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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

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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Kolomyia Community Helps City Councillors Devise Development Strategy for Decades to Come
Planning of Kolomyia’s strategic development began four years ago under the auspices of the PLEDDG Project. Kolomyia residents believe that by 2027 the town will become the epitome of a high-quality urban environment in addition to being an economic and tourist centre of Prykarpattia. These two strategic directions have been chosen as priorities for continued development of the local economy and the town in general.
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Vinnytsia is Preparing the Social Entrepreneurship Development Program
The preparation of the 2020-2023 Social Entrepreneurship Development Program for Vinnytsia amalgamated territorial communities continues. The representatives of the City Council, public, business along with PLEDDG experts keep working on the development of a document that will become the first example of a systemic approach to supporting inclusive business in Ukraine.
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AMM Representatives Share Canadian Perspective In Ukraine
Officials with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) have returned from a trip to Ukraine where they shared a Canadian perspective to municipal government. AMM President Ralph Groening, accompanied by Executive Director Denys Volkov, travelled to the cities of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia as part of an international project through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Financed by Global Affairs Canada, Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance (PLEDDG).
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Vinnytsia Demonstrates a Systemic Approach to Investment Attraction
Vinnytsia is the centre of a modern region with a vibrant growing economy that enjoys a series of market advantages: long-standing industrial traditions, a vast utility and transport infrastructure, extensive educational resources and academic institutions specializing in information technologies, engineering and health care. By supporting the development of strategic programs and essential city promotion tools and helping implement new standards for attracting and supporting investors, the PLEDDG Project made a hefty contribution to boosting the investment appeal of Vinnytsia. In 2019, Vinnytsia continued to retain its position as one of the leaders in the Investment Sector Transparency Ranking of 100 Ukrainian Cities published by the Ukrainian office of Transparency International.
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How Melitopol Residents Promote Their City’s Brand
Melitopol has designed and approved the marketing strategy and the city brand with the support of PLEDDG. The principles of simplicity, natural values, and clarity are at the core of the Melitopol brand – local traditions, relations between the authorities and the business community, and the city space as a whole. Hospitable and business-oriented are the words that describe the two aspects of Melitopol through which the city opens itself to its residents, guests, entrepreneurs, and investors with the help of specially selected communication channels and instruments.
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The Projects Preparation for The Receiving of The EU and SRDF Sector Budget Support Training Was Held in Vinnyntsia
“Projects Preparation for the receiving of the EU and State Regional Development Fund (SRDF) Sector Budget Support” training session was held in Vinnytsia, with the support of PLEDDG. The training was attended by the representatives of the amalgamated territorial communities, local authorities and structural divisions of the oblast state administration.
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