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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

Winners of AUC call for short-term gender initiatives announced
In the spring of 2017, AUC jointly with PLEDDG Project announced a call for short-term gender initiatives, which will enhance women’s involvement in local economic development processes. The total budget of the funding within the call is worth UAH 600,000.00. A specially created committee selected 8 projects out of 38 projects received, which will be launched as early as July 2017
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Delegation of Mayors from PLEDDG partner cities visited Canada
As part of PLEDDG Project, from May 27 till June 5, 2017 mayors of 6 PLEDDG partner cities were in Canada on a local governance study tour. The aim of the study tour was to showcase Canadian good governance models and best practices, with a particular focus on the rule of law, strategic planning of city development, citizen engagement, favorable business climate and local economic development.
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Environmental sustainability discussed in Zaporizhia
Incorporation of environment protection measures into local governments’ activities and environmental sustainability issue into cities’ development programs with the aim of fostering sustainable development of the territorial communities are high on the agenda of the Environmental Sustainability Section of the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC). On May 31, 2017 the Section gathered in Zaporizhia for a working meeting to discuss the key issues of environmental sustainability.
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Attractive for tourists and comfortable to live in: Kolomyia’s way of development
A strategic plan for Kolomyia’s development has been successfully finished. The document was created by Kolomyia City Council with the support of PLEDDG Project. The final document contains more than a hundred pages and covers a period of 10 years until 2027. By 2027, Kolomyia is envisaged to become a regional economic and tourist center of the Subcarpathian region with a high quality sustainable urban environment. Those two goals were assigned top priority in a new development strategy .
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PLEDDG Project supports strategic environmental assessment of Khmilnyk Subregion Tourism Development Strategy
PLEDDG Project tries to ensure that environmental aspects are incorporated into all PLEDDG activities, from planning to implementation of each initiative and project undertaken within the framework of PLEDDG. The incorporation of environmental aspects is aimed at ensuring sustainable development of Project’s partner cities. PLEDDG Project, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Ukraine, has initiated strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the Khmilnyk Subregion Tourism Development Strategy. On May 10, 2017, a meeting of the Working Group on SEA for Khmilnyk Subregion Tourism Development Strategy took place in Khmilnyk City Council
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Ukrainian exporters combine forces to create a union of SME exporters
On April 28, 2017, with support from PLEDDG Project and Horishni Plavni City Council, a Union of SME Exporters was created at a founding conference in Horishni Plavni. The purpose of such a union is to combine efforts and resources of current and potential exporters among small and medium enterprises from different regions of Ukraine in order to raise competitive capacity of their members in entering new markets both at home and abroad, establish contacts with international partners, attract resources for export development.
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Core achievements to date and prospects for the 3rd year of PLEDDG Project activity have been presented at Steering Committee meeting on April 25, 2017
In 2017-2018 PLEDDG Project is set to to develop an online training course on SME competitive capacity building. Also, PLEDDG’s Democratic Governance and Development Initiatives Support Fund will become an important element of PLEDDG cooperation with its partner cities. It will go along with development and implementation of communications strategies, enhancement of cooperation with media, study tours to Canada and Poland
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