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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
to Facilitate Decentralization and Intergovernmental Dialogue

PROJECT NEWS

PLEDDG Project supports strategic environmental assessment of Khmilnyk Subregion Tourism Development Strategy
(Українська) З метою забезпечення сталого розвитку в містах-партнерах, Проект ПРОМІС дбає про те, щоб екологічні аспекти були враховані при плануванні та реалізації кожної ініціативи в рамках Проекту. Спільно з Фондом ім. Гайнріха Бьолля в Україні, Проект ПРОМІС ініціював проведення Стратегічної екологічної оцінки Стратегії розвитку туризму на території субрегіону Хмільник. Зокрема, 10 травня 2017 року у м.Хмільник відбулося засідання робочої групи з проведення СЕО проекту Стратегії розвитку туризму
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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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Clark Somerville, the President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and Vitali Klitschko, the Head of Association of Ukrainian Cities, held a meeting to discuss the prospects for cooperation
On March 7, Kyiv City State Administration hosted a meeting between the President of FCM, Clark Somerville, the Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk PLEDDG experts, and Vitali Klitschko, the Head of Association of Ukrainian Cities. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the prospects for cooperation between Ukraine and Canada, possibility of exchange of experience and learning from Canadian best governance practices, establishing communication channels between the community and the government, promoting cooperation between twin cities of Kyiv and Toronto
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V Local Self-Governance Forum
The Forum, which takes place every year in Lviv, has become a platform for knowledge sharing and experience exchange in the local self-governance sphere, as well as an effective tool for developing practical solutions to pressing issues related to local self-governance and the role of local authorities in national development
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PLEDDG organized a roundtable discussion on social entrepreneurship in Lviv
On March 23-24, 2017 Lviv hosted a round-table discussion on social entrepreneurship and its support by local government, organized within the framework of PLEDDG Project. The goal of a two-day event was to introduce the potential of social entrepreneurship for solving pressing social issues, familiarize participants with relevant Canadian experience and Ukrainian best practices of creating and running social enterprises
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Roman Waschuk, «It’s important for Canada to offer the Ukrainians an opportunity for self-fulfillment»
Exclusive interview with a Canadian diplomat of Ukrainian descent. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk, visited Prykarpattia to meet with local residents and have a first-hand view of the implementation of PLEDDG Project, which is implemented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by Global Affairs Canada. Learn more about Roman Waschuk’s trip to Prykarpattia here
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On March 16, Poltava hosted an inter-governmental forum “Effective governance as a precondition for a rapid development of Poltava region”
Over 100 representatives of central, regional and local authorities, non-governmental organizations, united territorial communities, Ukrainian and foreign experts attended the forum. The objective of the forum was to establish cooperation and allow for information exchange between central executive and legislative bodies of Ukraine, as well as regional and local authorities, with the aim of improving the mechanisms of planning and facilitation of the development of territorial communities, which will contribute to enhancing competitiveness and quality of life in Poltava region
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