City Council, the meeting of the working group to discuss preparation of SME Development Program was held as part of PLEDDG Project. Entrepreneurs, managers of enterprises, staff of local self-governance bodies, representatives from the Local Economic Development Agency, deputies of the local council, mass media representatives, and PLEDDG experts participated in the meeting
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In 4 partner cities, PLEDDG Project supports development of promotion campaigns for local products in the external markets
Local authorities will create all conditions necessary for the development of small and medium entrepreneurship, including export. The search for partners abroad, standardization and certification of products in accordance with international standards, marketing research, logistics and other components of foreign trade often require considerable financial resources, extensive knowledge and skills of workers…
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Branding and marketing campaign commenced in Vinnytsia
On July 26, the first working meeting of the expert group took place. The group will work on the development of Vinnytsia’s brand as part of PLEDDG Project. At the meeting, special aspects of city marketing and branding were discussed, the methodology for their development was defined and preselection of the type of the marketing strategy and the formation of common goal and tasks were discussed
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Challenges which businesses face were discussed in Yaremche
On July 5, representatives of the business community, non-governmental organizations committed to entrepreneurship support, the city council’s deputies and municipal official gathered to discuss barriers to business development and various problems faced by local entrepreneurs. The event took place within PLEDDG Project
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Business climate improvement in Kolomyia
Work on business climate improvement is under way in PLEDDG partner city, Kolomyia. On July 1, representatives of Kolomyia’s Association for Economic Development, non-governmental organizations and individual entrepreneurs got together to discuss advantages and challenges associated with running a business in Kolomyia. The PLEDDG Project was represented by Natalia Kobylchak, PLEDDG business consultant
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LED Day 2016 within the frameworks of XII Ukrainian Municipal Forum
On June 21-23, 2016, in the city of Odesa, XII Ukrainian Municipal Forum took place. The purpose of the Forum was to create a platform for learning, exchange of experience and advanced practices in the sphere of local self-government and local economic development. The Forum was divided into three thematic days, namely Dialogue Between Government Bodies Day, Local Economic Development Day and Strategies Day. About 300 participants took part in the event, including city mayors, representatives of government bodies and local self-government, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), international technical assistance projects, international and Ukrainian experts, mass media representatives, etc.
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PLEDDG experts discuss problems of SMEs
To see the problems from the point of view of businessmen, experts of the Project conducted in the premises of ZCC a meeting of a focus group in order to survey the situation with business climate in Zaporizhia, to this meeting they invited representatives of small, middle companies, individual entrepreneurs .
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