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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

VІІ International Investment Forum “Vinnytsia Region – Business at the Heart of Ukraine” Takes Place in Vinnytsia
Today, Vinnytsia hosts the VІІ International Investment Forum “Vinnytsia Region – Business at Heart of Ukraine”. Representatives from Ukraine, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, China, Norway, Belgium, and Canada are attending the event. After its opening and welcoming speeches, the visits to KNESS PV factory, LetyShops company, and “Barlinek Invest” LLC took place. Besides, the forum participants are going to visit the groundbreaking ceremony symbolizing the construction of a new plant of HEAD company.
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Sustainability of PLEDDG-supported Projects Assessed in Berdyansk
A regular session of the Advisory Committee on Effective Governance and Development created for implementation of PLEDDG Project in Berdyansk was dedicated to assessment of the sustainability aspects of the PLEDDG-supported initiatives and projects carried out in Berdiansk as well as to the question of how the Project could help implement such initiatives. The session was chaired by Ihor Lepyoshkin, Senior Expert, Head of Experts Group of PLEDDG Project, with participation of PLEDDG Consultant Volodymyr Proskurnin and PLEDDG Regional Coordinator in Zaporizhia oblast Svitlana Kruhliak. It began with the speech of Mayor Yulia Doinova, who reminded all the attendees that 11 initiatives and projects were being implemented in the city, calling everyone for an effective activity.
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Poltava Marketing Strategy and City Brand under Development
A meeting on “The Concept of Poltava Brand” (or how to position an up-to-date image of the city worldwide) took place as part of the project “The Development and Implementation of Poltava Marketing Strategy”. During the session the task team members were generating ideas to be used further by PLEDDG to create a city brand.
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What Kolomyia Amalgamated Territorial Community to Work over until 2023
Today, the town hall hosted PLEDDG experts, who, together with local government, were working on modifications to the implementation plan for 2027 Kolomyia Development Strategy. The amendments became necessary for amalgamation of villages with Kolomyia. They were made to take the interests of all localities of our amalgamated territorial community into account.
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Greenhouse Business Employs Young People with Disabilities in Dorozhne village
In the village of Dorozhne, Vinnytsia region, the Association for Protection of Rights and Assistance to People with Disabilities “Open Hearts” NGO equipped a greenhouse on the grounds of the Social Workshops. This was made possible through the project “Creating inclusive conditions for employment of young people with severe disabilities based on the Social Workshops’ greenhouse business”, with the financial support of PLEDDG’s SME Support Fund.
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Zhmerynka Ranks in Top 5 of Best Ukrainian Investment-attractive Towns
Zhmerynka has ranked in the top 5 of the best Ukrainian cities by investor appeal criterion. The rating was made public by the Fund “The Regional Center for Economic Research and Support for Business”. Such a result was achieved due to openness and transparency of the actions carried out by the Zhmerynka City Council’s Executive Committee as well as due to continuous participation of the town in various partnership programs. No doubt, behind such rating result is a routine and methodical work done by the people who are in charge of deciding on development priorities, drawing up strategic plans and maps for investors, making databases public, welcoming the community to take part in this process.
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