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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
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Improve Collaboration between Local, Regional and National Authorities
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PROJECT NEWS

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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Social Entrepreneurship Prospects and Challenges Discussed in Zaporizhia
Today, on March 6, Zaporizhia Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts the first “round table” format session on sharing experience in social entrepreneurship. The session welcomed representatives of regional and city council, Zaporizhia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, social enterprises, and NGOs. The event was organized by Executive Committee of Zaporizhia City Council with participation of PLEDDG Project’s reprersentatives.
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Oleksandr Kucherenko: “Vinnytsia is a place where we can set the most difficult tasks and test the latest practices”
Today, on March 6, Vinnytsia City Council hosts an extended session of the Advisory Committee on Effective Governance and Development created for implementation of PLEDDG Project in Vinnytsia. Representatives both of the City Council and PLEDDG summed up the results of their joint work on implementation of a range of initiatives and discussed plans for further cooperation.
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Training Seminar on Strategic Environmental Assessment Takes Place in Ivano-Frankivsk
On March 5, Ivano-Frankivsk hosted a training seminar on strategic environmental assessment, which agenda included its role, legislative framework, basic implementation principles and elements. The event was organized in the framework of “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” Project (PLEDDG), implemented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in partnership with the Association of Ukrainian Cities.
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Zaporizhia Center for Export Support Presents “Exporter’s ABC Book”
ABC Book. The practical guide “Exporter’s ABC Book” was presented at the session of the Council of Zaporizhia Chamber of Commerce and Industry made up of the region’s leading companies. The edition comes as part of activities carried out by Zaporizhia Center for Export Support, created by Zaporizhia CCI and Zaporizhia Regional Development Agency with PLEDDG support.
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A Session of Section on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men of Association of Ukrainian Cities Takes Place
Today, on March 6, Vinnytsia City Council hosts an extended session of the Advisory Committee on Effective Governance and Development created for implementation of PLEDDG Project in Vinnytsia. Representatives both of the City Council and PLEDDG summed up the results of their joint work on implementation of a range of initiatives and discussed plans for further cooperation.
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Work Continues on Zhmerynka 2030 Development Strategy
On February 26, 2019, a meeting of the Zhmerynka 2030 Development Strategy Working Group took place in Zhmerynka. The Working Group was created in the framework of PLEDDG Project’s cooperation with Zhmerynka authorities, with the aim of elaborating a city development strategy for Zhmerynka.
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Seminar on Investment Attraction to Economic Development of Regions for Representatives of Regional Authorities and Their Partners
On February 21, 2019, Kyiv hosted a training session on investment topic, which welcomed the participation of the First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Regional Development, Building and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko, State Institution “Investment Promotion Office”, representatives of central and regional public bodies, experts, foreign partners, and businesses.
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PLEDDG Project and open online course provider EdEra have launched a course on social entrepreneurship
On February 19, 2019, PLEDDG Project and Ukrainian open online course provider, EdEra, launched an online course «Social Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness», which is a part of «The School of Competitiveness of Small Business». The abovementioned online course introduces students to social entrepreneurship, explains the main differences between social and traditional enterprises, deals with various social enterprise business models etc.
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