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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

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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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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