Implementing an “Open Government” Model and Ensuring Transparent
and Effective Decision Making by Local Government


Support of Small and Medium Sized
Enterprises Development


Improve Collaboration between Local, Regional and National Authorities
to Facilitate Decentralization and Intergovernmental Dialogue


Business Women’s Space in Zaporizhia: A Place for Mothers with Children to Learn and Work
Business Women’s Space is the first co-working center committed to supporting social innovations, women’s entrepreneurship and startup campaigns. Since it opened in Zaporizhia in 2019, it has had more than 700 visitors during its first 8 months. The co-working space was created by the NGO Center for Career Development “Professionals” under the auspices of the Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance international technical assistance project (PLEDDG) through its SME Development Fund
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Comfort, Quality, Streamlined Procedures: The Administrative Services Centre of Poltava City Hall Is Improving
As part of the decentralization reform, Ukraine has already created near 800 administrative services centres. One good example is the administrative services centre of Poltava City Council, which increased the number of services offered to clients 20 times, and the number of administrators 5 times over the past 7 years alone. A number of particularly important upgrades have been implemented with the financial support of the PLEDDG Project as part of the Democratic Governance and Development Initiatives Support Fund.
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Environmental Protection as a Key Aspect of the City Development Strategy: Experience of Zaporizhia
Owing to cooperation between Zaporizhia City Hall and PLEDDG in supporting the city development strategy, the community of Zaporizhia has finally been heard about a poignant issue – the environment. As full-fledged participants of the strategic planning process, local residents and NGO representatives insisted that environmental aspects be considered in the continued development of the city.
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European Charter for Equality of Women and Men:  Over 60 Ukrainian Cities Look to Ensure Principles of Gender Equality
(Українська) Упродовж останніх чотирьох років Проект ПРОМІС у співпраці з Асоціацією міст України активно діє в напрямі впровадження гендерної рівності в Україні. Практичним інструментом реалізації політики рівності на місцевому рівні сьогодні стала Європейська хартія рівності жінок і чоловіків у житті місцевих громад. В Україні першим підписантом Хартії стала у 2017 році Вінниця, місто-партнер Проекту ПРОМІС. На цей час до неї приєдналися вже понад 60 українських міст
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Zaporizhzhia: Helping jobless demobilized veterans
Ukrainian society has been faced with a major challenge for several years now: finding a way to help those who lived through the war.The PLEDDG Project has also been engaged in supporting veterans and within PLEDDG SME Development Fund provides its resources to encourage initiatives to assist veterans of the conflict in gaining the necessary qualifications and finding suitable work.
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Gender Equality Issues in the Context of Political Leadership Were Discussed in Poltava
On February 25, a working session of the Section on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men of the Association of Ukrainian Cities started in Poltava. The meeting was aimed to consider and discuss gender equality issues in various spheres of social and political activity as well as to work out possible ways of addressing them in both national and international contexts.
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Enerhodar Implements e-Democracy Tools: Authorities Cooperate Openly with Citizens
The City of Enerhodar has launched innovative solutions involving the public in local decision-making as well as promoting self-organization and win-win cooperation with local authorities and utility companies. Since 2012, the East Europe Foundation has been implementing the project ‘Open City: Increasing Citizens’ Participation in Local Development’, while the initiative in Enerhodar has been made possible with support from the PLEDDG Project.
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